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

* Author Boating Guide to NSW - short stays & long weekends (to be released by New Holland late 2021)
* Digital editor at Travel Play Live - Women's adventure, travel & lifestyle magazine
* Digital editor at Out & About With Kids - Australia's premier family travel magazine
* Managing editor at Travel Boating Lifestyle (digital)
* Creative director and photographer at MiTribe Media
* 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 a freelance travel writer & photographer, content creator, social media manager & digital travel editor. She manages her clients and creative projects under her company 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, and is the author of 'Boating Guide to NSW - short stays & long weekends', published by New Holland, to be released late 2021.

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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    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
    22 Sep 2021

    Explore the world's sights, sounds, films and music treasures from the comfort of your home with Lonely Planet's newly released Armchair Explorer. Categorised into continents and countries,...
    10 Sep 2021

    Veterinary nurse Casey Woodward is committed to protecting animals and has worked on conservation projects across the globe. She started the charitable initiative Animal Assist to help grassroots...
    01 Sep 2021

    How to travel across the top of Australia for $5 a day

    Travel Play Live

    Queensland, Australia

    3,200km, nine days, two women and one motorhome relocation across the top of Australia. What could possibly go wrong? Follow Fiona and Carolyne's adventures as they take on an assignment to...
    24 Aug 2021

    What to do on a long weekend in Hervey Bay

    Travel Play Live

    Hervey Bay QLD, Australia

    FIONA HARPER takes a long weekend in Hervey Bay and discovers an aircraft runway on Fraser Island's beach, military museums and ancient shipwrecks along with a literary hero whose characters come to...
    05 Aug 2021

    Getting active in Gifu, Japan

    Travel Play Live


    With the spotlight firmly on Japan during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the world's greatest athletes take centre stage, we're inspired to explore Japan and the active adventures on offer in Gifu...
    19 Jul 2021

    Guide to the Granite Belt with kids

    Out & About With Kids

    Stanthorpe QLD, Australia

    Who would have thought Queensland's high country was kicking goals as world-class wine country? We reveal the best things to do, places to eat and drink and where to stay in Queensland's Granite...
    19 Jul 2021

    The whales have arrived in Hervey Bay!

    Travel Play Live

    Hervey Bay QLD, Australia

    The humpback whales have arrived in Hervey Bay as they migrate from the Southern Ocean to breed in warmer waters. The Hervey Bay Whale Festival celebrates this annual migration as the whales...
    19 Jul 2021

    After being postponed in 2020, the Great Vic Bike Ride is on again in 2021. Ride through Western Victoria, the Grampians and painted Art Silos on a fully supported multi-day bicycle riding holiday...
    15 Jul 2021

    Vote for the best travel experiences for women in Australia and around the world in the inaugural Travel Play Live Readers' Choice Awards and go in the draw to win a hiking holiday from Life's an...
    03 Jul 2021

    Hush Puppies have launched their first ever adventure shoe for outdoor types, successfully creating a hiking boot that looks every bit as good as it feels, whether you are hiking forest trails or...
    03 Jun 2021

    The Larapinta Trail rocks the red carpet when it comes to 'Best of' lists. Hikers from all walks of life can't get enough of central Australia's famous trail. FIONA HARPER Harper laced up her boots...
    02 Jun 2021

    The Camino de Santiago pilgrim's walk is world famous, but did you know you can 'do the Camino' by bike? Serial cyclist Andrew Bain has ridden all over the world and rates the Camino as one of his...
    18 May 2021

    6 ways to escape winter on a guided pack-free multi-day hike

    Travel Play Live

    Northern Territory, Australia

    Explore Australia's best wilderness areas in Queensland, Northern Territory and northern NSW on pack-free guided multi-day walks with Life's an Adventure
    17 May 2021

    Carolyne Jasinski & Fiona Harper Go Outback in a motorhome for $5 a day

    Travel Writers Radio

    Mount Isa QLD, Australia

    Intrepid travel writing team, Carolyne Jasinski and Fiona Harper have gone off into outback Australia, relocating a Maui motorhome from Cairns to Darwin for $5 a day
    17 May 2021

    #Worth1000Words Playing with the Devil's Marbles

    Travel Writers Radio

    Devils Marbles, Warumungu NT, Australia

    This week's #Worth1000Words image comes to you from the Deviil's Marbles in Northern Territory as intrepid travel writers, Carolyne Jasinski & Fiona Harper are relocating a Maui motorhome from Cairns...
    17 May 2021

    11 fun things to do in Cairns with kids

    Out & About With Kids

    Cairns QLD, Australia

    Consider using the money you've saved on half-price flights to Cairns to splash out on one of these fun things to do in the region
    06 May 2021

    Escape to a Northern Territory bathed in winter sunshine

    Travel Play Live

    Northern Territory, Australia

    As southern Australia heads into winter, the best season in the Northern Territory is just kicking off. After wet season rains have left the landscape glistening, waterfalls are pumping, freshwater...
    06 May 2021

    10 new Colorado Adventures not to miss!

    Travel Play Live

    Colorado, USA

    Colorado has changed for the better during the tourism hiatus, with so many exciting adventures on offer, like a new Rocky Mountaineer route, a beer spa (yes you read that right!), a Dark Sky Park,...
    06 May 2021

    Aussie World is our kind of family fun!

    Out & About With Kids

    Queensland, Australia

    A family getaway to Queensland isn't complete without an Aussie World theme park experience filled with endless fun
    06 May 2021

    Review: Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

    Out & About With Kids

    Brisbane QLD, Australia

    FIONA HARPER checks out Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, a family-friendly inner-city hotel with the elegant charm of yesteryear