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australia / Queensland

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Queensland is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the southwest and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Queensland government figures show national parks receive 51 million visits from Australians and 7.9 million visits from international visitors each year.

FYI - @AustraliaGreat spotlights Queensland on Sundays. More info on Google+


Tourism Eases The Burden - Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) - Outbounding - @EricTlozek
Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest - @MelissaLDavey
Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation caring for 1.2m hectares of north Queensland
Indigenous Languages Blog Launched - @slqld
Park ecotourism proposals move to next stage
National parks group rejects ecotourism plans
State Government plans to allow logging in areas earmarked for national parks
Qld Govt overturns national park decisions
Experts say Queensland national parks far from locked up - The Sunshine Coast Daily
Conversation with Willie Gordon


    Cape York

    Cape York and wild rivers

    itbw award

    Guurrbi Tours (2009 winner)

    Tourism Portals

    Tourism Queensland - @Queensland


    Visit Queensland
    Cooktown Tropical North Queensland
    Cape York People United
    ABC Far North


    A quick summary
    Main Range NP
    Central Highlands
    Southern Queensland

    Flickr Groups

    Beautiful South East Queensland
    Mt Barney National Park





    queensland art gallery
    guurrbi tours
    ABC Queensland



    Queensland Weather and Warnings

    Aboriginal and Indigenous Cultures

    Indigenous interests

    Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges
    Insider Tips: Queensland's Indigenous North - CN Traveler

    Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre serves as the Indigenous Language Centre for Southern Queensland.
    Indigenous Languages Blog Launched - @slqld

    Indigenous Knowledge Centres

    The Origin of Languages

    The story of Barrett's Lagoon - Guurrbi Tours

    Inspiring action for more #indigenous#tourism opportunies @TheQTIC#qticindegenous forum @Queensland





    Queensland Reds


    RN Museums competition winner -- Congratulations to North Stradbroke Island Historical Society Museum!



    James Cook University


    Great Barrier Reef
    Gold Coast


    State of Origin
    Tambourine Mountain


    Elsewhere on the Web

    Bicycle Queensland
    Scenic Rim Regional Council
    Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
    150 Must-dos

    2012 Election

    South east corner of Queensland key to election victory


    Protect the Bush Alliance -

    Food - @food_connect

    National Trust - a community organisation which works to identify and conserve Queensland's heritage. The Trust has been operating since 1963.

    Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park


    Parks and forests -

    Currawinya National Park

    Queensland Parks and Forests
    Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

    Hinchinbrook Island National Park

    Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park
    Endeavour River National Park
    Mount Cook National Park


    Snake Catcher

    Embedded Tweets

    Buzzword Bingo

    Aboriginal - Bama Way - Barramundi - Brisbane - Cairns - Cape York - Coolangatta - Cooktown - Gold Coast - Golden Gumboot - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Hinchinbrook Island - Land Tenure - North Stradbroke Island - Queensland - Rugby - Sunshine State - Townsville - Tully River - Warra - Wet Tropics


    Abbot Point




    Barron River

    Barron River - Wikipedia


    Charters Towers

    Charters Towers






    Canungra Visitor Information Centre



    Cloncurry - Outback Now






    Peregian Beach Markets is located 10 minutes north of Cooloum


    Cunnamulla is at the crossroads of the Matilda Highway and the Adventure Way. Cunnamulla, meaning 'long stretch of water' which refers to the nearby Warrego River, is in the Paroo Shire which also includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah.

    Fraser Island

    Fraser Island - EPA

    Girraween National Park


    The day that changed Grantham - 'Within two minutes it went from being no water out in the street to being waist deep inside the shop.' When Queensland went under water in January this year the tiny town of Grantham suffered the greatest loss of life: 12 people died. The locals clung to fences, floated on top of cars and supported each other to survive the unexpected and sudden wall of muddy water and debris that inundated their town. You'll hear tales of fear, bravery and loss in this moving radio feature.,_Queensland


    Herberton’s Wondecla Markets on the third Sunday every month

    Hervey Bay

    Hervey Bay - @FraserCoastQLD

    Touring the Art Deco town of Innisfail -


    World music group embraces Australian folk songs - ABC


    Just a 40 minute drive from Noosa is the small township of Kenilworth, with a population of less than 300, in the beautiful Mary Valley, behind the Blackall Range, and only about two hours drive north of Brisbane. Among its many attractions is the Kenilworth and District Historical Museum.


    Kingaroy in southeast Queensland is feeling the impact of long term climate change and peanuts just don't grow there like they used to. While peanut silos still dominate the skyline, and it remains a processing hub, Kingaroy now produces only a fraction of the peanuts it used to grow.


    Djurri Daugal

    Kuranda, Queensland

    Visitor Information Centre
    Iningai Nature Park is named after the Iningai Traditional Owners who lived along the Thomson River from near Stonehenge to Muttaburra prior to European occupation.
    Stockman's Hall of Fame

    View Larger Map

    Magnetic Island

    Magnetic Island

    Main Range

    Main Range National Park
    Main Range National Park - Flickr


    Mount Barney National Park

    The park is located 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane.

    Mount Lewis


    In September 2007, the former Noosa Shire was awarded Biosphere status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere International Coordinating Council. Noosa Biosphere Limited is the only officially recognized governance body for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve through a number of well-establish community based sectoral boards. - @noosagallery

    North Stradbroke Island

    see: Brisbane

    Palm Island,_Queensland

    Port Douglas

    Tourists lap up Port Douglas’ rescue dog walking program - -


    Ravenshoe: the highest town in Queensland


    Rockhampton is surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes and is located on the Fitzroy River. The city was founded in 1855 and has a reputation as Australia's beef capital. The city lies 40 kilometers inland from the Capricorn Coast Beaches. The drive from Rockhampton to Brisbane is eight hours.

    Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. Its current population of 300,000 is expected to reach half a million in just under 20 years. The iconic coastal strip is environmentally vulnerable. The mayor of the new regional mega-council proposes a population cap, restricting the population to 400,000.

    The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland's Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the state's top historic buildings and cultural sites. The pineapple was one of the first of the Big Things that dot the Australian landscape. These include the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, the Big Merino sheep at Goulburn, the Big Trout at Adaminaby and the Big Gumboot, an oversized rubber boot in Australia's wettest town, Tully in Queensland.
    Best markets on the Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast plan to cap population
    Sunshine Coast Environment Council
    Sunshine Coast
    State of the Region
    University of the Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast Environment Council

    Sunshine Coast

    University of the Sunshine Coast


    The Dreaming Festival

    Last month, thousands of people were welcomed by the traditional owners onto Jinibara country in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for The Dreaming Festival. Every year, speakers debate some critical issues in Indigenous culture and this year it was no different; panels ranged over everything from intellectual property, copyright and protocol to sexuality, eldership, history and political activism.




    Tropical Drive

    The Great Tropical Drive is an ambitious route of 2,000 kilometers that loops Cairns, Townsville and Cooktown. This route includes the Great Green Way that weaves 457 kilometers along the coast between Townsville and Cairns.


    Bush Telegraph broadcasts from Tully in far north Queensland - download

    Undara Volcanic National Park (PDF)

    Undara Volcanic National Park, the location of the longest lava flow from a single volcano on Earth. Sections of roof of these lava tubes have collapsed allowing access to the inner tube with spectacular colours, immense size and an amazing diversity of wildlife.

    Undara is 300 kilometers or a four hour drive west, southwest of Cairns along the Gulf Development Road in the eastern Gulf region of Queensland.

    State of the Region Summit Sunshine Coast

    Barron River






    Whitsunday Coast - @WhitsundaysQLD - @QLDWhitsundays


    Listening to nature - Animal sounds and bird song have adapted to specific environments and habitats, but the use of sound has in turn shaped the evolution of different species. And that includes homo sapiens. Sound has formed us as social and cultural ‘animals’.



    Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland

    Building Nature’s Resilience: a Draft Biodiversity Strategy for Queensland places biodiversity at the centre of conservation efforts for the state. The strategy highlights the need for better understanding of the current and emerging threats to biodiversity, such as the impacts of development and climate change.

    Climate Change and Queensland Biodiversity


    Queensland Environmental Protection Agency

    Lines in the Sand @ North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 06.2012 Kudos @LINESintheSAND1


    Ecotourism News - Tourism Queensland
    Queensland Travel Info - Australian Explorer
    Tourism Queensland
    Queensland Holidays
    Tropical North Queensland

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    Tropical Cyclone Yasi Headed Toward Queensland, Australia

    From little things big things grow
    Rock art with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon
    Big Volcano Net


    Packing bananas for market - Buderim Mountain 1920

    Panorama View from Mount Greville (720m)

    Recommended Listening

    ABC Far North - - @ABCnorthqld
    Queensland's historical atlas online

    The Guurrbi Blog

    2011 Headlines: Queensland Floods
    Queensland Drenched - ABC
    Flood Emergency
    Flood info and resources from the Queensland government
    Queensland Health storm and floods recovery info
    Before and After Photos - Earthobservatory
    Tech review with Peter Marks: social media and the floods

    2015 Election #qldvotes
    Labor set for stunning victory in Qld election
    Queensland’s early election hinges on a test of Newman’s strength - @toddocracy @ConversationEDU
    Who are Queensland’s unofficial premiers-in-waiting? - @toddocracy @ConversationEDU -


    Heavy Rains in Queensland
    Flooding in Queensland
    Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland
    widespread flooding

    View Queensland Floods - in a larger map

    Sound Mirrors

    Draft Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020

    'The Plan' aka Queensland Ecotourism Plan (draft for consulation) 2013 – 2020 (PDF) has been released for comment, "with the vision to make the state the number one destination in Australia and a world leader in ecotourism."

    The Plan comes out of the inaugural Destination Q workshop held in Cairns in June 2012 and recognises that Queensland’s greatest competitive advantage is nature-based tourism in a unique environment. The Plan has a number of specific actions for development, such as delivery of a 20 year strategic plan for Queensland tourism, reducing red tape, improving decision making and government support, facilitating new investment, and improving tourism skills.

    Final report (PDF)

    Queensland Ecotourism plan (draft for consultation) 2013-2020

    Recommended reading

    South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031
    The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031 is the state government's long-term plan that will shape South East Queensland (SEQ) over the next 20 years by managing the expanding population and tackling issues including housing affordability, congestion and climate change.