Yuraygir National Park (Brooms Head)

Boat ramp at the Lake Arragan camping area in Yuraygir National Park near Brooms Head

Yuraygir National Park has multiple points to access the park and they are not all accessible to each other. This brown sign destination is for the section of Yuraygir National Park accessed near Brooms Head , using the exit at Maclean. Yuraygir National Park is between Yamba and Corindi (north of Coffs Harbour). With 65km … Read more

Old Ashby Ferry Ramp

Boat ramp at a river, taken at the Old Ashby Ferry Ramp on the Clarence River in Maclean

The Old Ashby Ferry Ramp, opposite the Maclean Court House , was the main thoroughfare from Maclean to Ashby for nearly 100 years, built in 1890. The Old Ashby Ferry Ramp started with a hand-winched ferry, replacing a rowboat to bring horses and carriages across the Clarence River. The hand-winched ferry operated for around 30 … Read more

Bundjalung National Park

Rocks at the ocean with pelicans resting, at Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park

Bundjalung National Park is on the north coast of NSW, stretching between Iluka and Evans Head. The name Bundjalung is after the Aboriginal people, the Bundjalung Nation. The Bundjalung Nation, made up of around 15 tribal groups, existed from around Grafton up to Beaudesert and Ipswich. The Bundjalung Nation is the only ones who explains … Read more

Queens Beach

Looking along a beach with the water on the left and grass above the sand on the right, taken at Queens Beach on the Redcliffe Peninsula

Queens Beach is one of many on the Redcliffe Peninsula with Queens Beach North and Scarborough Beach above it, and Queens Beach South and the Redcliffe Jetty below. A pathway is along the full length of the beach, which goes almost the full shoreline of the Redcliffe Peninsula, from Newport to Pelican Park in Clontarf. … Read more

Lake Argyle (Ord Dam)

View over Lake Argyle in Western Australia, blue water from the Lake contrasts with the green grass and red rocks

Lake Argyle in the Kimberleys is the second largest freshwater reservoir on the Ord River. It is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and keeps Lake Kununurra at a constant level, downstream on the Ord River. The Ord River then flows into the Scambridge Gulf, one of five rivers seen at the Five Rivers … Read more

Shorncliffe Pier

Shorncliffe Pier

The historic Shorncliffe Pier built in 1882 extends 350 metres into Bramble Bay, the largest timber pier in Brisbane and the largest recreational pier in Australia. The timber pier was formerly known as Sandgate Pier, originally 259 metres long. It was extended by 91 metres in 1884 to allow additional depth for steam passenger ferries … Read more

Toonumbar Dam

View of Toonumbar Dam water, taken from the Toonumbar Dam Wall

Toonumbar Dam, west of Kyogle in the Richmond Range, supplies water to towns and farmers along the Iron Pot and Eden Creeks. Construction of the 44-metre high dam wall was completed in 1972 and is 229 metres long with a storage capacity of 11,000 megalitres. Toonumbar Dam is regularly stocked with Australian Bass and East … Read more