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dingo attacks on Fraser Island

New ‘dingo fence’ to be built on Fraser Island

A massive new fence is to be built on Queensland’s Fraser Island, following a spate of dingo attacks on children. The Guardian Australia... Read more

caravan theft in Townsville shocks grey nomads

Grey nomads ‘shattered’ as car jackers crash caravan

A grey nomad couple who were about to set off on one final big trip across Australia have had their dreams shattered by... Read more

Mount Isa rodeo

Yeeehaii! Returning events spark Outback excitement

After more than a year of pandemic-related cancellations, some iconic events and festivals are returning to regional Australia and grey nomads are among... Read more

Singapore ant in Gulf Country

Car wiring under attack as tiny ants invade Gulf towns

While a mouse plague is wreaking havoc across New South Wales and elsewhere, further north it is an even smaller pest that is... Read more

fatigue-busting toilets

High-tech toilets poised to flush out over-tired drivers

An ingenious new device could soon be unveiled in the push to reduce the Australian road toll … a fatigue-measuring public toilet! As... Read more

spanner man attracts grey nomads

A final farewell to artist known as ‘Spanner Man’

The man affectionately known to grey nomads and others as ‘Spanner Man’ has died. Artist John Piccoli became famous among travellers for his... Read more

windin falls infinity pool

Woman, 58, falls to death at Queensland waterfall

A 58-year-old woman has fallen more than 40 metres to her death from the top of a waterfall in Far North Queensland. The... Read more

One unlucky tourist was stranded when the glass bridge shattered. PIC: Supplied / ABC

China glass bridge ‘scare’ gives nomads a funny turn

Grey nomads who have ventured across the hugely popular glass bridge at Cobbold Gorge in Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region can be forgiven for... Read more

Telehealth for grey nomads

Medicine on the move … telehealth travel boost

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things about the way grey nomads live and travel, including the way we access healthcare. Part of... Read more

Grey nomads travel in bushtracker

‘Going with the flow made it a Big Lap to remember!’

While some grey nomads like to travel to a strict plan, veteran adventurers Judy and Tony Sumner have learned there are sometimes huge... Read more

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