It's wet and it's wild and if you like dramatic weather and no crowds - this summer is possibly the best time to explore Far North Queensland.
Craig Tansley is a freelance travel journalist based in Melbourne who spends far too much of his year on planes. He specialises in islands, ski resorts and adventure.
Here are 10 reasons why Orpheus Island might just be it.
Queensland opens to Sydney and Victoria from December 1. The rush to the sunshine state will be hectic – and Queensland's most famous destinations will likely be overrun. But some of these popular places have secret spots next door.
Craig Tansley reflects on his childhood in Byron Bay before the Hemsworth kids took over his school and Matt Damon moved in next door.
It's just not theme parks and beaches; there are art galleries and rainforests, and a bar and dining scene to rival hipster Melbourne.
When it comes to paradise, there are few prettier places than the islands of the Pacific. Craig Tansley journeys among them to pick the highlights.
It's not often you ride your own private lift to your hotel room.
There's plenty to see and do in this region without having to cross the border into Queensland.
Dreaming of an island idyll but hanging the expense no longer an option? Craig Tansley suggests some peaceful Pacific choices away from the jet set.
The best kind of social distancing is found on a new five-day walk through southern Queensland.
Why it's time to take a look beyond the usual tourist hot spots for your next holiday.
There’s talk of a new South Sea bubble – for travel, that is. Craig Tansley takes us to spectacular Samoa in anticipation
Not everyone craves crowds and company. From long-distance walkers to round-the-world sailors, some find inner peace where others are not.
Beyond the beach, you’ll find new cafes, fashion labels and art precincts that are not within cooee of a roller-coaster or a meter maid.
In Northern California there's a majestic peak few know about.