Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

was extremely interesting as the airline struggled for years to survive. Trying to attract customers and win contracts from private and government business.

Ilfracombe Machinery Mile

Locals donated machinery, trucks and farm pumps, engines and tractors, and endeavored to bring to life, by painting and restoring old and unused farm memorabilia. We visited the machinery mile and reminisced about the farm machinery and old trucks

Emus, Outback Queensland Birds – Friday Photo of the Day

Emus Running along the side of the road as we travelled past them, almost as though they were trying to race us

Jabiru, Friday, Photo of the Day – Birds

A beautiful Jabiru, a black-necked stork, a tall wading bird. Spotted on our Yellow Waters Sunset Wildlife Cruise, Kakadu National Park, NT

Ringtail Possum Tuesday, photo of the Day – Wildlife

Shy at first, the possum started to move down, he hesitated, then with a little bit of coaxing from a piece of apple he gradually made his way to ground, scooped up his treasure and scampered off into another tree to enjoy his prize.

Lagoon Creek, Barcaldine wetlands and wildlife

A creek without water. Wetlands without water. Barcaldine is in the middle of an extended drought. The wetlands have been formed by building a small dam over Lagoon Creek.

Kookaburra King of Carnarvon Gorge

The kookaburra abounds at the camping area of Carnarvon Gorge. It is evident that they have been fed by many campers as they are quite cheeky, and will take food from your hand, fly into the camp and sit on the chairs or tables waiting for an opportunity to pounce

Balloon Cave, Carnarvon Gorge

This area of Carnarvon Gorge was drier and more open and less shaded than the more lush areas of the gorge and we were probably feeling the after effects of walking 18 kilometres on the first day

Mickeys Creek, Carnarvon Gorge

An area of extreme contrasts, Carnarvon Gorge is the only remaining remnant of rainforest in Central Queensland. Nowhere is this landscape of extremes evident than on the trek to Mickeys Creek.