Daredevils of Nitro Circus to thrill Lismore

Oakes Oval in Lismore will host the sell-out, worldwide phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live during its 15-city Australian tour in April.

The (in)famous 55-foot high Nitro Giganta ramp is the centrepiece

CHOOSING LIFE: Emu Park veteran leads way out of PTSD

WINNING THE FIGHT: Andrea Josephs with her daughter Kyla (10) at the Emu Park Anzac Memorial ahead of her official Matilda Poppy launch this weekend.

Andrea Josephs will officially launch Matilda Poppy in new hometown

International show comes to life on Ipswich stage

Anastasia Chumakova, principal soloist with Moscow Ballet La Classique, in Swan Lake.

Ballerina brings experience to Swan Lake

American music icon may bring Margaritaville to Byron Bay

ICON: James William 'Jimmy' Buffett is an American musician, songwriter, author, actor, and businessman, best known for his "island escapism"-style music.

Start planning your dinner at Margaritaville

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Whitsundays Creative Arts Festival

At Cannonvale State School ,Embroidery & Textile Arts Workshops, Painting, Silk Painting, Creative Framing, Wearable Arts, Quilting & Galleries.

Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

Doors open to Chinese visitors in our region

AFTER months of competing with other destinations, the Whitsundays has kicked another tourism goal.

Bali earthquake: Magnitude 6.4 tremor strikes tourist haven

An Indonesian man offering a surfboard for rent to foreign tourists at a beach in Kuta, Bali

It was centred off the coast of Indonesia, about 26km south of Denpasar.

$5 million plan to double nature park visitors

Works are expected to start next year.

WORKS are expected to start next year.

Coral bleaching 'worse by the day'

CORAL BLEACHING: More coral bleaching. A local diver Michelle Hunter captured these photos at Hoffman's Rocks.

Climate change is causing concern for southern Great Barrier Reef

Happy on Hamo

HEALTHY HAMO: The Happy and Healthy Living course got Hamo Island workers in the kitchen.

The three initiatives were held last week

Unexpected career change becomes complete success

SUCCESS: General manager of Mantra Club Croc, Luke Harley.

Luke Harley never thought he would be involved in the hotel business

Club Croc fulfils a grand achievement

ACHIEVEMENT: Mantra Club Croc general manager Luke Harley, Tourism Whitsunday CEO Craig Turner and Mayor Andrew Willcox at the grand opening on Monday.

Mantra Club Croc had its official grand opening last week