Australia

Nightquarter

NightQuarter on the Gold Coast

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Have you been to NightQuarter, the Gold Coasts newest foodie market?  Located in the Gold Coast suburb of Helensvale, NightQuarter is around a 30 minute drive from Surfers Paradise but this market is anything but suburban. It opened in November 2015 after three years of planning.  NightQuarter is the…

Sydney's Chinese Friendship Gardens

Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney

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If you’re looking for a green space in the city and one of Sydney’s best gardens you can’t go past the Chinese Friendship Gardens.  This gorgeous space offers an oasis of calm nestled between the bustle of Sydney’s Chinatown and the ever expanding Darling Harbour…

Toowoomba Street Art - Drapl

Toowoomba’s annual street art festival

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A highlight in the May calendar for fans of outdoor art is Firstcoat, the Toowoomba street art festival.  First Coat is an initiative where local and international artists are invited to revive a city wall with colour, drama and creativity.  Legal walls are volunteered by local business…

The Taronga Zoo in Sydneys celebrates 100 years in 2016

Taronga Zoo Sydney

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Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is located high on a hill on the north side of Sydney Harbour just a 12 minute ferry ride from the city. Not only is it an excellent wildlife park but the views of the city and its iconic opera house and bridge are fantastic.

Australian rural roads

Safe driving tips for outback Australia

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This huge country needs exploring. Which means leaving the cities and coastal strip and heading into the heartland. Driving in remote, outback and rural areas is a little different to what the majority of Australians and international visitors do on a day to day basis so here is what you need to know to drive safely in Australia.

Brisbanes old government house

Queenslands Old Government House

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I’ve walked past Old Government house on the banks of the Brisbane River many times but I finally made the time to stop and take a look inside.  Well to be totally honest I desperately wanted a cuppa while taking a shortcut through the university and…

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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This week I wanted to introduce you to the Mary Cairncross scenic reserve in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Maleny isn’t a big detour for the main highway and a visit to this park is an option even if you’re only passing through or visiting the area for the…