Toowoomba's famous carnival unveils 2017 program

PREPARE your petals, ready your ears and cleanse your palates because the 68th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has unveiled its line-up

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Escape to tropical paradise

HOLIDAY HEAVEN: Amazing beaches with white sand and black rocks on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

There's plenty to do in Rarotonga even if the weather doesn't behave

Coast roads could be set for speed limit changes

TRAFFIC QUEUES: Southbound traffic on the Bruce Hwy.

LNP promises statewide review of speed limits

Big baggage change for Jetstar customers

Jetstar plane comes in to land at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

Head north and encounter thrills, spills and wonder

 Paronella Park in Queensland, Australia.

So much more to NQ than the coral reefs

Travel: The party's over for Greek islands

Desperate to find an escape from the masses in Mykonos, Ann Rickard stumbles across the friendliest bloke in all of Greece but he comes with a price tag and, below, the line-up at the once secret taverna.

Or it's still going at dawn: it amounts to the same thing

China 'sneaking' onto Antarctica

Defence think tank says three of China's four bases and two of its field camps are in the Australian Antarctic Territory that covers 42% of the continent

Amazing video of whales lapping up the Cap Coast

FRIENDLY GIANTS: An amazing drone shot from Freedom Fast Cats crew member Anthony Vaughan of a pod of whales breaching near their boat.

Tourists stunned by friendly giants.

The world's best in things that roll embark on Rocky

AUSTRALIAN FIRST: Colin Cole from CQUniversity with Sebastian Stichell from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden at the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks.

International symposium held in Australia for the first time

Forget the beach, holiday in the Lockyer

Tracy Vellacott and John Friswell at the Ekka calling on people to holiday in the Lockyer Valley.

Lockyer Valley takes to Ekka for tourism push

BLACK GOLD: Dog trainer stumbles on $1 million industry

Fresh truffles are available at Deli Delicious for $1850/kg, Friday, July 25, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

Stanthorpe set to be home to $1 million truffle industry

No camping: Nomads to snub Callide Dam

SPENDING IN TOWN: Regulars campers from Callide Dam cannot believe SunWater won't allow free camps on the dam foreshore any more.

'We will just keep passing by and find another free camp to go'

New $1 billion fund to transform tourism in Rocky region

POLITICIAN VISIT: Shadow Minister of Finance Jim Chalmers (left), Senator Chris Ketter and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen.

Federal Labor urges tourism operators to assemble their wish lists.

Cage of Death

The CaPTA Group has reignited a plan to put tourists face-to-face with crocodiles in a beefed-up version of the Northern Territory’s world famous Cage of Death.

Swimming with croc not for the faint-hearted.

Tangalooma whale watching

Whales spotted off Tangalooma

More than 100 whales spotted off the Tangalooma Jet

First baby whale sighted near Tangalooma Island Resort

Humpback whales off the coast of Brunswick Heads during their annual migration north.

Tangalooma Island Resort staff saw it's first newborn calf of the 2017 season by...

Migaloo Follows Tourist Boat

Migaloo was spotted off Port Macquarie. Picture: Ella Heensy/Port Jet Cruise Adventures

Credit: Ella Heeney and Port Jet Cruise Adventures via Storyful.

Tips for cheaper flights

qantas flight Coffs harbour.qantas bombardier q400. 09 June 2016.

Save on air fares

Fish form bait ball

Fish form defensive bait ball.

Spectacular vision of fish forming into defensive pattern.

Man dragged from plane gets apology

The woman was believed to be travelling alone on a transatlantic United Airlines flight from Heathrow

United Airlines have now apologised to a man dragged from their plane because of...

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Game of Thrones landmark destroyed

Maltese landmark destroyed by storm.

Malta's iconic Azure Window rock formation collapses in storm.