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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Tourism Booming

January 31, 2013

People in the know are getting excited that tourism in the Cairns – Port Douglas region is on the rise. Some, such as the owner of Reef Magic Cruises that operate from Cairns Marina, have put their money into expanding their fleet, recently buying and upgrading the former Fantasea vessel “Wonder” that worked in the [...]

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Mantra Aqueous Hotel

January 21, 2013

For those people with a Queensland postcode address between 4700 and 4883, which just about covers an area from Rockhampton, out to Longreach and all points north, Mantra Aqueous on Port will give a sizable locals discount on all their accommodation, as long as you show proof of residency when booking in. Just to give [...]

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Hardy Reef

January 19, 2013

Every picture tells a story. Here is just one of my tales snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. The images that you take while traveling are treasures. Perhaps they are not perfect from a professional point of view, yet to you they are priceless memories of a moment in time that you will never forget. My [...]

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Birdworld Kuranda Images

December 21, 2012

Another of the fabulous attractions that await tourists to the charming village of Kuranda is Birdworld. Situated near the Butterfly Sanctuary, at the back of the Heritage Markets, Birdworld features more than 40 different species of birds from all over the world. Possibly the Macaws from South America take the favorite award with visitors from [...]

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Green Island Cruise

December 16, 2012

Green island is a popular day cruise destination and one that you must take when visiting Cairns. The Big Cat cruise from the Cairns marina is probably the best choice, as it gives you many options for a day of fun once your feet are planted on Green Island. Just a word of warning, make [...]

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Agincourt Reef Cruise

December 15, 2012

One of the most enjoyable day tours from either Cairns or Port Douglas is the Quicksilver Agincourt Reef cruise aboard one of their big Wavepiercer Catamarans. Everything you need for a great day on the Great Barrier Reef is supplied, plus there are some extras that you can participate in that will make your trip [...]

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Wildlife Habitat

December 14, 2012

The Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat is arguably the best day tour in the area. Not only does it house a fabulous array of native birds, there are koalas, tree kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies and a few snakes, just what the Australia bush delivers each and every day. You can find our full review of Port Douglas [...]

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Port Douglas Crocodile Cruise

December 4, 2012

You don’t have to drive from Cairns or Port Douglas all the way to the Daintree River to see crocodiles in the wild. There’s a fabulous little cruise aboard the Lady Douglas that gives a 90% guarantee of seeing crocs in their natural habitat. The Lady Douglas is a smart looking paddle boat that operates [...]

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Paronella Park Mena Creek Queensland

December 2, 2012

What a gem! Full of history, dreams, romance and disasters, Paronella Park captivates each visitor in their own special way. From the majestic Menna Creek Falls, the ruins of the Spanish Castle or the lush tropical gardens, each person will come away with different memories, yet only the most hard to please will never want [...]

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