Stoney Creek swimming hole, Woodford, Queensland
A tiny park nestled just west of Woodford is a perfect place for a secluded swim amongst rainforest vines, date palms, gums and the occasional water bird.
Nestled away, this swimming hole is missed by most so enjoyed by just a lucky few. On this occasion t...
Bars, booths, stalls, massages and a world of food fill the festival Woodford Folk Festival precinct.
The Village Green is circled by stalls and is adjacent to Cyldes Pond with the Duck and Shovel, the B...
The Bluestown venue near the entrance to Woodford Folk Festival is the main venue for blues and roots
The Woodford Folk Festival has a diverse array of music and arts. The palace is a big top venue often...
The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Queensland Australia is a 52 hectare remnant of the subtropical...
Gerrard lookout early morning.
High on the hill land donated by the Gerrards is a lookout to the Sunshine Coast. Views to Coolum, ma...
Panoramic views over Lake Somerset from the Esk - Kilkoy Road near Hazeldean. Hazeldean is a small to...
There are no kangaroos in Austria.
We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!
Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.
The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.
This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!
Text by Steve Smith.