Link Love: Sea World #1, crocs on a plane, paleo desserts + more

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments by

Your monthly edit of travel stories, posts and links from our corner of the web.

:: Nothing fishy about it, Sea World on the Gold Coast has been voted Australia’s top tourist attraction of all time!

:: Crocs on a plane! This is what it takes to transport two mammoth crocodiles from Queensland to Dubai.

:: Sick of avo on toast? Gourmand and Gourmet have covered off Brisbane’s best breakfasts with a difference. Breakfast bento box or roasted caramel apple and blueberry porridge, anyone? They’ve also got the 411 on where to get the best raw and paleo desserts.

:: Nellie from Wild Junket shows what a day trip to Lady Elliot Island looks like through her iPhone.

:: Is this the most epic proposal of all time? Jack Hyer travelled more than 100,000 miles in over 28 countries to film this for his hopefully-would-be-fiancé.

:: Travel blogger Audrey Bergner aka ‘That Backpacker’ has got plenty of awesome tips for anyone planning a trip to Magnetic Island.

:: Considering a winter hinterland escape? David and Veronica from The Gypsy Nester give a sneak peek into a stay at Spicers Tamarind Retreat on the Sunshine Coast.

:: Everyone loves a good gadget. But here are 13 ridiculous travel accessories no one will ever need. Unless you really can’t be away from your dumbbells for a day.

:: Travel writer Andrew Bain reveals how you can get your kicks on the ‘other Route 66′ in Queensland (hint: it involves gem fossicking, Aboriginal art and a giant Van Gough replica).

:: Ever considered the train? Brian Kelly goes for a test run on the new Spirit of Queensland to get from Brisbane to Cairns in under 24 hours – and finds there’s plenty of things to see along the way!

*Feature image: Shutterstock

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Home is definitely where the heart is for Celeste Mitchell who grew up on the Sunshine Coast but has been a bit of a gypsy ever since. After years of writing about boy bands, puberty, dating, fashion and everything in between for some of Australia's top magazines she now revels in 'pimping' Queensland out to the world.