Australia

Lake Galletly

Lake Galletly & Lenore in the Lockyer Valley

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Over the weekend we set out to explore the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba area.  It’s about a 90 minute drive from Brisbane in good traffic.  The Lockyer Valley’s an interesting drive, quite different to the coast to the north and south, it’s rich farmland and…

Body Art

Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi

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Each year in May Queensland hosts the Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi.  On Saturday the event shares space with the iconic Eumundi markets followed by an after party and more painting of bodies and car bonnets on Sunday.  The 2014 theme is dreams and…

Graphic flutter

Egret Colony Wetlands in Redland

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These striking double winged dragonfly are the Graphic Flutterer, they’re common throughout the summer in Brisbane and we often see them around creeks and still water when we’re out walking.  I love spotting their golden wings next to the bold greens of the grasses, a true ‘Aussie’ colour combination.They…

Light yellow robin

Witches Falls & Witches Chase Tracks

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The Witches Falls and Witches Chase Tracks are entered from the picnic area on the Main Western Road on Mount Tamborine.   Witches falls (3.1 km) is a circuit track returning to the car park and picnic area, the Witches Chase track (2.7 km return) is…

Osprey

Photographing Eastern Osprey in Hervey Bay

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Getting to watch an Osprey is always a magical experience, they’re skilled hunters and dramatic in flight.  Earlier this week in Hervey Bay we were lucky enough to see a good number of Eastern Osprey at Urangan, Dundowran and Gatakers Beaches.  These photos were all…

crystal waters lagoon

Crystal Waters Lagoons in Redland

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I’m always on the lookout for new walking spots around greater Brisbane for those days when I need to stretch my legs and get some fresh air without having a whole lot of free time available.  Redland City is part of greater Brisbane although it’s…

Venman Bushlands

Venman Bushland National Park

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The Venman Bushland National Park is around 40km south of Brisbane on West Mt Cotton Road.  Drew spotted the entrance last week and we added it straight onto our list for closer investigation.  It’s a block of 415 hectares a large chunk of which was…

Cai exhibition

Cai Guo-Qiang Brisbane Exhibition

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I don’t go to galleries and museums that often so it has to being something a bit out if the ordinary to entice me in out of the Southbank sunshine. Cai Guo-Qiang is definitely a special artist.  Although the show is only 3 exhibits plus…

Goanna

Simpson Falls Walk in Brisbane

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Over the last few years we have tried to explore at least one or two new places every month and we are still finding great new locations right on our doorstep.  Simpson Falls picnic area and hiking tracks are only 30 minutes from home and…

tree top walk

Rainforest Skywalk on the Gold Coast

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Sunday was HOT in Brisbane so we headed for the hills in the hopes of a bit of a cooling breeze, well Mount Tamborine was pretty hot too but we had a fabulous day out in the mountain air.  It’s about an hours drive from Brisbane…

Black Duck Lagoon

A Walk Around Black Duck Reserve

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Black Duck Reserve is a series of lagoons with walking paths at Marrumba Downs just off the Bruce Highway about 26km north of Brisbane.   Although the reserve is part of a residential estate the lagoon system is large and clean attracting a good variety of…