Direct flights to Sydney to cease

VIRGIN Airlines is terminating direct flights from Mackay to Sydney from January 1, 2017.

"One Indian Summer" - Tamara Bhatnagar's Mumbai experience

THE colour and excitement of festivities prior to an Indian wedding in Mumbai.

ONE day in Tamara Bhatnagar's travels through Mad Mumbai.

Migaloo heads north with own 'bodyguard'

Migaloo is generating a little too much excitement, it seems.

White superstar of the water will be escorted to Great Barrier Reef

Got a spare hundred bucks? Here's where you could fly to now

BIG BOOST: Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand all posted double-digit passenger growth into the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Wanna fly but ain't got the funds? Then make sure you check this out

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Bumper whale season: How many humbacks can we expect?

OCEAN GIANT: Hervey Bay will be the temporary home for thousands of humpback whales this season.

Fraser Coast Opportunities hopes locals roll out the welcome mat.

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Pack the woollies and embrace the Canberra winter

A drive up to Telecom Tower also provides you with a great panorama of Canberra.

Canberra doesn’t seem to be the place Queenslanders visit in winter

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

Captain Cook Cruises' m.v. Reef Endeavour stands off an island in the Lau group of eastern Fiji.

Cruising among Australians rose almost 15%

Camels milk the attention at new Gympie dairy

A new camel dairy on Gympie's west side runs on kindness, because the camels will not have it any other way.

QLD's Keswick Island on the market

Mackay residents will now have more chance to get out and enjoy Keswick Island.

Keswick Island up for grabs

Sights of Gladstone video goes viral on social media: watch

OUR BEAUTIFUL REGION: Gladstone region photographs from Queensland Aerial.

A video of the Gladstone region is getting plenty of clicks

1770 Tourism - At What Cost To Protected Species

The Pristine Round Hill Creek and Headland 1770

Disgusted to see two matured adult men operating a drone

Valley farmer fuming over fires, burn permits

BURNING ISSUE: Harmony Farm owner Dennis Martin wants authorities to exert greater control over when and where Boyne Valley farmers light up.

“People get the permit but just let it burn"

Whale pops up for a selfie or two with jetskiiers

Whitsunday Jetski tour guest Travis Poland from Mackay was definitely 'up close and personal' with our friendly humpback whale

A YOUNG humpback whale gave jetskiiers a chance of a lifetime.

REVEALED: Investors announce plans for $400m water park

A sketch of the proposed new water park

Investors plan $400m Sunshine Coast tourism venture

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Floating Apartment on Great Barrier Reef

Floating apartment on the Great Barrier Reef.

Airbnb are offering a chance to live right on the reef.

Bollywood Theme Park

Bollywood Screenshot

The world's biggest theme park is set to expand. Here's some of what will be there.

Soccer

Crew from the Pacific Jewell P and O cruise ship took on Meteors in a soccer friendly today

Some soccer action and pep talk from Pacific Jewell's Odean Reneel.

Chapman in Lyon

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman talks us through the best parts of this French gem.

Virgin Airlines new Kids Class

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids.

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids. Check your dates before you...

Wander Victoria ad is a little offbeat

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

The latest enticement to visit Victoria takes a slow and strange approach

Qantas safety video

A new safety video from Qantas featuring ordinary Australians in beautiful locations

A new safety video from Qantas featuring ordinary Australians in beautiful...

Roothy's crew follows the old Ghan railway

It could have been a culture shock when we left town on the Old Ghan track.

Stalking trout in New England

Some of the beautiful scenery encountered by photographer David Nielsen and his father Ian Nielsen in Ebor, NSW, on a recent fishing trip.

Hooking in to the fishing and beauty of spectacular Tablelands.

The beauty of Heron Island

See Heron Island's reef fish and coral, without getting wet on the I-Spy.

Heron Island boasts beautiful coral and fish, nestled in the Southern Great Barrier...

Tea plantation tour

Our tea master shows us how to hold a Chinese tea cup. Photo Megan Mackander / Sunshine Coast Daily

Megan Mackander explores the Guilin Tea Research Institute in southern China

Spectacular Patagonia, Chile

Images from Patagonia, Chile: Tour guide Stephanie Araya on the Patagon excursion.

Patagonia, Chile offers some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Images:...

'Moses' on the mountain in Patagonia

Turner Wilson, of Brownfield, Maine in Patagonia, Chile.

Turner Wilson, 63, and his partner Cheri Perry powered through snow to get to the...

Mahout training, Chiangsaen

Elephant bath time in Northern Thailand