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Top 10 Free things to do in Brisbane City

Top 10 Free things to do in Brisbane City

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Brisbane is a great city to live in and a major hub for visitors to Queensland.  Despite that many visitors bypass it entirely and head directly to the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast or further into the tropical north without taking the time to explore….

Coomba water hole

Detour and explore at Coomba Falls

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As my sense of direction improves the improvised side trips reduce and there’s more time to explore things that grab our attention while travelling.  A couple of weeks back we were stopped having a cuppa in Maidenwell when we spotted the sign to the Coomba Falls swimming…

Brisbane Riverfire

Brisbane Riverfire

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In September each year Brisbane Riverfire lights up the city sky.  The stunning display of pyrotechnics is choreographed to music and is the biggest in Queensland.  The fireworks cap off three weeks of festivities as part of the Brisbane Festival with sparks flying from buildings, barges and bridges…

Australian walking track grading system

The Australian Walking Track Grading System

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Australia has some fantastic walking tracks all around the country.  Whether you’re tempted by a coastal hike, a day in the rainforest or an outback adventure, they all offer something unique.  We regularly recommend trying out various walks and immersing yourself in all the natural beauty…

Twin Falls Circuit

Twin Falls Circuit, Springbrook National Park

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The most spectacular short hike on the Gold Coast! It’s a big call with so much stunning scenery and so many well maintained tracks throughout the Lamington, Springbrook and Tamborine Mountain National Parks.  Last weekend was our first visit to this track which forms part…

We can make another future | GOMA

We can make another future: GOMA

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Do you like modern art?  A couple of years back I would have said I could be bothered with it at all.  That all changed with the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) last year.  I totally fell in love…

Caloundra Walkway

Caloundra Coastal Walk

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Queensland beaches are great all year round.   With the mild sub-tropical climate even a winters day can be a great time to head to the coast. The beaches can be at their most beautiful on these sunny ‘off-season’ days when the sky is clear,…

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam, Advancetown

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A dam might seem like an unusual place to feature in a travel blog but many of the water catchment areas of South East Queensland also provide attractive natural spaces for recreation as well as habitat for our local wildlife.  The Gold Coast has made…

Bribie Island

Favourite spots on Bribie Island

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This summer was incredibly hot and sticky in Brisbane so the choice was either to shut ourselves indoors with the air conditioning or make a bee line for the beach.  We of course prefer the beach.  In this post we showcase a few of our favourite…

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Fleays Wildlife Park

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Fleays Wildlife Park is conveniently located in Currumbin on Queenslands Gold Coast. It offers a chance to get up close and learn about many of Australia’s native animals in a casual and relaxed family atmosphere.

Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk | 2 Aussie Travellers

Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk

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We were down in Burleigh Heads last week to visit the Fleays Wildlife Park and afterwards decided to take the Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk.  It had been years since we’d spent much time in the area and the boardwalk has been substantially upgraded from what…

Natural Bridge | 2 Aussie Travellers

The Natural Bridge, Springbrook NP

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This weekend we headed down to the Gold Coast Hinterland to the Natural Bridge, an unusual waterfall structure formed millions of years ago in this protected World Heritage area of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. If you’ve heard locals referring to an area called the…