WHEN THE WET SEASON GETS GOING THE RIVERS START FLOWING

Here in far north Queensland, it’s almost always hot. Hot and dry, or hot and wet. Our dry season runs from May to November, and “the wet” can get going any time from early December. That’s when the monsoon moves south from Asia, bringing heavy […]

THESE CATTLE DOGS DON’T SAY MUCH BUT THEY GET THE JOB DONE

  You’ll see plenty of cattle in far north Queensland. Dairy herds on the lush rolling green hills of the Atherton Tablelands, and beef cattle just about everywhere else. When it comes time to muster and move cattle, all kinds of methods are used. Helicopters, […]

DRIVING ON CAPE YORK PENINSULA NOW AND WAY BACK WHEN

In October 2011 I took the trusty ABC 4WD from Cairns to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. The roads can be tough going, especially when it rains, and the dreaded corrugations will shake the fillings out of your teeth. It was at the end […]

ADVENTURES IN QUINKAN COUNTRY LAURA FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

I’ve seen some amazing things but this is an all-time highlight! A visit to one of the Aboriginal rock art sites near the Cape York Peninsula town of Laura. This is spectacular sandstone country, home to a large number of prehistoric rock paintings thought to […]