Butterfly World Kuranda

November 30, 2012

One of my passions in life is macro photography. Bugs, bees, dragonflies, and especially butterflies, are favorite subjects when the macro lens is attached to the camera. Imagine how excited a journey to a special place called Butterflyworld is to a macro photographer. It’s exciting for most people, for a photographer it’s heaven. On a [...]

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Holiday Now, Pay Later On Daydream Island

November 26, 2012

Just returned to the awesome Whitsundays after 2 weeks in the north and ran smack bang into a headline that is sure to shake up the tourism industry. Daydream Island is partnering with Ignite, which operates the website My Queensland Holidays, offering “holiday now – pay later” interest free schemes, in a bid to attract [...]

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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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Getaway – 3 days in the Whitsundays

October 11, 2012

Things to do in the Whitsundays during a 3 day getaway by Tanya Puntti Picture this, you finally have a long deserved break from work and planning three full days in the beautiful Whitsundays in North Queensland! Alas, there is a problem. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands. Too many islands, so little [...]

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Manly Beach Sydney

September 21, 2012

Wow. What an awesome week in Sydney. This was one of the most busy, yet memorable weeks travel we have undertaken for quite some time. Our reason for taking this trip was to create early morning photography at Manly Beach, particularly some slow water wave shots using a “Big Stopper” filter with slow shutter speeds. [...]

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Melbourne Views

August 26, 2012

We blogged about the quality of the Melbourne Sofitel Hotel recently. We still believe it is a fantastic hotel for a Melbourne stopover, but we forgot to mention that it can be a gold mine of opportunity for enthusiastic photographers. Day or night photography, sunrise or sunsets, the views from most rooms are inspiring to [...]

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Sofitel Hotel Melbourne

August 21, 2012

Recently visited Melbourne for a 5 night stopover and was more than impressed with the Sofitel Hotel, located at the top end of Collins St. This was our first stay at the Sofitel after being recommended by friends who’s opinion was spot on. You may be surprised at the price for such a good hotel. [...]

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Photography Workshops

August 5, 2012

You can experience a great holiday destination, see the best local attractions and make your travel photographs pop, by selecting a photography course when planning your next get away. Many highly experienced photographers hold courses in exotic locations. You will not only receive expert photography tuition, you are offered a package that generally will give [...]

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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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Blue Pearl Bay Whitsundays

June 24, 2012

Blue Pearl Bay lies on the western shores of Hayman Island and has a huge reputation for being the best dive and snorkel location in the Whitsundays. Funtours took a day trip last Friday, (June 22, 2012) to see for ourselves if that reputation is in fact correct. We also had some new underwater camera [...]

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