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From Caravan to Cruise

From Caravan to Cruise

Our caravan aficionados Jan and Peter (both 74) combine a caravan holiday with a cruise holiday, making the most of a Queensland getaway. With winter approaching, the warmer weather in northern Queensland was looking attractive! We decided to follow the Queensland...

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TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK

TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK

There are bushwalks all around the Gold Coast. But, if you want something a little different, then head on up to the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, and make peace with your fear of heights! Nicole Buckler reports. We lowlanders on the Gold Coast don’t get up to the...

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PROTECT YOUR PET DURING TICK SEASON

PROTECT YOUR PET DURING TICK SEASON

Once paralysis occurs the animal is likely to die unless it is treated quickly with tick antiserum transfused by a vet. Every year the paralysis tick will cause illness in over 100,000 companion animals on the east coast of Australia. Paralysis ticks are external...

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BORDER CROSSING ADVENTURES

BORDER CROSSING ADVENTURES

Silver Adventurers Jan and Peter (both 73) hit the road in their caravan to explore the stunning Border Loop which exists at the edges of New South Wales and Queensland. The Scenic Rim straddles Tamborine Mountain, beautiful Lake Moogerah, the rugged Mount Barney and...

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TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE (ALMOST!)

TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE (ALMOST!)

Want to do something different with your free time? Then how about working your way around the world in exchange for food and board? Check this out. We live in the era of peer-to-peer exchanges. The internet has allowed us to share our houses, our cars, our caravans,...

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THE SHITBOX RALLY HEADS FOR THE GOLD COAST!

THE SHITBOX RALLY HEADS FOR THE GOLD COAST!

Welcome to the whole bag of crazy that is the Shitbox Rally. It’s a super-fun way to raise money for charity. This year, the event finishes up at the Gold Coast. And then, it starts from the Gold Coast again just a few days later! Cars participating in the Shitbox...

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Build Your Own Organic Swimming Pool

Build Your Own Organic Swimming Pool

The movement to swim in natural bodies of water, instead of artificial, stagnant bodies of water full of chemicals is growing momentum. Several decades ago in Austria, people were used to swimming in wild, pristine lakes in the summer. When they moved to the cities,...

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The No. 1 Most Endangered Tree on the Coast

The No. 1 Most Endangered Tree on the Coast

There is an extremely endangered tree that only exists in a tiny part of the Gold Coast. With just 121 adult trees remaining, it is so rare, it is at crisis point! Nature warrior David Cuschieri explains the situation and how you can help. The Ormeau bottle tree, the...

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Jellyfish Blooms: Turning Wobblers Into Useful Products

Jellyfish Blooms: Turning Wobblers Into Useful Products

JELLYFISH BLOOMS are on the rise. Overfishing decreases the numbers of jellyfish competitors. But also, jellyfish adore the rising water temperatures and increasing ocean acidification. Jellyfish in Australia can sting us. Painfully. When they bloom out of control, we...

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The Best Gold Coast Dive Sites and Snorkelling Havens

The Best Gold Coast Dive Sites and Snorkelling Havens

Why leave all of the best Gold Coast dive sites and snorkel spots to the tourists? Marnie Diehl tells locals where all of the best underwater hideaways are! The Gold Coast is home to some premier inshore diving sites, boasting year-round access and a fish diversity...

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Reef Robot: Making Coral Wonderlands

Reef Robot: Making Coral Wonderlands

A new reef robot has been deployed to help spread coral babies on the Great Barrier Reef. And why should Gold Coasters take note? This “coral IVF” could be used to help build up the artificial reefs that are planned for the Gold Coast.

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Jellyfish Stings – Latest Research on How to Fix Them

Jellyfish Stings – Latest Research on How to Fix Them

Jellyfish stings. Nothing ruins a day on the beach faster, especially if it is a kid that gets stung. And worse – the treatment being applied in some places is out-of-date. This is making the situation worse. A team of scientists at the National University of Ireland,...

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