Articles Tagged ‘Great Barrier Reef’

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is…

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is… April 11, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Google Maps just keeps expanding and expanding. The internet giant has now made its way into Thailand. New street views include roads in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, though many of the historical sites have yet to make an appearance, according to Jaunted. Beyond Thailand, Google Maps is also hopping...

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN March 5, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to get to back to that one spot in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, you’re in luck. Google Maps has expanded its reach. According to Jaunted, University of Queensland Global Change Institute and Underwater Earth have teamed up with Google to provide photos...

Chinese Merchants To Face Charges For Damaging Great Barrier Reef

Chinese Merchants To Face Charges For Damaging Great Barrier Reef April 15, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When a Chinese coal carrier rammed into the Great Barrier Reef almost two weeks ago, environmental protection groups around the globe cringed in fear for what would become of one of the most ecologically diverse parts of the world. Now, the Australian government must decide what will become of the ship’s...

Grounded Chinese Ship, Leaking Oil, Threatens Great Barrier Reef

Grounded Chinese Ship, Leaking Oil, Threatens Great Barrier Reef April 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A Chinese coal-carrying cargo ship crashed into the coral reef and became grounded inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the Queensland coastlate Saturday within hours of leaving port.  The tanker hit the reef at full speed several miles outside its authorized shipping lane. The vessel has...

50 Short-Listed Applicants for the Best Job in the World

50 Short-Listed Applicants for the Best Job in the World March 3, 2009 | Travel News | Read More
Remember our post on Tourism Queensland’s Best Job in the World? That’s right, the six-month long job with responsibilities ranging from snorkeling to blogging to just generally exploring the islands around the Great Barrier Reef – oh, and don’t forget the roughly $100k USD salary. Tourism...

Currently Accepting Applicants: The Best Job in the World

Currently Accepting Applicants: The Best Job in the World January 13, 2009 | Travel News | Read More
Tourism Queensland is now accepting applications for the “Best Job in the World”: caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.  The successful applicant will be based on Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island in the region just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. What are...