Australia

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…

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

Top things to do on Bribie Island

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Our top things to do on Bribie Island & where to do them. Find a deserted beach, walking tracks, 4-wheel drive adventures, wildlife, surfing and much more Bribie Island is the most northern of the three major sand islands that provide shelter to Morton Bay….

Bilby

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…

Arkarra Lagoons

Fraser Coast: Arkarra Lagoons

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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

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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. …