Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

3200 jobs: Epic $950m project north of Bundy wins approval

A PLANNED $950 million mega-resort north of Bundaberg has achieved a major project milestone with another approval under its belt.

Longreach is a welcome oasis

SETTING OUT: Passengers rode inside the coach while the well-heeled rode up top in the open air.

Longreach is a welcome surprise

The beautiful capital city that we don't want to see

Perth has fallen out of favour with Aussie travellers.

When it comes to taking a holiday at home, you’re a bit of a dud.

One shell of a tourist hook

TOURIST ATTRACTION: Visitors to Mon Repos get to experience the wonder of loggerhead turtles laying their eggs.

More visitors than ever expected to visit our turtles this season

Mackay buoyed with sugar, mining and tourism on the rise

Canegrowers chairman Paul Schembri on his sugar farm north of Mackay.

IT BORE the mining downturn like no other region in Australia

Chat about the Rose

BIGGENDEN ROSE: Council will consult with residents on what to do with the rose next Monday.

Council and community meet to discuss the Biggenden Rose Sculpture.

Australian tourism's changing face

Holiday makers were the main tourists who visited Australia in 2016.

Asian countries now Australia's main tourist source