Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins’ epic guide to exploring Queensland

National Geographic’s flagship documentary series, Meanwhile in Australia, premiered Sunday 9 December at 8:30pm on National Geographic and follows Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins as he ventures north from the Whitsundays to Tropical North Queensland on the most epic of Queensland road trips.

Along the way, Nick explores the Great Barrier Reef from above and below, throws a line in some of the most picturesque places on the planet, cracks a coconut and meets a smorgasbord of local Queensland characters who share with him the quintessential Queensland experiences that make the Badger say “you bloody beauty” at every turn.

Want to follow in Nick’s footsteps? Have a go at these four epic itineraries that will inspire you to take one heck of a journey through Queensland.


Cape Gloucester_Meanwhile in Australia_Nick Cummins_Photo by National Geographic

Get your Whits about you and take a Captain Cook at how you can do a long weekend in the Whitsundays with this 72 hour Whitsunday guide.

Townsville to Cairns

Sailing Magnetic Island

With an entire coastline of destinations (from Townsville to Tully) vying for your love, you don’t have to commit to just one sheila…or, erhm, location.

And lucky for you, you don’t have to with this epic road trip guide that will make you want to hit the road faster than a rat up a drain pipe.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island Nick Cummins

If you’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking, it’s time to take some much-needed R&R and indulge in the degustation of Great Barrier Reef experiences on Tropical North Queensland’s Lizard Island with this how-to guide here.

The Daintree Rainforest to Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation horse riding

Make like the Badge and explore the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Hit it with pace and get exploring with this action-packed 48-hour guide to exploring the Daintree and Cape Tribulation like the Honey Badger.

Have you followed in the Honey Badger’s footsteps and taken a road trip around Queensland?