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BRISBANE–capital and largest city of Queensland State
BRISBANE–capital and largest city of Queensland State
BRISBANE–skyline and river
BRISBANE–skyline and river
BRISBANE–Old Customs House, built 1889
BRISBANE–Old Customs House, built 1889
BRISBANE–skyscraper reflections
BRISBANE–skyscraper reflections
BRISBANE–the South Bank Parklands along the river is a relaxation and entertainment destination
BRISBANE–the South Bank Parklands along the river is a relaxation and entertainment destination
BRISBANE–the Wheel of Brisbane, nearly 60 m tall, is part of the Parklands
BRISBANE–the Wheel of Brisbane, nearly 60 m tall, is part of the Parklands
BRISBANE–relaxing along the riverbank
BRISBANE–relaxing along the riverbank
BRISBANE–flocks of Sacred Ibis inhabit the riverbanks
BRISBANE–flocks of Sacred Ibis inhabit the riverbanks
BRISBANE–a reproduction stern-wheeler on the river
BRISBANE–a reproduction stern-wheeler on the river
BRISBANE–four bridges side-by-side, including one exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists
BRISBANE–four bridges side-by-side, including one exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists
BRISBANE–outdoor sculptures in the Parklands
BRISBANE–outdoor sculptures in the Parklands
HAMILTON ISLAND–largest of the Whitsunday Islands 887 K/ 551 mi north of Brisbane
HAMILTON ISLAND–largest of the Whitsunday Islands 887 K/ 551 mi north of Brisbane
HAMILTON ISLAND–the harbor and resort opened in the 1980's
HAMILTON ISLAND–the harbor and resort opened in the 1980's
HAMILTON ISLAND–the island was developed almost exclusively for tourism and no cars are allowed
HAMILTON ISLAND–the island was developed almost exclusively for tourism and no cars are allowed
HAMILTON ISLAND–flowers and other plants adorn the island
HAMILTON ISLAND–flowers and other plants adorn the island
HAMILTON ISLAND–purple flowers
HAMILTON ISLAND–purple flowers
HAMILTON ISLAND–while spider flower
HAMILTON ISLAND–while spider flower
HAMILTON ISLAND–Wild Life Hamilton Island has an assortment of animals to see and try to hold
HAMILTON ISLAND–Wild Life Hamilton Island has an assortment of animals to see and try to hold
HAMILTON ISLAND–nice line of palms on the island
HAMILTON ISLAND–nice line of palms on the island
TOWNSVILLE–the largest urban center in North Queensland is subject to mist and fog
TOWNSVILLE–the largest urban center in North Queensland is subject to mist and fog
TOWNSVILLE–Castle Hill rises some 286 m/ 938 ft in the center of the city
TOWNSVILLE–Castle Hill rises some 286 m/ 938 ft in the center of the city
TOWNSVILLE–Magnetic House, built 1886-88, is a Heritage building on historic Flinders Street
TOWNSVILLE–Magnetic House, built 1886-88, is a Heritage building on historic Flinders Street
TOWNSVILLE–another building of historic importance
TOWNSVILLE–another building of historic importance
TOWNSVILLE–ReefHQ is the world's largest living coral reel aquarium with 130 corals and hundreds of fish species
TOWNSVILLE–ReefHQ is the world's largest living coral reel aquarium with 130 corals and hundreds of fish species
TOWNSVILLE–the 2.6 L/690 gal tank holds all sorts of underwater life
TOWNSVILLE–the 2.6 L/690 gal tank holds all sorts of underwater life
TOWNSVILLE–weird blue-lipped fish; maybe a grouper
TOWNSVILLE–weird blue-lipped fish; maybe a grouper
TOWNSVILLE–seahorse amid the corals
TOWNSVILLE–seahorse amid the corals
TOWNSVILLE–a rainbow caught from the top of Castle Hill
TOWNSVILLE–a rainbow caught from the top of Castle Hill
GREEN ISLAND–a coral cay 27 K/ 17 mi offshore from Cairns is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area.
GREEN ISLAND–a coral cay 27 K/ 17 mi offshore from Cairns is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area.
GREEN ISLAND–some of the corals
GREEN ISLAND–some of the corals
GREEN ISLAND–some of the crowds day-tripping on the island
GREEN ISLAND–some of the crowds day-tripping on the island
GREEN ISLAND–you know it's a tourist trap when a hot dog is $15
GREEN ISLAND–you know it's a tourist trap when a hot dog is $15
GREEN ISLAND–pine tree on the island
GREEN ISLAND–pine tree on the island
GREEN ISLAND–lovely beach with the Great Barrier Reef just offshore…with jellyfish
GREEN ISLAND–lovely beach with the Great Barrier Reef just offshore…with jellyfish
THURSDAY ISLAND–view of the Torres Strait Islands, between Australia and Papua New Guinea
THURSDAY ISLAND–view of the Torres Strait Islands, between Australia and Papua New Guinea
THURSDAY ISLAND–Green Hill Fort on Battery Port, built 1892
THURSDAY ISLAND–Green Hill Fort on Battery Port, built 1892
THURSDAY ISLAND–entering through the ramparts of the fort
THURSDAY ISLAND–entering through the ramparts of the fort
THURSDAY ISLAND–the old 6 inch guns are still in place though the fort was decommissioned in 1927
THURSDAY ISLAND–the old 6 inch guns are still in place though the fort was decommissioned in 1927
THURSDAY ISLAND–a pearling industry established in 1885 attracted many Japanese to the island
THURSDAY ISLAND–a pearling industry established in 1885 attracted many Japanese to the island
THURSDAY ISLAND–a grave of a pearl-diver in the local cemetery
THURSDAY ISLAND–a grave of a pearl-diver in the local cemetery
THURSDAY ISLAND–spirit post
THURSDAY ISLAND–spirit post
THURSDAY ISLAND–bustling downtown
THURSDAY ISLAND–bustling downtown
THURSDAY ISLAND–Saturday afternoon
THURSDAY ISLAND–Saturday afternoon