Category: East Coast

New Australian Travel Project

As many of you would know, I have been involved in travel video production for quite a while. I recently took a trip to New Zealand to test a new concept I’ve devised called Top 5 Tour – handpicked location guides that provide tourists with succinct, honest information about the best place to eat, drink, […]

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Meet a Local Travel Series : East Coast Australia, Gold Coast to Cape Tribulation

Join Australian filmmaker Mark Shea as he continues traveling up the East Coast of Australia meeting local people and exploring their hometowns. In this episode he meets – *a Socialite Publisher on the Gold Coast, *a Magician in Noosa, *a visit to the World’s Largest Sand Island, *an Irish Backpacker at Airlie Beach, *the unique […]

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Meet a Local Travel Series : East Coast Australia, Melbourne to Nimbin

Join Australian filmmaker Mark Shea as he travels the East Coast of Australia meeting local people and exploring their hometowns. The whole half hour program, visiting locations from Melbourne to Nimbin. Stories include: *Musician Wendy Rule in Melbourne, *Paddle Steamers in Echuca, *an Aboriginal Sacred Site called Mumbulla Mountain, *the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, […]

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Cape Tribulation, Australia Travel Video Guide

Surrounded by National Park, Cape Trib. is a truly beautiful location. But for the locals, life can tough, no grid power, the threat of cyclones, the mad heat and the relentless rain. Only a select few make it their home. I have organised an interview with a couple, Digby and Alison Gotts, who have been […]

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Magnetic Island, Australia, Travel Video Guide

Magnetic Island, ten minutes ferry ride from Townsville is unique in that it has a permanent residential population of about 2,000 people. This means unlike alot of ‘resort’ islands, Magnetic caters for all budgets. More than half the Island is national park and thus wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, possums and birdlife are plentiful. I […]

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Airlie Beach, Australia, travel video guide

Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday islands has a reputation for being a great place to party, in between sailing trips to the islands. Another must stop location on the backpacker migration up north. In Airlie I decided that given it is such a big location for back packers, instead of interviewing an Aussie local, […]

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Fraser Island, Australia, Travel Video Guide

One bloody big Island made of Sand with a amazing diversity of animal and plant life. If you live in a big city, check it out it will blow your mind. [ratings]

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Noosa, Australia, Travel Video Guide

Noosa is a one street town which is blessed with great natural beauty. A sheltered north facing bay ideal for swimming, great point break surf and a National Park, all in walking distance. Leave the car at home and relax Noosa style.I’ve organised an interview with Noosa legend, Sean the Magician. [ratings] Accommodation – Nomadsworld

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Gold Coast, Australia, Video Travel Guide

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most developed and commercial tourist locations. Once nothing more than sand fly invested swamp land, it is now highrise heaven, with a multitude of places tourist can stay. From Hippy to High Society. I am keen to interview a lady from the Gold Coast’s social set. Someone with […]

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Nimbin, Australia, Travel Video Guide

Back in the early seventies Nimbin became the alternative lifestyle capital of Australia. Many of the original communes are still set up today. In recent times Nimbin has become infamous for its annual Mardi Grass festival which celebrates marijuana use. I interviewed Neil Pike, one of the original hippies to arrive in Nimbin in the […]

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