Outdoors

All the go on the Discovery Coast

HI all, for the past four weeks we’ve been enjoying the hospitality and beauty of a stretch of coastline from Bundaberg to Agnes Water, and what a month it has been. We were lucky to be invited to the re-opening of the Pacifique Surfriders clubhouse in Bargara and to view the members’ restoration of the once old Country Women’s Association …

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Bucket list tick for Monkey Mia

THIS month, we would like to talk about Monkey Mia in Western Australia. This was definitely on our bucket list of places to see around Australia. I still remember when I was a young whipper snapper seeing a TV program about the wild dolphins in the Monkey Mia region – I was amazed and blown away by them and the …

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More preparations for a trip to the Tip

THE wet in the cape continues. Nothing massive yet but there have been widespread heavy falls over most northern and inland parts, less along coastal regions in the south so far. However, March statistically is the wettest month for most of eastern Cape York, so there may be much more to come yet. As a follow on from last month, …

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Cape York 2021 – the good oil!

THE closure of state and regional borders virtually overnight is an uncertainty we’ve had to learn to live with over the past year, particularly when related to planning for fishing expeditions. 2020 saw the cancellation of a huge number of trips and dreams, many of which had been years in the planning. Cape good oil Now that overseas visits are …

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Lessons from a caravan

THE end of 2020 will be remembered for the boom in caravan and RV sales, as many adventurers unable to travel the world took to the road to discover their own pieces of paradise. It’s a fantastic way to explore and it’s up to you to decide where you wish to go and how hard you wish to push it. …

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Isuzu D-Max goes bush ‘n beach

SMARTER, tougher and safer is one of the tag lines Isuzu use for the all-new D-Max, and it has proved worthy. The reborn workhorse has an all-new 3-litre turbo-charged engine that produces around 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. And it doesn’t stop with the engine – the whole car has been re-imagined, re-defined and re-styled to set it …

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Driving into Deepwater National Park

THIS year has been one of uncertainty and will be remembered for many different reasons, but for Tonia and myself it has been an unbelievable year. After selling the farm situated in the beautiful Mary Valley we decided to travel throughout Queensland. Driving Deepwater National Park Our journeys have taken us along the coastline, across to Kurumba and out to …

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Southeast Cape – Cape Melville magic

MY final article on destinations in southern Cape York focuses on the magical Cape Melville area, tucked away in a remote corner of the east coast. This place of stunning scenery features picturesque coastlines and islands set against the rugged backdrop of the Melville Range’s huge granite boulders. The main camping area is within Cape Melville National Park at the …

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Pioneer Platform takes top of the podium in the International Good Design Awards

CREATORS of world-class roof racks and mounting systems Rhino-Rack are proud to announce that their ‘Pioneer Platform’ has received the prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in Australia’s 2020 International Good Design Awards. As one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world since 1958, the gold accolade, also known as the Good Design Tick, is …

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4WDing into Stanage Bay

WITH August just around the corner, and the snapper and pearl perch spawning closure in place for the first time, I think it’s a great thing and will only help fish stock build up. I have not been fishing for weeks because I lost my mojo with COVID-19 and I’m waiting to head off on my annual fishing trip once …

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