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Tropical North QLD Useful Phrases


Tropical North Queensland has its own seasons, its own cuisine and its own way of life. Some visitors even believe it has its own language. They're kind of right too, those who are unaccustomed to the colloquialisms of the North have been known to struggle to keep up with conversation. Hopefully this guide will help you out during your visit to the North. You never know, it might even get you out of trouble.

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Chuck a U-ey
This one is good to know if you plan to spend some time on the road. It simply means do a U-shaped turn and drive back the way you just came.

She'll be right
Don't get confused and interpret this as a direction i.e. Chuck a right. It's a term of affirmation. It will be okay, everything is good

Gone troppo
Seriously heavy humidity can take its toll. Going troppo describes the feeling just before the rain hits when everyone goes a bit crazy. Or just someone who's a bit crazy all the time.

Go walkabout
Tropical North Queensland is the perfect place to go walkabout. It involves disappearing, going for an adventure and getting off the grid.

There's plenty of good tucker up North. It means food and comes from the term bush tucker which is food collected and hunted in the wild.

Veg out
Vegging out is indulging in pure relaxation, a pastime you can really enjoy in Tropical North Queensland.

Togs/ cozis / bathers
These words all mean swimwear. You'd be mad to visit Tropical North Queensland without at least one of these.