Lake Tinaroo far north Queensland

REMEMBERING THE LONG GONE FNQ TOWN THAT BUILT TINAROO FALLS DAM

In 1952, the Queensland Government approved construction of a dam on the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland. It was the first dam built in Queensland solely for irrigation, and to this day it remains one of the region’s biggest infrastructure projects. It took six […]

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 […]

SIGN OF THE TIMES MULLIGAN HWY FNQ

SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER FNQ – THAT WAS WELL WORTH THE EARLY START!!

I’ve seen some things in my time – but today’s total solar eclipse has eclipsed them all. Last night I was listening to eclipse chasers who’ve spent fortunes going to dozens of solar events, and I was thinking “why”? Now I get it! It was […]

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2012 – WE’RE AT PALMER RIVER FNQ

Your ABC Far North crew is standing by at the Palmer River Roadhouse for the 2012 total solar eclipse. We’re right under the centreline of the path the eclipse will take crossing Cape York Peninsula. And we’re at the point where the totality, the complete […]

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 […]

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 […]