Tag: Queensland

Diving with sharks

Today was the day for Majella’s birthday gift adventure. We needed to be in Cairns in time to drop bags at our hotel, return the van, and be at the aquarium in good time without […]


We lived in Innisfail from 1984 until 1988 and have driven the road between Townsville and Cairns several times but have never found time to visit Wallaman Falls near Ingham. It is the highest, permanent, […]

Charters Towers

We have been to Charters Towers once before. That was a day trip from Townsville where we were visiting Angela and Liam while on holiday from Kingaroy in the early 1980s. Since we had to […]


While we were in Winton during July, Bob Whittaker suggested a visit to the Combo Waterhole near Kynuna. We didn’t have time that afternoon but made sure to include it for this trip. Hence our […]


Rather than return to Cairns the way we came, we are following a variation of the North West Loop suggested by the Drive North West Queensland website. That loop goes west from Cairns then south […]


That’s Karumba on the Gulf of Carpenteria not ‘caramba’ as exclaimed by Bart Simpson or Speedy Gonzales. It’s the extremity of our travel before we drive south tomorrow and then east the next day as […]


Distances in outback Queensland are long but we like to keep daily driving time to no more than four or so hours. That allows time for breaks and diversions for the unexpected. It requires planning overnight […]

Cobbold Gorge

Our itinerary for this trip was built with some inspiration from a tourist website that offered self drive itineraries for North Queensland. Cobbold Gorge was suggested as a side trip from Georgetown when driving west […]


This was a day with relatively little driving. My first plans had us stopping last night in the Atherton area but Innot Hot Springs was too tempting so we came a bit further yesterday leaving […]

Innot Hot Springs

We finished the day on schedule, despite an early start and having completed the first activity I had planned for today yesterday afternoon. The extra time was filled with activities suggested by friends who are […]