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

* Author of Boating Guide to NSW - short stays & long weekends
* Managing editor at Travel Boating Lifestyle (digital)
* Creative director and photographer at MiTribe Media & Mitribe.shop
* Contributing writer to print & digital travel publications globally
* Tourism & marine industry social media & digital content specialist
* Contributor to Getty Images & SkyStock

Based in Queensland, Fiona Harper is an author, freelance travel writer & photographer, content creator, social media manager & digital travel editor. She manages clients and creative projects under her company MiTribe Media and sells her image at MiTribe.shop. Fiona specialises in travel, soft adventure (sail, hike, bike, run, camp & glamp), small ship cruising & outdoor lifestyles. She established Travel Boating Lifestyle in 2009, and is the author of 'Boating Guide to NSW - short stays & long weekends', published by New Holland in 2021. She is working on QLD and VIC versions in the same series.

Widely travelled, highly acclaimed & much published, Fiona's articles & images appear in print & digital publications across the globe. She works with commercial clients creating digital content or managing social media.

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 & highlands.

FUN FACTS:
Fiona learnt to sail in the Kimberley and has captained 5 of her own yachts
She has worked as a charter skipper in Australia & NZ & delivered yachts all over the South Pacific/SE Asia
She developed the Australian Marinas Guide from the forward cabin of her floating office
She believes that 42km is a fun distance to run, has completed 12 marathons, naming Paris Marathon as her favourite
She likes to take photos and print them onto leggings, running shorts & other fun things
Fiona is working on a memoir exploring an online dating journey into the South Pacific


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    Cassowary at Etty Bay | Queensland Australia


    uploaded 24 Jan 2021 9:19am

    Etty Bay in north Queensland is one of the few places where the Southern Cassowary exists in the wild. Listed as endangered, their main threats are vehicle strike, dog attacks and loss of habitat.

    Travel Boating Lifestyle is published by Fiona Harper …

    Motorhome dump point debut (emptying the toilet cassette)


    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.

    Sailing to Vanua Baluvu (Bay of Islands) | Fiji


    uploaded 14 Jul 2019 5:51am

    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 …

    Coconut Plantation | Port Douglas


    uploaded 23 May 2019 8:45pm

    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!

    Atherton Tablelands runner


    uploaded 16 Apr 2019 8:51am

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

    Barron Falls, Kuranda | Queensland Australia


    uploaded 16 Apr 2019 8:49am

    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
    Stories
    02 Jan 2022

    The Wet Season is when Tropical North Queensland comes alive. Fiona Harper reveals the appeal of North Queensland in summer
    02 Jan 2022

    How to take a Wellness Getaway to Palm Cove

    The Reef House

    Palm Cove QLD, Australia


    Fiona Harper pampers her body and soul on a wellness journey to Palm Cove
    02 Jan 2022

    Why You Should Visit North Queensland During the Summer

    The Ref House

    Palm Cove QLD, Australia


    Summer in Queensland is all about rejuvenation. Fiona Harper discovers why North Queensland is a magical place to visit in the summertime
    28 Dec 2021

    Fiona Harper meets a family of four whose home is a yacht that has taken them across the South Pacific Ocean
    02 Dec 2021

    Teri-Lee Isaac developed her tourism business, Tutchone Tours, and tapped into a much-needed service to help visitors experience First Nations' culture and the largest historic site in the Yukon
    01 Dec 2021

    17 Australian islands that are kid-friendly

    Out & About with Kids

    Australia


    Australia has over 8,000 islands dotted around the coast. Here's 17 of the best Australian islands that are perfect for family holidays
    26 Nov 2021

    Seven nights in Palm Cove

    Aust Luxury Hotels

    Palm Cove


    North Queensland is well known for its tropical wilderness, wildlife and World Heritage listed treasures. While the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest claim the limelight (deservedly so –...
    11 Nov 2021

    With the announcement of Fiji's borders opening up again to travellers, Australians can't wait to start enjoying Fiji holidays again!
    10 Nov 2021

    Fiji's favourite family resort, Malolo Island, in Fiji's magnificent Mamanuca Islands is set to reopen after a COVID-19 hiatus. The post Fiji's favourite family resort to reopen appeared first on...
    05 Nov 2021

    Wild Women On Top is one of Australia's biggest hiking communities for women. Joining Wild Women on Top offers a unique opportunity to connect with an epic community of like-minded women and...
    03 Nov 2021

    Families checked in to BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays Camp & sCare fundraiser weekend to celebrate Halloween and raised nearly $9,000. The post Families celebrate Halloween at Camp & sCare weekend...
    28 Oct 2021

    Review: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

    Out & About with Kids

    Whitsundays QLD, Australia


    Fiona Harper checks into a luxe villa in a family-friendly Whitsundays resort and finds out why families return to this iconic holiday park year after year
    26 Oct 2021

    Family Afloat

    Out & About with Kids


    Fiona meets a sailing family travelling the South Pacific, whose home is their restored 80ft which once sailed the globe in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht race
    25 Oct 2021

    The haves & the have yachts

    Australian Financial Review

    Whitsundays QLD, Australia


    A new company, developed while in two weeks quarantine, offers entry into the superyacht club for non-billionaires. Fiona Harper was onboard for YOTSPACE'S maiden voyage in the Whitsundays
    25 Oct 2021

    Queensland summer deals for family holiday bargains

    Out & About with Kids

    Queensland, Australia


    Refresh your summer Queensland holiday plans with a Great Queensland Getaway with special deals for Queensland families
    19 Oct 2021

    Fully vaccinated Australians must show their vaccine certificate when departing Australia. Here's how to get your vaccine passport. The post How to link your vaccine certificate & passport appeared...
    15 Oct 2021

    Take a Wellness or Yoga retreat at Thredbo

    Travel Play Live

    Thredbo NSW, Australia


    Experience whole-of-body wellness in the NSW high country when you join Thredbo Resort's Yoga and Wellness Retreats
    15 Oct 2021

    The best of Washington's wild places for outdoor women

    Travel Play Live

    Seattle, WA, USA


    Seattle, Washington and Pacific Northwest is a wilderness lover's dream destination. No shrinking violet when it comes to wild, raw natural beauty, we're talking ancient, gnarly old-growth forests,...
    08 Oct 2021

    Di Westaway OAM is the Founder & CEO (aka Chief Adventure Chick) of Wild Women on Top and Coastrek. She is a passionate hiker, climber, coach, mum, motivator, fundraiser and teacher as well as a...
    24 Sep 2021

    Travel Play Live is thrilled to announce the worthy winners in the inaugural Travel Play Live Readers' Choice Awards 2021. Readers voted for their favourite travel, lifestyle, wellness and adventure...