If you've ever wondered how many shades of blue and green there are in the world, a visit to Hamilton Island in Queensland will give you some idea. The sheer number of hues will have you reaching for your thesaurus as you try to put its beauty into words.
It’s the biggest sand island in the world, yet it has a bountiful supply of fresh water and features stunning lakes, streams, rainforest and wildlife. Just off the coast of northern Queensland, the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is about 123 kilometres long and only 15 k’s wide.
Here's what you'll discover on a day trip to this magical place:
Despite living in Bali for two years and visiting it dozens of times on holiday, I had never been any further north than Ubud (which is not very far). So, after consulting Google Maps, we set off with our driver from the south coast and headed north into unknown territory.
The State Buildings in Perth have undergone an amazing transformation as part of a $110 million restoration. But for many of us, negotiating what at first seems like a complex maze of new places to eat, drink, shop and play can be a bit overwhelming.
So, I decided to check into the spectacular COMO the Treasury hotel and spend 24 hours unraveling the mysteries of the iconic buildings.
It's Perth's summer playground; with pristine beaches, stunningly clear water and that sunny island vibe. But as the weather gets colder, Rotto tends to drop off most people's getaway list as they head off in search of warmer destinations instead.
But this year as the seasons changed, I decided to stick it out to find out whether Perth’s favourite summer isle stacked up as a winter destination.