Kuku-Yalangi
November 2012

Kuku Yalanji

Originating from the rainforests of Far North Queensland, the Kuku Yalanji people have been living in harmony with the environment for over 50,000 years.… More...



Cairns Birdwing Butterfly
November 2012

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

The largest endemic butterfly in Australia, the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly has a wingspan of up to 18cm. Besides its proportional, pterodactyl-like reac… More...



Rainbow Lorikeet
November 2012

The Rainbow Lorikeet

A colourful addition to the treetops of Far North Queensland is the rainbow lorikeet. Possessing a stunning chromatic plumage in the form of a deep-blue he… More...



Hang Gliding Port Douglas
October 2012

Hang gliding Port Douglas

Hang gliding in Port Douglas is an adventure that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have ever wondered what flying like a bird is really like,… More...



Brain Coral
October 2012

Brain Coral

Found in warm, shallow water environments at the Great Barrier Reef and around the world, the cerebral looking brain coral lends a sci-fi atmosphere to its… More...



Hawksbill Turtle
October 2012

The Hawksbill Turtle

For many, the most awe inspiring sight at the Great Barrier Reef is spotting a turtle. These gentle, graceful creatures are marvellous to see in their natur… More...



Dragonfly
October 2012

Rainforest Dragonfly

Of the many varied creatures that reside in and around Thala, one of the more colourful and mysterious would surely be the rainforest dragonfly. Firstly, t… More...



Stargazing
October 2012

Stargazing with Rose

While sounding like some late night flowery encounter, stargazing with Rose involves an hour or so with Rose Wyatte, Thala’s resident astronomical sco… More...



Parrot Fish on the Great Barrier Reef Australia
September 2012

Parrot Fish

The colourful, ubiquitous parrot fish is a marvellous addition to the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. Besides handsomely adding to the colour… More...



Batfish
September 2012

Batfish

While fish have different things going for them, it surely would pay to be a batfish, an elongated, laterally flattened species that could dart through the… More...



Crinoid
September 2012

Crinoids

Often termed lilies of the sea, crinoids, which can resemble a beautiful underwater flower, or perhaps even a creature from a Ridley Scott thriller, are am… More...



Red Legged Pademelon
September 2012

Red-legged Pademelon

A one-of-a-kind rainforest wallaby with rust coloured limbs, the Red-legged Pademelon is a spirited creature that communicates via hard thumps in the gr… More...



White Lipped Tree Frog
September 2012

White-lipped Tree Frog

Unlike the adage suggests, the White-lipped Tree Frog doesn’t suffer from fear or terror, rather its name owes to a brilliant white stripe that runs… More...



Musky Rat
September 2012

Musky Rat Kangaroo

The smallest kangaroo on the planet, the Musky Rat Kangaroo is also a diurnal day napper, usually taking a kip at midday before sleeping through the night. H… More...



Kauri Pine
September 2012

Kauri Pine

If you’re fortunate enough to be vacationing in this part of the world, it pays to immerse yourself under the local vegetation, to get the essence of the pl… More...



Barron Falls
August 2012

Barron Falls

Thundering and churning its way through the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, in the Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls puts on a spectacular display… More...



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August 2012

Mareeba Rock-wallaby

A member of the Allied Rock Wallabies, which is not an association but a scientific classification, the Mareeba Rock-wallaby shares characteristics wit… More...



Rainforest Fungi
August 2012

Rainforest Fungi

Diverse, colourful, animal-like, bioluminescent and often toxic. Sounding like an unfriendly creature from another planet, rainforest fungi are quit… More...



Coral Trout
August 2012

Coral Trout

Also known as the Leopard Coral Grouper, the Coral Trout could be considered somewhat of a lush, as it will rarely move outside of a 500 metre area, while it ha… More...



Crested Hawks
August 2012

Crested Hawk

With generous, piercing eyes and a unique hunting technique, the Crested Hawk, also known as the colloquial sounding Pacific Bazza, is a character all of i… More...