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

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