Habitat Bearded Dragon-Woodlands and Forest | Toowoomba-Darling Downs

The other morning I discovered a bearded dragon basking in the sun among the dry grass and leaf litter near the woodlands. It is a fierce-some prehistoric looking creature. I was able to get close and take a few pics. Very well camouflaged like an old piece of  grey wood, spotted with aged lichen growth. It […]

Magnetic Island a suburb of Tropical Townsville

The Magic of Magnetic Island During a recent visit to Townsville with my cousin, we decided to take the ferry (Sunferries) across to Magnetic Island (or Maggie Island as it is known to the locals), an enjoyable 20 minute trip across the water.  I hadn’t been to Magnetic Island for a number of years, so […]

Bird Watching-Blue-winged Kookaburra

The Blue Winged Kookaburra Bird watching has always been a passion over the years. These handsome Blue-winged Kookaburras fly in once or twice a year and perch on my rotary clothesline. They will sit very patiently with beady eyes watching the garden bed for any movement. Quick as a flash they dive down to the […]

The Palmetum | Townsville City | Australia

The Palmetum is the third garden in a triage of botanical gardens of Townsville City. It covers almost 17 hectares and opened in September 1988.  The Palmetum started as a garden specializing in palm varieties. It now has some 300 species with many rare species that are endangered in their natural habitat. The gardens also […]

Anderson Park Townsville City |Tropical Townsville Australia

Anderson Park a Botanical Garden of Townsville city Visiting the remaining two Botanical Gardens of Townsville city was next on the agenda, since we both enjoyed our stroll through  Queens Gardens. The Townsville weather is  glorious, it is such a pleasure to be outside. Firstly, we visited Anderson Park. We had picked up a complimentary […]

Queens Gardens Townsville City|Tropical Townsville

Queens Gardens a Botanical Garden of Townsville City Queens Gardens are one of the three botanical gardens of Townsville City. Queens Gardens are at the base of  Castle Hill in the suburb of North Ward. It is  only  five minutes from The Strand in Townsville city and the CBD area. It is a pleasant walk […]

On The Strand Townsville|North Queensland|Australia

A delightful day on The Strand, Townsville After arriving in Townsville the previous day we had arranged to meet up with  friends on The Strand at the ‘C Bar’. This restaurant has a  great outdoor eating area with a wonderful view across the bay to  Magnetic Island (or Maggie Island as the locals call it).  As […]

Tropical Townsville|Riverway

The winter months in tropical Townsville are a fabulous time to visit North Queensland In June last year, my cousin Margo and I visited Townsville.  In the winter it is a wonderful climate, clear blue skies, warm and sunny. The weather in tropical Townsville has temperature that range from 26-28 degrees daytime and 18-16 degrees […]

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