Bridge below Purling Brook Falls

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


queensland - Google News

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
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


Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

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.

Kuranda -,_Queensland

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

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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.