TOLGA BAT HOSPITAL – FNQ WILDLIFE CARERS IN ACTION

Far north Queensland is home to large numbers of bats and flying foxes. If you’re lucky enough to see one up close, they’re adorable little creatures. But not everyone loves them. Fruit growers see them as a real threat to their crops and livelihoods. Flying […]

CAPE YORK DEBATES WORLD HERITAGE LISTING

Cape York seems to go on forever — and that’s not just because the roads require a fairly gentle pace of travel. It’s big — almost 15 million hectares — but it’s sparsely populated. Just 19 thousand people call the place home, living in an […]

TIME FOR SMOKO AT THE ARCHER RIVER ROAD HOUSE CAPE YORK PENINSULA

As you make your way around far north Queensland, you’ll hear people talk about stopping whatever they’re doing to have “smoko”. In the old days, it meant stopping work for a cigarette break, and was probably a term introduced by sheep shearers. In FNQ these […]

KAREN COOMBES CARING FOR TREE KANGAROOS – MALANDA FNQ

If there’s one creature Australia is famous for around the world, it’s the kangaroo. They bound through our scrub and across the wide open spaces, very much a ground dwelling creature. So it may be hard to imagine a kangaroo that lives a much higher […]

COEN – THE CAPE YORK QUARANTINE FRONT LINE

Driving on Cape York is an adventure – but some road journeys are a challenge. Any chance for a break from the dust and the corrugations is an opportunity you should take. One place you can stop – if you’re south-bound it’s compulsory – is […]

GREAT BIRD-WATCHING AT HASTIE’S SWAMP

I love the regular encounters with wild-life that come with living in far north Queensland. So many critters, and you don’t have to go too far to find and see them. We’re especially famous the world over for our birds – and we have so […]