ARE THERE MORE CROCODILES NOW IN FNQ – OR JUST MORE OF US?

There’s been a pretty lively debate around far north Queensland in recent times about crocodiles. Well, it’s been going for decades, but has been re-ignited in recent times by croc sightings in close proximity to our large population centres, and especially around popular tourist destinations. […]

DOROTHY SHORT IN COEN - CAPE YORK PENINSULA

WORKING TOWARDS LIVING ON COUNTRY – NESBIT RIVER FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Many of Australia’s remote indigenous communities are in towns and centres that began as church missions, or places to which governments re-located indigenous people from their traditional lands. People were encouraged, or forced,  to move into those towns, often a long way from the country […]

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 […]

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 […]