Saturday, April 29, 2017

Environment

Australia: Heron Island’s Dire Warning About Coral Reef Die-Offs

A small tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef is at the forefront of research into why corals around the world are dying in droves.

(Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef)

Of all the beautiful places on earth, the majestic Great Barrier Reef stands out as one of the most remarkable. Perhaps because, …Read More: Australia: Heron Island’s Dire Warning About Coral Reef Die-Offs

Development

Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

A gorgeous private island in the Great Barrier Reef has just received approval for a controversial upgrade that will bill in the hundreds of millions.

(Great Keppel Island image by Tourism Queensland)

When it comes to island development, the Australian state of Queensland is having to walk a fine line between …Read More: Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

Island Resorts

Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

Lauded American fashion queen Diane von Furstenberg has decorated a spectacular suite on Hayman Island, a luxurious resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

(Image: http://www.hayman.com.au/)

Hayman Island Resort has just unveiled some stunning images of a penthouse suite created by designer Diane von Furstenberg, and it’s sure to make the …Read More: Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

Environment

Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

The isolated continent has long been at the vanguard of environmental policy, and a newly designated marine reserve will make its acres under protection the largest in the world.

(Satellite of the Great Barrier Reef by NASA)

Ahead of this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, where the leading …Read More: Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

This luxury island on the Great Barrier Reef is marketing itself as a sanctuary for “guy time”, where mates can enjoy sports, fishing, and beer without having to look good for the ladies.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

Let’s face it, both men and women need a little time with …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

Island Resorts

Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort

The French brand’s only Australian resort is slated to close in January, citing poor sales numbers, changing customer desires, and the broader economic issues affecting Whitsunday tourism.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

In a move that has shocked the Queensland tourism industry, Club Med has announced that it will …Read More: Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort

Island Resorts

Australia: Swim to Win on Heron Island

Taking a dip in the gorgeous waters off Queensland’s Heron Island hardly seems like an arduous task, but this year, the resort is hosting a Great Barrier Reef race to remember.

…Read More: Australia: Swim to Win on Heron Island

Island Issues

Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

The State of Queensland and the Federal Government of Australia are battling it out over the future of Hummock Hill Island – and the fate of a proposed near-AUD $1 Billion development.

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

Hummock Hill Island, found south of the industrial city …Read More: Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

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