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  1. Tropical hideaways at Mission Beach

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Buyers are looking at dream homes in north Queensland that can be bought off-plan, writes Peta Tomlinson Tropical north Queensland is becoming a place in the sun for Hong Kong buyers. Ninety minutes south of Cairns, prestige apartments at Satori Mission Beach (pictured below and right) may be bought off-plan, which allows for foreign investment. Satori, between the rainforest ...

  2. Shantara Resort and Spa, Queensland

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... of that tropical bamboo furniture you find in many resorts in the state of Queensland. Apartments are air-conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans. One-bedroom apartments have open-plan living, dining ... Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, tel: 61 7 4084 1400; www.shantara.com.au . ...

  3. Top of the range

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Markets. It's a strange story, but one in keeping with the seemingly illusory nature of Kuranda, about 25km northwest of Cairns in northern Queensland. Go on a hot summer's day and you ... of northern Queensland. It's an apposite, fantasy-laden full stop to a place unbelievably full of goodies. Getting there: See www.kuranda.au.com for more information. Qantas flies direct from ...

  4. The wheel thing

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer I've long known that tropical north Queensland is one of Australia's best adventure and nature-based tourism destinations, but I've just found a new way ... mango trees and blossoms, and a salty ocean tang. The two days give you a 'total immersion' tropical north Queensland experience: the likes of swimming and snorkelling in clear ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... of people hunkered down overnight as strong gales and heavy rains lashed the far north, but there were no reports of casualties or major destruction as Cyclone Ita was downgraded to a category one ... several thousand people across the far north of the state had lost electricity and warned that Cyclone Ita "continues to be a threat". "I am greatly relieved at this time that we ...

  6. Treetops Life Spa, Port Douglas

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer Where is it? Tucked in an Australian rainforest setting at the Radisson Treetops Resort and Spa in Port Douglas, far north Queensland. Treetops offers unusual treatments ... and nutrients to flow freely; the chilled rocks narrow the blood vessels and heal the muscles. Queensland-based sports therapist Kim Serafini came up with the idea of re-inventing hot and cold ...

  7. Poison and hate mail amid the coconut palms of Queensland

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Cape Tribulation They are a symbol of Australia's tropical north, their rustling fronds framing picture postcard views of white sandy beaches and the azure waters of the Coral Sea. But the northeastern state of Queensland's coconut palms are under a two-pronged attack from councils who fear they will drop their bulky fruit on the heads of unsuspecting ...

  8. People watching

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with its sun-and-surf image, the state of Queensland is enjoying double-digit growth. Within the state, most arrivals head to one of two regions: the Gold Coast or the Tropical North. The Gold ... Carol West Chinese people falling from the sky is becoming a common sight in Queensland. 'Chinese visitors to the Gold Coast are getting more adventurous,' says John Chan, ...

  9. Ocean dream within reach

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Data, Gold Coast property has lost 8.8 per cent of its value in the past 12 months alone, while Far North Queensland, the Cairns/Port Douglas region, is down by 11.1 per cent. Locally, realtors say the situation is far worse than these numbers suggest. Geoff Brand, of Geoff Brand Real Estate, describes a southeastern Queensland market 'in freefall', losing nearly 3 per cent ...

  10. Easy access to paradise

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... and surrounded by rainforest-capped mountains can come very close. Oceans Edge, an exclusive residential resort village in Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia, has all of these attributes as well as easy ... of the Great Barrier Reef. Just 20 minutes from Cairns International Airport, it is easily reached, yet is far enough away to maintain its internationally famed tranquil village atmosphere ...




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