GET READY CAIRNS – WET SEASON IS ON THE WAY

You’re looking at a pretty typical wet season weather chart. That blue line of dots and dashes across the top of Australia represents the monsoon. It’s a line of unstable weather that shifts, with the seasons, north and south of the equator. During the Australian […]

DO FLESH EATING BUGS LIVE HERE IN FNQ?

Midway through 2011,  far north Queensland doctors began seeing people presenting with nasty ulcers that were turning surrounding tissue into sludge. It was an outbreak of what’s known locally as Daintree ulcers – a condition that’s been known for many years now, but no-one’s really […]

RED EYED GREEN TREE FROG

THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF OUR WET TROPICS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

We have an incredible range of wildlife here in far north Queensland – flora and fauna species that have flourished in our tropical climate for millions of years. We have one of the most diverse range of creatures and plants of any distinct region. We […]

MANGROVES – THE STINKY SCIENCE OF A VITAL TROPICAL ECO-SYSTEM

You don’t have to go very far in far north Queensland to find mangroves. Our state is home to almost half of Australia’s mangrove areas, most here in FNQ. They’re not the gentlest of places – stifling hot, teeming with mozzies and sandflies, and there’s […]

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 […]