MUSGRAVE ROAD HOUSE – CAPE YORK PENINSULA

The drive from Cairns to the tip of Cape York is about 1000 kilometres. At the half-way point, you’ll find the historic Musgrave Roadhouse. It’s about midway between Laura & Coen, not far from Princess Charlotte Bay, a few hours drive to Pormpuraaw. There’s fuel, […]

PORTLAND ROADS – ONE OF FNQ’s BEST KEPT SECRETS

Portland Roads is probably the smallest community I’ve ever visited. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful. Our ABC crew of three swelled the population into double figures. Usually, it’s less than ten. but Portland Roads does have its own cafe. Now this is not […]

CLOSING THE GAP IN LOCKHART RIVER – Dr CHARLES ELLIS

I’ve lost count of how many times I heard politicians utter the phrase “closing the gap” over the past year. The “gap” is the vast difference in health and life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The statistics are frightening. If you’re an indigenous Australian, […]

ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE – ON THE TRAIL OF A CAPE YORK LEGEND

Road travel on Cape York Peninsula can be a challenge, what with the corrugated roads, the sometimes hairy water crossings, and the chance of a sudden change in the weather leaving you stranded. But it’s worth all of that and more to see this wonderful […]

TWO MORE GOOD REASONS TO VISIT CAIRNS REGIONAL GALLERY

Here are two more good reasons to visit the Cairns Regional Gallery, apart from the joy of getting out of the heat and enjoying its air conditioning. There are two exhibitions running now that are well worth a look. The annual Postcards exhibition is the […]

ON THE ROAD TO COEN IN THE RAIN

MY BIG DAY OUT IN COEN CAPE YORK PENINSULA.

Working in radio means I’m always learning. I spend my days asking questions, so I live in a constant flow of information, ideas and stories. It’s a great place to be, and I enjoy sharing it with my radio listeners and blog readers. I learn […]