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Interesting Facts About Queensland, Australia

Queensland, the second-largest state by territory in Australia, separated from New South Wales back in 1859. With the world-famous Great Barrier Reef located off the east coast stretching for approximately 2,000km and 5 of Australia’s 11 existing natural World Heritage areas (the Riversleigh Fossil Fields, the Daintree National Park, the Scenic Rim National Parks, Fraser […]

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Luxury Real Estate: Airlie Beach in Far North Queensland Luxury Estate

This palatial residence in Airlie Beach would provide your family with the perfect North Queensland getaway or resort style holiday home, with stunning views overlooking beautiful Airlie. For sale by luxury real estate agent Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, the property is set on 8.75 acres (3.5 hectares)property is complete with a helipad, workshop, carports, garages, and separate cottage all enjoying the panoramic views.

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Luxury Real Estate: October 14, 2009 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Welcome to the latest MTLH eMagazine. In this edition we feature the sensational Color Therapy touch-screen shower, the recent Russian Real Estate Investment Show, the luxurious Orpheus Island on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, plus Whoopi Goldberg’s new home in New Jersey and much more. We hope you enjoy. All the best, Michael Marquette & Simon Turner, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes.

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TRAVEL: Orpheus Island, Queensland, Australia

Orpheus Island is located 80 kilometres north of Townsville and stretches 11 kilometres, situated in over 1,300 hectares of National Park. Luxury real estate Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes describes how the resort is limited to only 42 guests you will be pampered with only the best in cuisine and hospitality in your own private luxury accommodation.  Enjoy the seclusion.  Total privacy is assured together with full discretion for all guests and kids under the age of 15 are not allowed.

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Luxury Real Estate: Most Expensive Hotels in the World

For many of us it’s nice to dream, but does spending a million dollars for a two night hotel package sounds just a little extravagant. Nevertheless, the Hilton in Sydney is offering just that. Likewise the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Other mind boggling places to stay include Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne Crown Towers Presidential Villas and the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa in the Fantasy Tower in the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.

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A Canadian Down Under: “I Hope You Dance”

I was listening to the news yesterday and something was mentioned that caught my attention.  It was pointed out that there was a positive aspect arising from this economic downturn and I couldn’t agree more.    Sometimes we continue to work in a field that is of no interest to us or keep our heads down and don’t take that “leap of faith” to develop a new idea or move to a new place because we are too comfortable. Sometimes it takes us losing our job, which essentially pushes us off the ledge instead of leaping ourselves to pursue the career of our dreams or take on a new adventure.

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