The Cairns Aquarium-How does it compare to Townsville?

  Interesting. After having visited both facilities, there are a few differences-bear in mind this is purely my opinion. The Cairns aquarium is aesthetically ‘prettier’. The building is an eye catching design, whereas Townsville aquarium to me, feels a little industrial. Inside the Cairns building, the interior design and artwork is more modern and fresh,…

Connor Daniell-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  It is hard to believe this young running champion is only 14. He can run 10km in 34:58 in the worst conditions imaginable and has established himself in the Far North as a force to be reckoned with in the running arena. The world is his oyster and his future is guaranteed to be…

Jacinta Kome-Profiling Cairns Athletes

Watch this super athlete FLY! She might be only 12 years old, but she’s swimming out of her skin at the moment, earning herself a Bronze medal  in the Short Course Queensland Championships 400m IM! Jacinta Kome, has only recently increased her commitment to swimming, and she is getting better and better and better… Club:…

Sam Tress-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Sam Tress Age: 16 Sport: Swimming Story: Training with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club at Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre, Sam is a Multi-FNQ Swimming Record Holder and Queensland State Championship Medalist. He is also a Michael Phelps MP- emerging athlete. He competed at this years Australian Age Championships and is currently training for…

Toby Gillen-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Toby Gillen Age: 16 Sport: Running, Cross Country, Athletics Recent Achievements: 🏃‍♂️Trinity Anglican School’s 2017 Senior Male Sportsperson of the Year 🏃‍♂️ 2nd Overall in Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival 10km event, only 1 second behind Professional Athlete Dylan Stenson in a time of 34.19 🏃‍♂️Silver medalist in the 2017 QLD…

Flynn Martin-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  NAME: Flynn Martin AGE: 15 Years SPORT: Swimming CLUB: TAS Swimming COACH: Duncan Todd ACHIEVEMENTS: Flynn, as Runner-up QLD champion in the 100 and 200m Breaststroke short course State Championships, and a Bronze medalist in the 400m Individual medley 2017,  will be competing in the Long Course Qld State Champs in Brisbane in December,…

BUSH STONE-CURLEW

There are plenty of these guys around nesting in Cairns at the moment. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a protective parent?

Today After The Rain-VIDEO FOOTAGE

A day earlier, this rock wall was dry-not a drop of water to be seen. The parched trees dropped their leaves as a result of thirst, and created a crunchy bed of earthy colours.

“I was chewed up and spat out”-Sarah’s post Ironman race analysis will drop your jaw.

I had been “chewed up and spat out”…
They were Intentionally violent…
Saying I was terrified is an understatement…
I was in a lot of pain…
But there was no relief after the climb ended and the road leveled out…
All I could hear, was the dull pounding of feet on the bitumen and the occasional grunts and groans from someone struggling…
All I could see, was a long stretch of never ending undulating highway up ahead, and lava fields on either side…
I was overcome with emotion and just wanted to cry…
“Sarah Thomas, You are an Ironman”

Backyard birdie

    What a lovely little critter. Does anyone know the name of this little buddy?