Tag: Queensland


Cairns Skyrail, Cairns, Queensland Far North Queensland / Travel Blog

Spanning an incredible 7.5 kilometres, the Cairns Skyrail is a unique way to experience the rainforest as you float majestically high above the canopies of the prehistoric World Heritage listed rainforest below. Taking one of the 114 gondolas from Cairns to Kuranda or vice versa, visitors will reach heights of 545 metres above sea level and with the highest tower souring 40.5 metres you gain...

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Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba, Queensland Far North Queensland / Travel Blog

Visiting Far North Queensland doesn’t have to be all about tropical rainforests, once you start to head inland the landscape begins to change dramatically. One of the lesser known gems of the region is called Granite Gorge Nature Park which is located just outside the town of Mareeba and is only an hour and a half drive from Cairns. Granite Gorge Nature Park is the...

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Hotel Review: Peppers Beach Club & Spa Penthouse Suite, Palm Cove, Queensland Far North Queensland / Hotel Review

Travelling to the Cairns region in Far North Queensland, you are presented with a number of options when it comes to selecting somewhere to stay and on my most recent visit I opted to stay at the Peppers Beach Club & Spa. If you’re looking to stay in central Cairns you’ll be right in the thick of it with the laid back hustle of the city...

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GALLERY: Lizard Island’s Anchor Bay Australia / Far North Queensland / Lizard Island

For just over a year I lived and worked on a tropical island in Far North Queensland, usually reserved for the rich or famous. Lizard Island is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful islands in Australia and I am going to share with you some photo galleries in several parts to showcase the beauty of this island. Lizard Island recently was devastated by category 5...

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GALLERY: Lizard Island Sunsets Queensland

Today marks 6 months of living and working on Lizard Island and ever since arriving one of my personal favourite things to do in the evening when I’m not occupied with work is to view the many changing aspects of the island’s sunset. On a clear night each month provides a different view as we move from the dry season (winter) to the wet season...

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First adventure away from Lizard Island Queensland

How time flies it is now 2011 and for myself a minor achievement in that March 1 will mark the sixth month of living and working on Lizard Island in Far North Queensland. One of the perks of working on the island is that every three months employees are entitled to a free return flight to Cairns of which I took advantage of before Christmas....

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Two and a half months, island fever is hitting Queensland

Since the last time I posted on this website I made it a goal to access one of the harder beaches on Lizard Island, Coconut Beach. Last time I last spoke about Coconut Beach I was unable to find a way to access the beach from Lizard Head as the decline was quite steep, but on further investigation there are a series of ropes to...

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Lizard Island’s stunning Blue Lagoon and Coconut Beach Queensland

Lizard Island is one of the most beautiful islands you will find on the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland. One of the more picturesque and isolated areas of Lizard Island can be found on the south side of the island known as the Blue Lagoon and next to that Coconut Beach. The resort is located on the north side of the island so...

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Climbing up Lizard Island’s highest peak, Cook’s Look Queensland

I have just reached my second week of living and working on Lizard Island in Far North Queensland smack bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing when arriving on Lizard Island was to climb the highest peak on the island called Cook’s Look. Cook’s Look is one of the major attractions on...

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Getting ready for the next big adventure: Lizard Island Queensland

It has been a while since this website has seen any action but with some big changes in my life about to occur, it was only fitting that I invested some time and money into reviving it to document my unique new adventure. loneXplorer will the home of all my adventures with one major one about to begin. On Tuesday 31 August, 2010 I will...

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns, Queensland Queensland

Cairns is well known for being at the centre of Tropical North Queensland, and while tourist numbers have dropped dramatically in the area it is the perfect place to spend some time with an array of activities and locations to explore. A must do on any visit to Cairns is to experience the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail which gives 360 degree views of untouched...

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