Best places to spot a cassowary in the wild

Southern Cassowaries of the Rainforests of North Queensland. With thanks to SHELLEY WINKEL – blog.queensland.com You would think finding a 60kg bird, some as big as two metres in height, would be easy, wouldn’t you? Especially when they’ve got a brilliant-blue neck and rapper-sized red throat bling, known as a wattle. But it’s not.   Throw in a thick jungle camouflage, a considered rarity – there’s only 4000 remaining in the … Continue readingBest places to spot a cassowary in the wild

More of the Beautiful Cassowary Coast

The Tropical North Queensland area of the Cassowary Coast from Cardwell to Babinda is the home of the endangered flightless Cassowary.  At Etty Bay and Mission Beach you are virtually guaranteed to see one of these spectacular birds.  Unspoilt beaches all to yourself, sailing, boating, hiking, diving or snorkeling, this part of the world is definitely a place of variety where there is something to please even the most discerning … Continue readingMore of the Beautiful Cassowary Coast

Charley’s Chocolate Factory wins international award

  Charley’s Chocolate Factory in Queensland’s far north has won an international cocoa award in Paris. Laura Polson Australian Associated Press  NOVEMBER 3, 2017  3:51PM Chocolate from a small far north Queensland town has hit the spot for judges in an international cocoa competition. Charley’s Chocolate Factory in Mission Beach beat entrants from all over the world to win an International Cocoa Award at the recent event in Paris. Chris Jahnke, who … Continue readingCharley’s Chocolate Factory wins international award

The 10 secret missions of Mission Beach

WRITTEN BY Steve Madgwick • October 31, 2017 – www.australiantraveller.com  Chic and airy: Bibesia Restaurant, Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach (photo: Elise Hassey) It’s a slice of Queensland the way it used to be, in both a modern and ancient context, where two World Heritage areas just happen to bump into each other.Silently chilling out on the unspoiled coves and beaches between Cairns and Townsville, Mission Beach harbours a few secrets you’ll … Continue readingThe 10 secret missions of Mission Beach

Activities in Kurrimine Beach

Information for Grey Nomads   Information for Families Fishing Camping Horse Riding Accommodation Caravaning  This picturesque fishing hamlet is home to to the award winning Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park, we are a family owned and operated park so you are always guaranteed a warm welcome.  Their guests are travellers and holidaymakers who appreciate the village atmosphere that only a small holiday park can offer. Tavern & Restaurant Activities for Kids

The Waters

If your plan whilst on holidays is to relax and unwind in complete privacy then The Waters is ideal. This unique Get-away is set high above Narragon Beach with stunning views over the wet edge pool down to the picturesque lily lagoon out to the calm waters of Boat Bay and the Coral Sea. Ideal for that romantic getaway with your loved one or a relaxed holiday with a couple … Continue readingThe Waters

Charleys Chocolate Factory

Charley’s Chocolate Tour is Australia’s only Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar Experience.  If you love Chocolate this is a “must do”. Tours run every Thursday and Sunday at 10.30am. Bookings are essential.  Charley’s Chocolate Tour is unique in Australia and one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the whole journey of chocolate from “Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar”. Charley’s is real and genuine! It is deliberately NOT a theme … Continue readingCharleys Chocolate Factory