Cairns, Queensland

People watching

Chinese people falling from the sky is becoming a common sight in Queensland.

Sunday, 4 September, 2011, 12:00am

Easy access to paradise

Nothing is perfect, but a luxury house facing an unspoilt beach 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 access to transport and all the facilities of a modern community.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The wheel thing

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 of seeing it.

12 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Top of the range

A disturbing yet morbidly thrilling sight pounces on the unwary visitor to Kuranda. Close to the town's Heritage bazaar - one of numerous souvenir, food, arts-and-crafts and clothing markets, all within a kangaroo's leap of each other - lies a smashed Douglas C47 aircraft.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Favouritism justifiable in passionate game

Reading about Alice Cairns' annoyance in her TV Eye column over the bias of the BBC commentators shown towards England in their World Cup match against Tunisia (South China Morning Post, June 17), made me wonder why she should have such an axe to grind in the first place.

20 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Something to suit all tourist tastes

Australia offers the tourist an extraordinary range of things to see and do. Where else could the visitor see kangaroos, cuddle koalas, cackle along with kookaburras and observe an abundance of other unique fauna? The glories of nature's tropical rainforest environs are just six hours by air from Hong Kong, near Cairns.

26 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Suicide epidemic hits town

The young people of the predominantly Aboriginal town of Yarrabah in far northern Queensland are making a drastic exit from a numbing cycle of poverty, violence and poor health. They are killing themselves.

Social workers say Yarrabah's young Aborigines, tormented by social deprivation and drug abuse, are seeing their funerals as the only status symbol available to them.

9 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Interest high in north Queensland

ALMOST on the doorstep of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, prestigious Port Douglas units are moving fast in a real estate market that shows the Cairns area is luring thousands to life in a tropical paradise.

23 Jun 1993 - 12:00am