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

Wagner leads breakaway tourism group in Toowoomba

A new tourism group will be formed in Toowoomba, with industry leaders confirming today they will break away from Southern Queensland Country Tourism.

Time to axe Sunday penalty rates?

Would more businesses open on Sunday if penalty rates were cut?

Give workers more hours and they will be better off.

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