Fiona Harper
Digital editor | Travel writer | Photographer
Travel Play Live | Travel Boating Lifestyle | MiTribe Media

* Digital editor at Travel Play Live - Women's adventure, travel & lifestyle magazine (print & digital)
* Managing editor at Travel Boating Lifestyle (digital)
* Creative director at MiTribe Media
* Contributing writer to print & digital travel publications globally (Vacations & Travel, Silk Air inflight, Air Niugini inflight amongst many others)
* Tourism & marine industry social media & digital content specialist
* Contributor to Getty Images (specialising in drone & north QLD photography)

Based in Cairns, Fiona Harper is a freelance travel writer & photographer, content creator, social media manager & digital travel editor, managing creative projects under MiTribe Media. Fiona specialises in travel, soft adventure (sail, hike, bike, run, camp & glamp), small ship cruising & outdoor lifestyles. She established Travel Boating Lifestyle in 2009, which was a finalist for Best Travel Blog in 2019 & 2020 ASTW Awards for Excellence. Fiona was a Photographer of the Year finalist in 2019.

Widely traveled, highly acclaimed & much published, Fiona's articles & images appear in print and digital publications across the globe. She's well known for producing extraordinary results. Social media-savvy, Fiona has a strong online profile as a well respected travel writer/blogger. She works with tourism brands creating content & on dedicated brand campaigns.

When not chasing a story or travelling the globe she's probably running a marathon, hiking a mountain or sailing into a tropical sunset blissfully disconnected from deadlines. She's rather partial to mountains & mojitos, islands and highlands. Follow Fiona at

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    uploaded 24 Aug 2020 6:12pm

    Motorhoming is not all beaches & cocktails at sunset. Fiona goes behind the scenes to make her dump point debut on a road trip with Let's Go Motorhomes in Tropical North Queensland.


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    Fiji's stunning Bay of Islands at Vanua Balavu in the Lau Group is one of the world's best cruising destinations. Ship's Sound is an intimate anchorage surrounded by pinnacle-like islands and has space for a couple of yachts. Travel Boating Lifestyle is …


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    On the Great Barrier Reef coastal drive between Cairns & Port Douglas, the 700-odd tree coconut plantation at Thala Beach Nature Reserve confirms you've reached Paradise!


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    Early morning trail run on the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Queensland Australia. Filmed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro


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    Barron Falls are a dramatic waterfall near Cairns, north Queensland - the best viewpoint is from the train station platform at Kuranda. Shot on DJI Mavic 2 Pro

    24 Nov 2020

    Review: Zorali Cosy Camp Fleece


    Remember when fleece clothing was as daggy as Dad jokes and you'd be embarrassed to be caught wearing it outside the house? Things have changed with a new range of fleece pants and jackets from...
    16 Nov 2020

    Who isn't just a little bit fascinated by ghost towns? What of the former residents, where did they go, what were their hopes & dreams? So many questions left unanswered in Colorado's intriguing...
    12 Nov 2020

    10 of the best waterfalls in the Northern Territory

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    Northern Territory, Australia

    With the Northern Territory's wet season almost upon us, we've discovered 10 of the best waterfalls and swimming holes to cool down in as the temperature rises
    09 Nov 2020

    Jackie Parsons is the British half of the Anglo-Australian couple behind luxury gourmet hiking company Hedonistic Hiking, based in north east Victoria, who met in Italy while both were working as...
    09 Nov 2020

    Travel Writer Fiona Harper posted some images on her social media lamenting the fact that Dunk Island, once a very popular five star resort in the Coral Sea, lies in ruins after being twice hit by...
    05 Nov 2020

    New Murray River Safari tours combine multi-day walks with houseboat accommodation on South Australia's Murray River
    02 Nov 2020

    Behold Retreats have launched guest wellness programs based upon the Entheogen Plant Medicine, designed to elevate your health towards peak performance and improve overall wellbeing
    02 Nov 2020

    Pilot Lisa Bradley is flying high

    Travel Play Live

    Scenic Rim, QLD, Australia

    Hang gliding pilot Lisa Bradley is a Chief Flying Instructor in paragliding and hang gliding who shares the adrenaline-fuelled joy of flying with her students high above the Scenic Rim
    30 Oct 2020

    Riding Yukon's mountain bike trails

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    Yukon, Canada

    Mountain biking and mountains are a match made in haven in Canada's Yukon Territory where wide open spaces, challenging single track and sweeping mountain landscapes within easy reach of the capital...
    28 Oct 2020

    Travel Play Live is delighted that contributing travel writers have been recognised in the Australian Society of Travel Writers' 2020 Awards for Excellence. Stories from the Inspirational Women...
    25 Oct 2020

    Dunk Island: there's still trouble in paradise

    Travel Boating Lifestyle

    Dunk Island, Dunk QLD, Australia

    Dunk Island was once home to a luxe resort favoured by the rich & famous. After two cyclones ripped through the area, Dunk Island, offshore from Mission Beach Queensland, is now a popular spot for...
    21 Oct 2020

    An hour or so south of Hobart, the Huon Valley is flanked by ancient forests protected by World Heritage status. If you're looking to find a little piece of wilderness far from the crowds yet with...
    19 Oct 2020

    Two of Australia's favourite personalities, comedian Hamish Blake & author Zoe Foster-Blake, share nine of their 'must see' Australian destinations. Uluru, Ningaloo Reef & the Great Barrier Reef...
    14 Oct 2020

    10 top tips for your next road trip

    Travel Play Live


    With travel restrictions easing and state borders starting to open up again for Aussie travellers, road trips have become the next best thing to overseas adventures. Here's ten top tips to think...
    12 Oct 2020

    Lisa Blair holds the record as the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica with one stop, and was the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around Australia. As an...
    12 Oct 2020

    6 Victorian adventures to feel free as a bird post lockdown

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    Melbourne VIC, Australia

    Explore Melbourne and Victoria's great outdoors with six of the most exciting adventure activities to get your heart pumping and your soul replenished
    09 Oct 2020

    Best Queenstown Experiences for Spring & Summer

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    Queenstown, New Zealand

    With the enticing possibility of a New Zealand travel bubble looming for Australians, here's some of the best things to do and see in Queensland New Zealand during spring and summer
    09 Oct 2020

    Northern Territory holidays on sale!

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    Northern Territory, Australia

    With Northern Territory borders reopening to Australian travellers, the territory has launched Never Before NT Summer Sale with discounted flights, accommodation and tours through the territory
    07 Oct 2020

    Luxury Escapes Guide to Palm Cove

    Luxury Escapes

    Palm Cove QLD, Australia

    Travellers looking for a sophisticated beachside escape with village charm will find much to love beneath the swaying palm trees of tropical Palm Cove
    07 Oct 2020

    Australian company Grasshoper Adventures have curated a selection of small group biking, hiking and kayaking tours in Australia - creating the sort of off-the-beaten track tours they are well known...