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Sep 12, 2006 - Hinchinbrook Island (en Francais Maintenant!!!)

Version francaise Nous voici en route pour Hinchinbrook island pour trois jours de trek dans un environnement hostiles ( plages de sable blanc, ocean donnant sur la grande barriere de corail, foret tropical luxuriante...) ca va etre dure car je pense pas que nous avons une forme olympique. Les responsables du parc national nous donne un system d'alarme avec GPS integre en cas de probleme majeur!!! Si tu as un probleme un helicoptere vient te chercher... rassurant non? Le Thorsborne Trail, 32 km, a une renomme mondiale au pres des personnes...

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Jun 1, 2006 - Orpheus Island

G'day from Australia! This week we end our trip Down Under in style (to access past stories, here's a link to the archives). We first travel to exclusive Orpheus Island, then fly to Brisbane for the night before heading back to the U.S. If you want to come for the ride, jump on board. The seaplane is ready for takeoff, the tropical drinks have just been poured, and the fish are waiting to be fed. DAINTREE TO ORPHEUS ISLAND From the edge of the Daintree Rainforest, my seven journalist friends and I drove an hour south to Cairns. We dropped...

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Jun 1, 2006 - Orpheus Island

G'day from Australia! This week we end our trip Down Under in style (to access past stories, here's a link to the archives). We first travel to exclusive Orpheus Island, then fly to Brisbane for the night before heading back to the U.S. If you want to come for the ride, jump on board. The seaplane is ready for takeoff, the tropical drinks have just been poured, and the fish are waiting to be fed. DAINTREE TO ORPHEUS ISLAND From the edge of the Daintree Rainforest, my seven journalist friends and I drove an hour south to Cairns. We dropped...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Jul 30, 2004 - Oz Experience! Mission Beach

I'm going to make this two entries because we've been moving around a lot. Thursday morning we boarded the Oz Experience bus in Cairns that would take us to Mission Beach. There were about 20 or so other backpackers on our bus, so we had a lot of room to spread out. For those who don't know, Oz Experience is a bus system that takes backpackers from place to place on a specified route, but buses come along every few days so you can get off at a certain city and stay there for however long you want and then pick up another bus later. Each...

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Sep 7, 2001 - The Great Houseboat Caper

This is the story of Rick and Ann's weekend adventure on a houseboat, cruising around an island called Hinchinbrook. Hinchinbrook Island is about an hour and a half north of Townsville. It is a bunch of very steep rocky islands with dense vegetation and a lot of small islands with inlets, coves and waterways all around it. We hired (that's Aussie for rented) a small houseboat with another couple and went up to cruise the waterways for the weekend. This is where our adventure begins. We arrived at the dock and took our first look at the...

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