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  • QPAC Green Jam Sessions

    Kicking off at 5pm every Friday from October 17 until December 19, audiences will be treated to jazz standards, ...

  • Queensland Model Railway Show

    Hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum on October 18 and 19, the Queensland Model Railway Show sees railway modellers, ...

  • Camp and sCare with BIG4

    Peg your tents, get the Halloween costumes out, and prepare to scare the night away in the ...

  • Pre-Christmas Caravan & Camping Sale

    The annual Pre-Christmas Caravan & Camping Sale rolls into the Brisbane Showgrounds from Thursday October 30 to ...

In The Road Ahead

RACQ Annual Road Safety Report

RACQ’S Annual Road Safety Survey 2014 uncovered many areas where pushing the limits could be leading to unsafe choices behind the wheel. One of the most surprising revelations was the lack of awareness among female drivers about how much alcohol they could consume safely, with many having more than the accepted guideline of one standard drink in the first hour. According to RACQ’s Senior Road Safety Advisor Joel Tucker, 50 percent of the female RACQ members ...

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New in Departure International

Register your travel plans

While most travellers head off on an overseas trip expecting an idyllic holiday, sometimes things go wrong. So it’s important that you leave your itinerary with a family member or close friend, as well as registering your travel plans on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Smart Traveller website. ... More

New in Departure National

Take a driving holiday

A good way to approach a driving holiday is to pick a starting and ending point (if it’s quite far away, these will be where you fly in and out of), and then have a looser itinerary for your stops in between. Adhering to a pre-planned schedule is not always ... More

New in Departure National

Cruises from Brisbane

Residents of the Brisbane riverside suburb of Hamilton will be familiar with the sound of a loud horn signalling that another cruise ship is in town. Brisbane’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes it a popular gateway for cruises exploring the area. Destinations include the Whitsundays and Far North Queensland, ... More

New in Departure National

Discover the Kimberley

From pandanus forests to rugged red-rock mountain ranges, the Kimberley offers adventures of all types. Pumululu National Park (home of the distinctive Bungle Bungle Range) is a great place for hiking and camping. Within the park is the Piccaninny Gorge, which has no marked track but is popular with experienced ... More

New in Departure National

Jet to Norfolk Island

While Norfolk Island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, it is largely self-governed and has a unique culture of its own. The island measures about 8km by 5km, so it’s easy to see its World Heritage convict site, beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and the national parks and reserves during ... More

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Tips for unwinding before bed

Some people find it easier to fall asleep than others and for those who struggle, it can begin to affect their daily lives negatively by increasing stress and impacting health. To make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep, try these tips for unwinding before bedtime: Switch off: Set yourself a deadline for turning off any electronic devices such as your phone, tablet, television or computer. These devices can often over-stimulate, so it’s best to ...

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