From the category archives:

Australia travel

Whale Watching Tours

June 17, 2013

It’s that time of the year where people along the east and west coast of Australia turn their attention to the sea. The warmer tropical climate of Queensland and north West Australia not only beckons those wishing to escape the colder southern winter, the yearly migration of Humpback, Minke and Southern Right whales from the [...]

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Tourism and Social Media

February 8, 2013

Many Australian tour operators and accommodation providers are creating interest in their products with the use of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Some are not only creating interest, they are turning this interest into extra income, and it’s those dollars that keep a business afloat in tough times. One tourist operator in [...]

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Solar Eclipse Port Douglas

November 14, 2012

It’s just on 6 hours since we witnessed one of the most enjoyable nature shows on earth. Port Douglas, which is a tropical paradise, was one of the best locations in Australia to experience a total solar eclipse, where the moon passed between the sun and earth. This time yesterday we were worried that cloud [...]

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Country Charm

July 12, 2012

Country Charm is something most people experience at least once in their lives when traveling in the regional areas of Australia. Rural towns have a friendliness and charm that is different from everyday city life. We here at Funtours, in partnership with Tanya Ann Photography will be visiting many country towns over the next year or [...]

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Great Barrier Reef

March 25, 2011

Knuckle Reef to Heart Reef Helicopter Flight Everybody should see the Great Barrier Reef from the air. Why? Because it’s absolutely awesome! Our last post told you about the fabulous cruise to Knuckle Reef, which is located on the Outer Barrier Reef, some 95 kilometers east of Airlie Beach. Cruise Whitsundays offers a great day [...]

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Knuckle Reef Cruise Whitsundays

March 24, 2011

There are many good companies that take cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, so it is hard to sit on the fence when talking about how good one particular cruise is over another. Perhaps it will be easier to talk about what you will see once you get there. In this regard, it is easy [...]

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Whitsundays Underwater Snorkelling Videos

March 19, 2011

We here at Funtours create many good photography projects, and where we live, the beautiful Whitsundays, provide us with limitless opportunities to try out new technology and equipment. Underwater video is fast becoming a favorite as the Great Barrier Reef is part of our backyard. We often post 10 best photos from somewhere we have [...]

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Queensland Shines

March 18, 2011

Went and used a shopping coupon for lunch today at Mangrove Jacks, Airlie Beach. You know the coupons that are on the back of shopping dockets. They can and do save you a lot of money. Mangrove Jacks, situated in the main street of Airlie Beach, advertise a $20 meal deal coupon, which is available [...]

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Fantasea Reefworld Hardy Reef

March 13, 2011

A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a fascinating day and there is no better cruise than a day trip with Fantasea Cruises to their Reefworld platform, situated on Hardy Reef. There has been some damage to the coral at Hardy Reef. I am not qualified to say whether it is from human activity [...]

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Cairns Skyrail Adventure

March 11, 2011

Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway One of the worlds greatest attractions must be the awesome Skyrail journey over the roof of dense rainforest just north of Cairns, Queensland. You can take a return journey across the top of the world or combine it with either a train ride or road trip to the beautiful village of [...]

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