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The Great 8 – Giant Clams

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments by

Introducing the next of the Great 8 found on the Great Barrier Reef – the huge Giant Clam…

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Tyto wetlands and on to Lucinda

Aug 05, 2011 No Comments by

The Tyto wetlands on the outskirts of Ingham have been developed over the last few years as a nature reserve and are now one of the top sites for viewing the many species of birds that visit this beautiful 120 hectare site.

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Art Deco at Innisfail

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments by

The road from the Undara National Park to Innisfail passed through some spectacular scenery.

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Lava tubes at Undara

Aug 01, 2011 1 Comment by

Lava Tubes were formed by lava flowing from the Undara volcano when it erupted around 190 million years ago.

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Tropical Townsville

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments by

Townsville is the home of Reef HQ which houses the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.

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The Humpback Whales…(Megaptera novaeangliae)

Jul 16, 2011 No Comments

These amazing creatures are everywhere when we’re out to sea :)

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Cania Gorge, Lady Musgrave and Gladstone

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments

Our next destination was the beautiful Cania Gorge National park and our route there from Bundaberg via Mount Perry passed through stunning scenery and over some very steep roads, but our Apollo Motorhome sailed up and down them with no worries.

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Last of the season’s turtle hatchlings…

May 27, 2011 No Comments

A short movie showing baby turtles heading to the water for the first time

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Mon Repos and the baby turtles…

Feb 13, 2011 No Comments

Now imagine a tiny little turtle that looks like it’s made from concrete, no bigger than 4cms with flippers like a wind-up toy that move continuously and then times that by a hundred – this is the scene that I was witnessing!

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It’s turtle nesting season!

Nov 30, 2010 1 Comment

There is something very special about watching a female turtle drag herself up the beach and lay her eggs.

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