Wotif 2021 Aussie Town of the Year Awards are revealed, with Cairns taking out the top spot

With its resort-like lagoons, warm sunny weather and gateway to the majestic Great Barrier Reef, it’s no surprise Cairns has been crowned the number one town in Australia.  Travel website Wotif has announced the top 10 winners of the 2021 Aussie Town of the Year Awards based on their accommodation quality, affordability, traveller satisfaction and appealing … Read more

Cairns dad reveals parents ‘took kids to see’ a injured woman who fell 30m from Hangover ride

A father who witnessed a mother plunge 30 metres from a fairground ride has revealed parents took their kids to ‘gawk’ at the critically injured woman.  The 25-year-old woman fell from The Hangover ride at the Cairns ShowFest in the city’s Parramatta Park at 5.30pm on Saturday before becoming ‘entrapped’. Father Kurt Wanless took his … Read more

Aboriginal legend Devil’s Pool in Cairns where man’s body was found making him 19th victim

In the heart of a picturesque Queensland rainforest lays a deceptively calm  swimming hole which has taken the lives of at least 19 travellers. Babinda Boulders, or more aptly referred to as Devil’s Pool, is home to an Aboriginal legend which, according to some, is the reason people continue to die there. The watering hole … Read more

Cairns shark attack victim who was mauled while making documentary tells how she escaped

Shark attack victim who was mauled while filming a marine life documentary reveals how she escape the beast’s jaws as she opens on her terrifying encounter from her hospital bed Anika Craney was attacked on Tuesday at Fitzroy Island, Far-North Queensland  The 29-year-old freediver suffered significant leg injuries during the attack  She was enjoying a … Read more

Stone-castles! Hundreds of pebble cairns are built on deserted Northumberland beach during lockdown

A sea of Coronavirus cairns: Hundreds of pebble towers are built on deserted Northumberland beach during lockdown Stone stacks have been assembled by walkers on Whitley Bay beach, Newcastle Towers are a feature of landscape and some even carry messages to families Cairns were traditionally used as landmarks for borders, trails and burials  Learn more … Read more