As CEO of the Queensland Museum Network Dr Jim Thompson has the privilege of travelling far and wide across the state. “Did you know Queensland has more animal species than anywhere in Australia?” he asks.
Of course, his favourite place is Queensland, but Dr Thompson admits he likes the cold and his favourite holiday destination is Tasmania.
“I recently returned from the 3 Capes Walk with my family,” he said. “The trip really highlighted the best of the state. Hiking, rewarded with amazing views, delicious and locally sourced produce, tasty beer, wine and the most sumptuous seafood. The incredible history and unique wildlife only add to its allure.
“Walking along a coastal trail each day you feel like you are in a distant part of the world with the sea all around you and the bush at your back. While we carried our own gear, the guides did the heavy lifting as we slept in beautiful huts with our dinner and breakfast cooked each day.”
Dr Thompson likes to drop by the Tasmania Museum in Hobart. “For me as an old zoologist, both marvelling at the wonderful thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) and despairing at its loss is particularly poignant.”