Australia

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…

Review of Madame Wu Brisbane Review 7.7

A review of Madame Wu in Brisbane

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We recently headed into Brisbane CBD with good friends for a relaxed weekend lunch.  The area along the river is packed with restaurants of all styles and price points and on a sunny day, which lets be honest is most days in Queensland, it really is…

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

A walk through Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

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The Tinchi Tamba wetlands, a name meaning ‘mangroves and ibis’ in the local Aboriginal dialect, was our destination for the day.  Only a half hour drive north of Brisbane it’s an easily accessible park covering 380 hectares on the banks of the Pine River. The Day…

The Brisbane Good Food and Wine show - Cooking demo with Adam Liaw

Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show

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One of the highlights of travelling, at least in our view of the world, is the food.  The unique ingredients and preparation that make each country, city and  culture special.  I’ve never agreed with the notion that the countries down under, and especially Australia, have…

Toowoomba Street Art

16 Amazing Street Art Murals in Toowoomba

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Toowoomba is an inland city on the Darling Downs about 90 minutes from Brisbane. It’s known as the garden city, is surrounded by some great national parks and is loved for it’s well preserved heritage buildings, many from the art deco period. What I didn’t…