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…

Bonsai Botanika

Brisbane Cafes – Bonsai Botanika


When your preference is tea over coffee it can be difficult to find a really good cuppa in the Brisbane CBD.  Especially if you factor in a preference for modern or slightly quirky surroundings.  Bonsai Botanika may just be my new favourite cafe. What makes…


The Metroplex on Gateway in Brisbane


We were directed to the Metroplex in Brisbane by some local birders, to be honest the idea of heading into a light commercial area to see birds  and other wildlife didn’t sound overly promising but I was impressed. The Metroplex on Gateway is a master-planned…

City cycle

City Cycle around the Brisbane river


When I’m on holiday I look for the opportunity to cycle, whether that’s a ride around a small pacific island like Rarotonga on a mountain bike or along the edge of rice paddies on a mamachari in Japan.  Even around Australia I’ll often take to…

Bargara cycleway

The Turtle Trail Coastal Cycle Path


While we were in Bundaberg recently we cycled the Turtle Trail bike and walking path that runs from Kelly Beach south of Bargara up the coast to the Burnett Heads harbour area in the north.  You can extend it further with a very short and…

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Brisbane’s Noodle Night Markets


There were murmurings of a Sydney style good food month coming to Brisbane, then someone mentioned noodle night markets and I was there! The western end of the Southbank parklands around the cultural forecourt has been transformed from the 17th-27th July into an noodle night…

Obi Obi gorge

A walk in Obi Obi Gorge at Maleny


The Obi Obi Gorge is an easily accessed section of the Sunshine Coast hinterland just down from Maleny.  There’s a carpark near Baroon Pocket Dam on Narrows Road and from there its only a short walk down to the picturesque Obi Obi gorge. These photos…

Toowoomba lookout

Picnic Point Park & lookout in Toowoomba


The Picnic Point Park and lookout is a popular Toowoomba spot for leisurely coffees, family picnics and short walks. Located on a peak in the Great Dividing Range it provides excellent panoramas out onto the Lockyer Valley plains below and is the starting point for…