One very curious koala takes in the serenity of the Australian shoreline

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 2 December 2014

We’re used to seeing koalas out in the Australian wilderness, perched high in gum trees, maybe out on the road while crawling from tree to tree. But a koala enjoying the beach? Yup. Over on Queensland’s Magnetic Island, it’s quite common to see koalas enjoying an ocean view on the sand while tourists look on […]

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Go on a rainforest conservation adventure in Australia’s far north Queensland

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Eco on Friday 14 November 2014

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If you’ve always wanted to make the earth a greener place, and you’re willing to forego that luxurious vacation, embarking on an Australian conservation volunteer holiday might be your dream come true! Over five days, you’ll have the opportunity to work with conservation volunteers and assist scientists at the CSIRO and James Cook University in vegetation measurements at several key plot sites in the lowland rainforest based around the beautiful Cape Tribulation.

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Queensland’s Coconut Island is your under-the-radar destination, with less than 200 inhabitants and crystal clear waters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Eco on Wednesday 5 November 2014

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If you’re searching for an idyllic paradise where fewer than 200 people live, you should definitely head straight to Coconut Island. Here is where paradise lies, just 10 degrees south of the equator and 130 kilometres northeast of Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

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Knitted fashions by Yokoo

Joanne Thies Reader Find

By Joanne Thies in New Fashion on Tuesday 10 April 2012

I’ve recently taken up knitting as a way to soothe the daily desktop grind and in an attempt to disconnect from my deep technology immersion. I hit the needles in the early evenings, and I find it reconnects me with my love of tactile creation. Knitting is also a strange repetitive form of mediation. I got a bit knitting crazy and recently set off on an online hunt to find all things knitting. I quickly found Yokoo, who is simply known as Yokoo.

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Bizarre ad: lingerie models sell Real Estate in Queensland

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Video on Tuesday 15 February 2011

If you’re an underwear model, does peeling your clothes not help with a sale? Thanks (or no thanks, as the case may be) to this bizarre, sexist ad, real estate on the Gold Coast, Queensland, will never be the same again.

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The Middle East

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Saturday 9 January 2010

Don’t be fooled: The Middle East actually hail from Queensland, Australia, where their mini-album, The Recordings Of The Middle East, was originally self released 2008 before the always hip record label Spunk re-issued it with new packaging and a new tracklisting in 2009. Next up for the band are their first shows ever on American […]

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