Barron Falls Station
Each night the local flying fox population leaves for their evening fruit feast.
The large swimming area is patrolled daily by Life Guards who ensure the safety of the 1000 or so swi...
Salt water lagoon pool on the Cairns Esplanade is a magnet for visitors and locals alike. The 4800 sq...
Giant Fig Tree in Misty Mountains (Bellenden Ker near Cairns) Queensland’s North is a stunning destin...
Mossman Gorge is a natural swimming hole surrounded by rainforest. A shuttle bus takes you there from...
Bathers swim in the beautiful waters of Mossman River, the famous Far North Queensland attraction Mos...
The Rex Creek Suspension Bridge, part of the Mossman Gorge Centre, in Far North Queensland.
Early in the morning of November 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse occurred over far north Queensland i...
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.