What to do after Groovin’ the Moo

April 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Here's how you can spend your post-Groovin’ time dulling the sunburn ache and ringing ears.

7 reasons why you need to holiday on Orpheus Island

March 20, 2017, 6:00 am
This Great Barrier Reef island dishes up a tropical escape worthy of any rock star.

How to explore Magnetic Island by land, sea and sky

November 25, 2016, 10:29 am
To truly appreciate Magnetic Island in all her glorious forms, you’ve got to go beyond the bitumen.

Top scuba diving courses and tours from Townsville

November 2, 2016, 6:00 am
Popped your scuba diving cherry with a Discover Scuba Dive and now want to tick off the ol' scuba certification? Get it done (or should we say down) in Townsville.

What to expect: Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef for the first time

October 11, 2016, 3:19 pm
If you’re happy staying on the surface, then snorkelling is king. But if you're frustrated you can’t hold your breath long enough, then read on, dear diver.

Borobi’s top 7 things to do in Townsville

September 21, 2016, 1:19 pm
The cutest mascot ever gives us the low-down on the top 7 things to do in Townsville if you're short on time.

10 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville

September 13, 2016, 6:00 am
Think Attenborough saw it all when he filmed his latest doco, Great Barrier Reef? Maybe not.

The Great Barrier Reef safari you never knew existed

July 21, 2016, 6:00 am
Imagine a deserted island where the beach is made up of eons of coral skeletons and fringing reef spreads out from the shore. Sound like heaven?

20 of the best things to do with kids in Townsville and beyond

June 24, 2016, 6:00 am
From breakfast with the koalas on Maggie Island to Texas-style wagon rides in Charters Towers, no matter your budget, there's plenty to see and do in the sunshine capital of the state!

100 things to do in Townsville

June 8, 2016, 6:00 am
It ain't hard to find some fun when you're sitting pretty between the reef, rainforest and outback!

48 hours in Townsville

May 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
There's more to Townsville than reef and rainforest. Here's how to spend a weekend in the city's heart.

20 (almost) free things to do in Townsville

May 3, 2016, 1:01 pm
Whether you're after an adventure or something tasty, there are plenty of cheap and free things to do in Townsville that won't break the bank.

Do it like a Digger: 5 historic things to do in Townsville

April 11, 2016, 6:00 am
This ANZAC Day, do it like a digger in Townsville by delving into the past.

Ghosts, gold and grandeur: 10 things to do in Charters Towers

March 23, 2016, 4:16 pm
Get to know this golddigger with a minefield of holiday ideas in one of Queensland's most historical towns.

Free ebook: Townsville’s secret side of the Great Barrier Reef

March 11, 2016, 3:43 pm
Uncover reef experiences from Townsville you never knew existed in our FREE mini-ebook, The Secret Side of the Great Barrier Reef.

Diving the SS Yongala wreck on the Great Barrier Reef

November 3, 2015, 10:00 am
Hailed as one of the best dive sites in the world, diving the SS Yongala near Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef is one experience you don't want to miss!

Forget New York; Townsville’s boutique shopping is better than you think

November 3, 2015, 7:00 am
From antiques to fashion, homewares and furniture, Townsville's shopping scene will get your retail heart racing faster.

7 natural wonders to visit in Townsville

October 13, 2015, 3:48 pm
More than just a city with a great football team, Townsville has its own 7 natural wonders to tick off during your next visit.

6 things to do on Magnetic Island

August 27, 2015, 10:00 am
If you find yourself marooned on Magnetic Island, here's 6 things to do.

7 things to do in Townsville these school holidays

August 26, 2015, 12:28 pm
Koalas and picnics and snorkelling, oh my! There are plenty of things to do in Townsville these school hols.

What to pack for a Hinchinbrook Island hiking adventure

June 23, 2015, 10:00 am
Figuring out what to pack for a hiking adventure on Hinchinbrook Island's Thorsborne Trail is a real head-scratcher. We asked an expert to help us out!

Rambutan in Townsville is not your average backpacker hostel

April 16, 2015, 1:13 pm
The Rambutan Resort in Townsville is setting a new benchmark as Australia’s first glam-packers resort, with high-quality accommodation and rooftop pool bar!

Where to get the best breakfast in Townsville

April 8, 2015, 2:58 pm
Fuel up for the day with breakfast at one of these top Townsville cafes, with plenty of kid-friendly, gluten-free, organic and hipster milk options on tap.

Townsville street art photography trail

January 29, 2015, 2:40 pm
15 pieces of street art to snap around the laneways and alleys of Townsville.

10 anniversaries bigger than Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s one-year

December 17, 2014, 8:06 am
Consider this the Jay Gatsby of event-listings or one epic save the date for 2015

6 things to do these summer school holidays in Townsville

December 5, 2014, 4:05 pm
This is the time of year when free time comes in spades but don’t let it slip by!

The adventures of Monty and Mooshi in Townsville

October 10, 2014, 12:52 am
Life is short, so run fast.

Queensland Instameet: Hot shots from around the state so far

October 4, 2014, 8:10 pm
#thisisqueensland so far during the Queensland Instameet.

The Sunrise State

October 4, 2014, 8:15 am
Sunrises in Queensland. They're sunsational.

The ultimate school holiday guide

September 17, 2014, 11:57 pm
There will be no excuses for saying "I'm bored" with 78 things to do these September school holidays.

11 places to see in Townsville

June 12, 2014, 6:37 am
Are you tempted to take a trip north?

10 costumes that outperform anything seen at Eurovision

May 9, 2014, 3:21 pm
Is your dress-up box ready for action?

7 must-do music events

April 24, 2014, 3:54 pm
Pack a bag, grab your mates and hit the road to one of these music events.

7 of the 10 best places to stay in Australia are in Queensland

January 23, 2014, 5:09 pm
It's official: you'll get more than a good night's sleep in Queensland.

24 stellar images to give you Queensland wanderlust

January 14, 2014, 11:27 am
24 Queensland images to inspire your travel around Queensland in 2014.

6 yoga retreats just a hop, skip and stretch away

August 28, 2013, 11:15 am
Finding your chakra is easy when you can downward dog with sand between your toes.

Jurassic Park: Discovering Hinchinbrook Island [video]

August 12, 2013, 8:55 pm
It's Australia's largest national park island, but odds are you've never heard of it.

Why everyone should live on an island

March 6, 2013, 11:21 am
And this is how you do it.

The best diving in the world: 11 sites you have to dive before you die

February 22, 2013, 5:28 pm
The best diving in the world can be found within our state's borders.

5 places to kayak on the Great Barrier Reef

November 22, 2012, 2:11 pm
Ben Southall reveals five spots you have to paddle before you kick the bucket.

10 best snorkelling sites in Queensland

November 8, 2012, 3:11 pm
Got fins? Ex-island caretaker Ben Southall knows the best places to get wet.

The turtle retreat

October 11, 2012, 2:01 pm
When the EAC gets too rough, Reef HQ offers poolside accommodation, free shell waxing and TLC to green friends in distress.

Pub of the Week: The Imperial Hotel, Ravenswood

October 5, 2012, 1:57 pm
Travel writer Lee Mylne explores a gold rush legend in a town still clinging to memories of a glorious past.

‘Train-ing’ to dive

September 6, 2012, 3:43 pm
Trainhopping along the Great Barrier Reef means less driving, more diving and the most scenic surface intervals in the world.

Prime paddling: 7 spots to take your kayak this summer

August 30, 2012, 4:28 pm
Get active and spend more time on the water this summer with our guide to the best paddling in Queensland.

A local’s guide to Townsville: Mark Allen from The Sweatshop

July 19, 2012, 3:55 pm
Eat, drink and play like a local with this week's insider's guide to Townsville.

School’s out: Ideas for holidays with kids

June 21, 2012, 8:00 pm
Swap screen time for family time with these hot tips for turning bored couch potatoes into budding explorers.

Sailing Magnetic Island

June 13, 2012, 1:30 am
Castaway Kim Noble sails the Coral Sea on island time and finds out why too much wind is not always a good thing.

Adventurethon Magnetic Island – a combination of pain and jubilation

April 11, 2012, 4:12 pm
When I go for a run at sparrows-fart-early there's already loads of people hitting the tarmac along the river. As I ride to work I'm overtaken by lycra-clad cyclists on their way to the local coffee-shop. When I jump in the pool at 6am there's already swimmers churning up the surface of the water.

Australian/Italian Festival at Ingham

August 10, 2011, 9:33 am
Ingham has a large Italian population, in fact more than 50% are of Italian descent, the first of whom came to Australia in the 1890s to work in the sugar cane industry.

Today Show and diving the S.S. Yongala

July 28, 2011, 7:41 am
One of the most famous wreck dives in the world - the SS Yongala...

Magical Magnetic!

July 28, 2011, 2:33 am
As soon as we landed on Magnetic Island we got the impression that this was a friendly relaxed and beautiful place and we were going to have a brilliant time.

The Ghosts of Charters Towers

July 25, 2011, 9:27 am
Gold was discovered in Charters Towers in 1871 by an Aboriginal horseboy, Jupiter, who was travelling with prospectors looking for gold. He came across it by chance whilst rounding up their horses which had bolted in fright during a thunderstorm.

Marine debris – 'minimising our impact'

July 24, 2011, 9:19 pm
Let's keep the oceans clean for marine life, the Great Barrier Reef and humans alike...

Tropical Townsville

July 21, 2011, 10:34 pm
Townsville is the home of Reef HQ which houses the world's largest living coral reef aquarium.

Silver Link to Ayr

July 20, 2011, 2:17 am
We crossed the Burdekin River by the Silver Link Bridge, a joint rail and road bridge, and found our way to BIG4 Ayr Silver Link caravan village, an attractive pleasant site full of bird song and within waking distance of the town centre.

Cruising south aboard the Coral Princess

November 15, 2009, 11:56 pm
I’ve flown places, I’ve driven places…I’ve even kayaked places but so farnot been lucky enough to cruise anywhere until now...