Ben Southall goes fin to fin with shark wrangler and underwater cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick.
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Ben proves he can outrun the best of them, leading his team to glory in the first Ironman Cairns.
Last week I headed north to Hervey Bay, home of the best Humpback whale watching experience in Australia.
Back in 2009 during the Best Job in the World I flew from Hamilton Island to the centre of Queensland’s Outback and a fascinating town called Longreach. I was there to take part in a charity drive known as Angel Flight’s Outback Trailblazer. I had such a good time I swore I’d return.
I threw away the cares of the real world and headed to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast to give myself a well overdue break from my ridiculously hectic lifestyle…and I rather enjoyed it.
When I go for a run at sparrows-fart-early there’s already loads of people hitting the tarmac along the river. As I ride to work I’m overtaken by lycra-clad cyclists on their way to the local coffee-shop. When I jump in the pool at 6am there’s already swimmers churning up the surface of the water.
If like me you sometimes leave it all to the last minute here’s a few suggestions of activities you could do around Queensland…
Living in Brisbane most people think a decent dive trip away requires an entire weekend to make it worthwhile. Oh no it doesn’t I say!! To prove my point, last weekend I set off on an 18 hour adventure to North Stradbroke Island, on the other side of Moreton Bay from Brisbane.
I’ve travelled the length of the state taking part in some ridiculously adventurous activities.
It’s almost 18 months ago since I sat down with the teams from Google Australia and Underwater Earth (UE) to discuss the concept of taking Google’s Streetview underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.