SPLASH THE GREEN TURTLE WILL BE GOING BACK TO SEA THIS WEEK

THE WORLD HAS 7 MARINE TURTLE SPECIES – 6 OF THEM LIVE HERE IN FNQ

Far north Queensland is a great place to see marine turtles – and there’s nothing like a close encounter with these beautiful sea creatures. Their presence is a sign of a healthy maritime environment. Our tropical waters are home to six of the world’s seven […]

PUNK AND NEW WAVE UNPLUGGED? TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Last week, Tony Hillier shared some brilliant folk covers of rock and pop hit songs. This week we’re heading in the opposite direction, with punk and new wave songs re-worked in ways that bring out qualities that perhaps always lurked within the originals. We start […]

WHEN FOLK GOES POP -TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Folk music has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent years, and in much broader forms than the earlier booms in the 1950s and 60s. In those days, folk was a tightly defined genre, and as Bob Dylan found when he went electric at Newport […]

BYRON BAY BLUESFEST – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Tony Hillier heads south this Easter long weekend for the Byron Bay Bluesfest It began life as the East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival back in 1990 at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay – it’s now established as a major drawcard for […]

WOMADELAIDE 2013 HIGHLIGHTS -TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Tony Hillier returns from Adelaide from one of Australia’s leading music festivals – Womadelaide 2013 with tales of great music and the heat wave. WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) was established in 1982 by Peter Gabriel, one of the early Western champions of […]

DAINTREE RIVER CROCODILE

CROCODILE SPOTTING ON THE DAINTREE RIVER FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Have you ever seen a crocodile up close? There are plenty of opportunities here in far north Queensland either in captivity or in the wild. There are several crocodile spotting operations on the Daintree River, about an hour’s drive north of Cairns. You’ll find them […]

FNQ MAHOGANY GLIDER ONE OF WORLD’S RAREST CREATURES

Meet the mahogany glider – one of our planet’s rarest creatures. They only occur in a small area of far north Queensland, and they’re very hard to find in the wild. The glider is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling marsupial, closely related to the sugar glider. the […]

TONY HILLIER GOES TO WOMADELAIDE 2013

Tony Hillier heads to Adelaide this weekend for one of Australia’s leading music festivals – Womadelaide 2013. WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) was established in 1982 by Peter Gabriel, one of the early Western champions of world music. WOMAD launched a record label, […]