Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Port Douglas Paradise

Rainforests such as the Daintree have immeasur...Image via WikipediaWelcome to my blog post Port Douglas Paradise, I hope you enjoyed my previous posts.  Today we will discover the beauty of Port Douglas, almost hidden to the world, but we will expose it today. 

This place is truly a paradise, a place where the rainforest meets the reef.  This place is really an adventurer’s paradise.  Despite of the advancing lifestyle, technology, and industrialization still the people in Port Douglas are protecting and conserving the beauty of natural resources given to them. 
For those who are nature loves and wants to relax this is for you! Read the article below to find out more of this paradise.


Port Douglas - Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef
By Miguel Scaccialupo
English: Dysoxylum_pettigrewianum, Spurwood at...Image via Wikipedia
The ideal location for relaxing time out, Port Douglas is an easy-going tropical paradise with a small friendly village atmosphere and sophisticated creature comforts. 
The warm reef waters of the Coral Sea, the glorious palm fringed sands of Port Douglas Four Mile Beach, and the crystal clear creeks of Mossman Gorge are the place to refresh, restore and revitalise both body and mind. Seductive, balmy days slip seamlessly into tropical evenings under a canopy of clear starry skies. The sights, sounds and tastes of the tropical environment are a feast for the senses; the stunning array of nature and wildlife is awe-inspiring.

 Port Douglas, QueenslandImage via Wikipedia

The Port Douglas region has become increasingly aware of the value and uniqueness of its natural environment over the past decade. As a result, ecotourism products which focus on the area's pristine World Heritage rainforests, marine environment and ecosystems are now a major component of the Port Douglas and Daintree tour industry. 

Ecotourism balances the requirements of tourism and conservation, and has been defined by Ecotourism Australia as "ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation".

Ecotourism in Port Douglas offers an authentic ecotourism experience. This includes interacting with the local population, learning meaningful information about the locations you visit, and leaving the lightest possible footprint on the environment as you depart. Port Douglas tour operators are firmly committed to sustainable tourism and are licensed and accredited to conduct operations in national parks and other sensitive protected areas. 

 English: Port in Port DouglasImage via Wikipedia
They have a high degree of local knowledge, employ local people, and support their local economy and community.

There are ample opportunities for outdoor activities in Port Douglas, ranging from walks and safaris through the breathtaking pristine Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforests, horse riding, river cruises and white water rafting to swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing and sailing on the the reef and waterways. 

Tours are available across the Daintree to Cape Tribulation, and further afield to the Mareeba Wetlands, the Tropical Tablelands, Cairns and Kuranda. Other local attractions include various historical sites, weekend markets, world-class restaurants, nightlife, a fruit winery, indigenous cultural experiences, 4WD safari adventures, world class golf courses, spas, aerial tours by seaplane, helicopter & hot-air balloon, and outdoor cinema and theatre.
English: Port Douglas, Queensland - The SignImage via Wikipedia
At 140 million years old, the Daintree National Park contains the oldest living rainforest on earth. The Park is divided into three main areas, Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge. Daintree National Park lies between Mossman Gorge and the Daintree River, is known for its long stretch of lush tropical rainforest, and is home to unique bird life and crocodiles.
 Mossman Gorge, part of the Daintree National Park.Image via Wikipedia

Cape Tribulation is where tropical rainforest and coral reef meet in a scenic coastal setting north of the Daintree River. The area is home to glorious sandy beaches and mangroves environments abounding in wildlife viewing. 
Mossman Gorge is a steep-sided valley on the Mossman River containing lush tropical rainforest and crystal clear creeks. An excellent location for viewing birdlife and other wildlife. Guided walks visiting Aboriginal heritage sites are provided by members of the Kuku Yalanji Mossman Gorge Community.
Read the original article here

Port Douglas is really a very wonderful place to relax and spend some time reflecting.  I am sure you had a great mental trip to Port Douglas paradise, to learn more about the place, activities, and accommodations if you wish to stay for a vacation you are very welcome to visit the links provided below.  If you wish to visit, you can book in advance to get great accommodation deals.  Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of nature, visit Port Douglas Paradise!


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Great Barrier Reef Travel Promotions By Marty Ware

Welcome to my video "Great Barrier Reef Travel Promotions By Marty Ware"
I wanted to share this video on this blog to show you what you get if you need to promote your Great Barrier Reef business venture!
Watch the video I am sure you will be impressed!
Click the Link to Visit the website to find out more now!

View The Great Barrier Reef In A Mini Submarine

Are you looking to "View The Great Barrier Reef In A Mini Submarine?"
Looks like a great deal of fun and its yellow so it matches to Beetles Song!
I also provided a video for you to see too!

Submarine in Great Barrier Reef
This video was shot from a submarine at the outer Great Barrier Reef, 90 minutes into the ocean.

Great Barrier Reef mini-submarine
The new mini-submarine explores the coral around Wilson Island. Picture: Supplied
Great Barrier Reef mini-submarine
Two passengers and a pilot can fit inside the cockpit. Picture: Supplied
TOURISTS on the Great Barrier Reef will be able to get a fish-eye view of the marine life with the introduction of new mini-submarines.
Great Barrier Reef Submarines has begun offering the experience at Fitzroy Island, a 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns in Queensland.

Two passengers and a pilot can fit in the 4m wide, 1.8m high mini-submarine, which was designed in Canada.

 English: A variety of corals form an outcrop o...Image via Wikipedia

Passengers enter the cockpit through an opening in the back of the hull guided by a safety diver and met are inside by the pilot.

Once inside they sit on window seats either side of the cockpit cabin.

"The cabin is cosy but it's surprisingly roomy for three people,'' Great Barrier Reef Submarines owner Richard Chapman said.

"You duck dive into it and sit up to your waist in water but your upper body is in fresh air.

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"You're in a bubble of air.''

While the mini-submarine is capable of going as deep as 40m, you only have to go 6m to get to the bottom of the reef in the area it is used.

Passengers have to equalise when the submarine dives or ascends, similar to scuba diving.

Tours will be conducted during the day and at night and cost $150 for 30 minutes.

A pocket of air is trapped inside the cockpit of the sub, like an upside-down cup traps air when pushed underwater.

The air is replenished from the scuba tank supply.

The IVC Corp Resort Submarine travels at a maximum speed of 7.5km per hour.

It works on an ambient pressure design, so the air pressure inside the sub is the same as the water pressure outside.

No certified pressure hull is required because there is no danger of the hull collapsing as no differential pressure is being exerted on the hull by the water.

This allows for the use of a light and durable fibreglass hull.

The submarine is driven by electric thruster propellers which move the sub forward, backwards and up and down, which makes it easier to manoeuvre than traditional ballast tank and propeller submarines.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog post "View The Great Barrier Reef In A Mini Submarine"?
Remember to keep a good eye on this blog, share it with others and click the resource links to find even more cool content!
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Great Barrier Reef Partition Success!

English: A variety of corals form an outcrop o...Image via Wikipedia Great Barrier Reef Partition Success!  Good news isn't it!
I just received this email from Getup and wanted to share it with my readers!
For those who signed this partition thanks you, because without each and everyone of you it couldn't of been a success!
Read the email from Getup below

Dear Marty
Just a quick email to update you on the campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef. Amazingly 74,938 people have signed the petition. Thanks to Lincoln, it has been delivered to the UNESCO head offices in Paris - your voice is being heard!

Lincoln is a a GetUp member who now lives in Paris. Lincoln grew up in Adelaide but moved to Tasmania in 1982 to take up the fight to save the Franklin River. He ran The Wilderness Society's legal campaign which ultimately saw a High Court Victory which resulted in the Franklin River being saved. Like the Great Barrier Reef, the Franklin River now has World Heritage status.

Like many people Lincoln rightly thought that the Great Barrier Reef was safe for all time following its protection and was shocked to hear that dredging is now occurring within the World Heritage Area - damaging an already fragile ecosystem.
Deutsch: Tauchen am Great Barrier ReefImage via Wikipedia
That is what motivated him to take action on your behalf. Earlier this week he toured the World Heritage sites along the Banks of the River Seine in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower and Louvre museum, with a representation of the petition you signed. It was a creative way to make the point that it would be unthinkable to damage those World Heritage sites, yet here in Australia our government is allowing it to occur.

Lincoln then met with senior UNESCO staff to explain how significant the Great Barrier Reef is to Australians and that our community is hoping that UNESCO can step in and stop the dredging of the World Heritage Area.

Click here to read how it went and see the photos!

"I’m thrilled that so many GetUp members signed the petition and feel as passionate as I do about the importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef from overdevelopment. It’s rekindled my links with the country I love so much." - Lincoln.
 Deutsch: Tauchen am Great Barrier ReefImage via Wikipedia

Stay tuned for next steps on this campaign in 2012.

Thanks for all you do,
Justine, for the GetUp team.

To be honest I was really stoked to receive this email after signing the partition. 
Take care and see you at my next blog post!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Modern Accommodation In Hamilton Island

Are you looking for "Modern Accommodation In Hamilton Island?"
I have found a great place for you and your family to stay.
Actually you can fit in up to 8 eight guests and best of all it is right next to the beach, Catseye beach to be precise.

Watch the video first then scroll down to find out more!

The apartment holds a top floor position so there are views right across the Coral Sea and the Whitsundays and yes, you can see the beach too!

This 3 bedroom apartment also comes with 3 bathrooms, no waiting for your turn and each room comes with its own TV and DVD player.

Now, I did leave one thing out! When you stay here you also get 2 golf buggies thrown in to get around the island in! What a great way to get around!

To find out more click the link provided Modern Accommodation In Hamilton Island
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

 Hi and welcome to my blog post "Audi Hamilton Race Week 2012"
If you haven't heard of this race before then I have placed an article below that I found online at
It's great to see these sailing races being promoted for Hamilton Island and I will do my best to cover these events!

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week invitation for superyachts
'Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012'    Rob Mundle

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 is being held from 17 to 25 August. Sailing superyacht owners are invited to experience the unique on-water and party pleasures that have propelled the event to a point where it is ranked amongst the world’s best regattas.

The Superyacht Division will be a key element in the 2012 series, which will be staged at a venue that is the centrepiece of what is becoming the world’s latest superyacht playground, and Australia’s answer to the Caribbean. 
Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, AustraliaImage via Wikipedia

Yacht owners and their guests will experience an exceptional racing agenda, one which will see them engaged in stimulating competition over courses that take in many of the 68 uninhabited Whitsunday Islands that are in close proximity to Hamilton Island.

Back on shore, the party schedule for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 will set new standards for what is a truly world class regatta. There will be more stunning fashion, delicious food, fine wine, wellbeing and camaraderie throughout the entire week.

Luxury carmaker, Audi, returns as the main partner for Race Week in 2012. The German premium brand will offer a range of high-end events on the island for yacht owners and guests to enjoy. 

Hamilton Island, Queensland with Whitsunday Is...Image via Wikipedia

Such is the status of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week that the America’s Cup made an appearance at the 2011 event, and the man who brought it to the island from San Francisco – America’s Cup legend of 30-years, Tom Ehman – returned home quite amazed by what he had experienced: ‘Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the best kept secret in the world of yachting. The organisers of any major race week should look at how Hamilton Island makes this more than a sailing event: it’s also a social and cultural happening. Through resources, imagination and hard work it has really come into its own.’ 

View original article here 

There you have it, even the top legends in the sport give the thumbs up for the yearly race event!
Who knows in the future it just may become a part of Hamilton Island culture!
It sure sound like lots of fun with plenty of fashion and top class food!
Who knows I just may see you there!
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Great Barrier Reef Holidays Video

I really like this Great Barrier Reef Holiday Video, so I though I would share it with you!
Enjoy, it's a lot of fun!

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I know it's only a short blog post today, but it sure is well worth it! In many ways I can't wait for the Aussie winter to get amongst it!

Below are some more blog posts all about the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, Whitsundays and more!

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