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 great 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…

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…

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…