Finding Supplies in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: BOATING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Anthony Colfelt

There is much to think about when planning a trip to the islands, not the least of which is finding adequate supplies of fresh food and fuel. Finding Fuel in the Whitsundays Depending on the size and style of your boat, you can choose from a few different places to get fuel.If you’re in a trailerable boat, there are a few petrol stations to choose from and you’ll probably want the one

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The Bush Trails of Hamilton Island

CATEGORIES: RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Hamilton Island may not be not the obvious choice for hikers looking to experience the Whitsundays, because it’s almost synonymous with relaxation and the lay-by-the-pool-with-a-piña-colada island resort lifestyle. However, the Island holds an impressive variety of trails appropriate for those of moderate fitness and above.Much of the vegetation feels quite open by comparison to the dense

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Exploring Lindeman Island

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Lindeman Island is just to the south of the main group of modernly frequented islands. But it has been at the centre of European activity and indeed tourism around the Whitsundays since the 1920s. If you are interested in the history of this area we would recommend reading – Ray Blackwood’s The Whitsunday Islands – An Historical Dictionary. It’s no 'Game of Thrones', but it is

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A Botheration of Bugs!

CATEGORIES: CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Emma Colfelt

Biting insects are abundant on the mainland and some of the islands including Whitsunday Island, home of the famous Whitehaven Beach. Populations may depend on the time of year and recent weather conditions. Below are the Bug Big Four that may give you grief on your travels: best to be prepared.Mosquitoes - we all know these bloodsuckers and that high-pitched whine near your ear that

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A Swim at the Famous Whitehaven Beach

CATEGORIES: CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , THE WHITSUNDAYS , WALKING | By: Emma Colfelt

Whitehaven Beach is the renowned for being the most beautiful beach in Queensland, and certainly the most photographed. With crystal clear waters and pristine sand, Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island - the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays.Given it's reputation the beach can be 'busy' with visiting yachts, backpacker day trips and the like but

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