Arkarra Lagoons

Fraser Coast: Arkarra Lagoons


Arkarra Lagoons are a lagoon and wetland area in Dundowran Beach, a northern suburb of Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. Whether you’re a keen birder or just out for a walk with the family and looking for a bit of shelter from the heat…

Fingal Head

Exploring the Northern Coast of NSW


It’s been a long hot summer already so a few days exploring the northern coast of NSW with some cooling sea breeze sounded particularly appealing.  This area has a lot going for it.  Sparking waters and soft golden sand beaches.  Rugged headlands and strong surf. …

Sand Safari on the Gold Coast


I love the beach, cartoons and unique art mediums so it’s no surprise that I made a beeline this week to the Sand Safari on the Gold Coast.  This is a sand sculpture competition in Surfers Paradise held in February each year.  This years theme…

Hervey Bay Whales

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay


Have you been whale watching in Hervey Bay?  We’ve taken a number of whale and dolphin trips over the years out of different places and while they have all been good in their own way the Hervey Bay experiences really stand out.  Hervey Bay is…

goanna at Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens

Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens


Wondering what to do in Hervey Bay after you’ve been whale watching, soaked up sun on the beaches and visited Fraser Island?  If you have an interest in plants, garden design, birds or local wildlife then the Hervey Bay botanical gardens are well worth a…

Christmas light spectacular

5 Top Christmas events in Brisbane City


As your calendar gets busier in the lead up to Christmas it’s worth blocking out an evening or two to spend in Brisbane city.  Hot on the heels of the fabulous G20 light-up the Christmas events season starts in less than a week with activities…

colour me brisbane

Colour me Brisbane Light-up


Colour Me Brisbane is part of the G20 Cultural Event Programme that kicked off on Friday 24th October and runs through until the 9th November.  Each evening the Brisbane CBD is visually transformed into an amazing after dark sensation.  All your favourite city spots will be…

Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk


The Wynnum mangrove boardwalk extends over half a kilometre through the grey and red mangroves from Elanora park and rejoins the path out to the Lytton bird hide, from the carpark it’s about 2.5km return.  If you keep your eyes open you’re almost certain to…


New Farm to City Riverwalk Reopened


Brisbane city enjoys a relaxed and casual vibe with its river front location and great climate. Whether you’re visiting the city for the day or looking to get out and about in your home town the city riverwalk provides another great option to get out and about in Queensland.

Koala at Currumbin Wildlife Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


I love to visit zoos and wildlife parks when we travel.  I also like to go once a year to one of the local ones to see how they are evolving and to give them some extra support for the excellent work they do with…

Swell festival

Have you been to the Swell Sculpture Festival?


Only a few days now until the opening of this years Swell Sculpture Festival  at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast.  Festival dates for 2014 are the 12th to 21st September.  The festival includes a display of 50+ artworks by local and international artists displayed right on…