Rhapsody Resort in Surfers Paradise

The new Rhapsody Resort in Surfers Paradise

A month or so back I attended a function on the rooftop of the new Rhapsody Resort on the northern end of Surfers Paradise beach.  It was a warm winters evening as they tend to be in Queensland and as we chatted and sipped our drinks the sun…

Cockatoo Island heritage prisoner barracks

5 reasons to visit Cockatoo Island, Sydney

One of the more unusual places we visited while in Sydney recently was Cockatoo Island, a tiny island in the mouth of the Parramatta river.  If you haven’t spent much time in the city you may not have even heard of this little 18 hectare…

Angourie Rainforest Resort

Perfect relaxation at Angourie Rainforest Resort

This month we headed down to the Angourie Rainforest Resort to spend a few days in the Clarence Valley region on the north coast of New South Wales.  We’d only stopped for a couple of hours in the coastal towns of Yamba and Angourie previously as…


NightQuarter on the Gold Coast

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…

Koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

10 reasons to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This week we had the opportunity to visit the Lone Pine koala sanctuary in Brisbane’s western suburbs.  This is the only wildlife park within Brisbane itself and it’s very easy to get to either with your own car or public transport.  We really enjoyed our…

Tangalooma whale watching off Morton Island

Dugongs, Dolphins and Whale Watching from Brisbane

Did you know you could go whale watching from Brisbane? See magnificent humpback whales, dolphins and dugongs just a short boat away off Morton Island. The river is such a dominant part of Brisbane life that many visitors to the city don’t immediately think of…

Sydney's Chinese Friendship Gardens

Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney

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

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

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.

5 top ideas for a short break in Australia on the next long weekend - Noosa

Aussie long weekend getaways off the beaten path

At 2 Aussie Travellers we take every opportunity to get away and enjoy the great outdoors.  With the Queen’s Birthday holiday coming up in early June (for most states in Australia), it’s the perfect time to escape the daily grind and explore the road less…

First-Aid-Kit 8

First Aid kit for Australian Travellers

We’ve always carried a first aid kit in the car but since we’ve been in Australia we’ve found we’ve dug into it more often. Have you thought about adding one to your travel kit or refreshing the expired items recently?

Australian rural roads

Safe driving tips for outback Australia

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.