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Skypoint Observation Deck

Skypoint Observation Deck on the Gold Coast

Skypoint observation deck offers spectacular 360 degree views of the Gold Coast.  Get a sneak preview and all the information you need to plan your trip. We recently won passes to the Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck and decided to combine a trip up to enjoy…

Sunflower farm in Bundaberg

Meeting the farmers with Bundy Food Tours

A few weeks before I headed up to Bundaberg a girlfriend was telling us about a farm tour she’d done in the region and how much we’d love it.  So you can imagine I didn’t hestiate when the opportunity came up to join Suzie Clarke…

Sunrise on Kellys Beach Bargara

A Foodies Guide to Things to Do in Bundaberg

Wondering what to see and do? There’s a lot more than you might expect, we’ll take a look at the top things to do in Bundaberg, and where to eat, stay and play while you’re here. Off the coast of Bundaberg is the Southern Great…

Dolphins at Sea World

A day at Sea World Australia

Sea World Australia is a marine wildlife park combined with thrill rides, aquatic animal shows & educational presentations all on the gorgeous Gold Coast. We recently spent a day in the park courtesy of the Sea World team and wanted to share our tips for getting…

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast tubes

Underwater discoveries at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

While visiting Mooloolaba Beach recently we were invited to visit the aquarium and marine displays at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.  We hadn’t been for several years so were very excited to head back and take a look around again. The aquarium is a labyrinth of…

Boulders from prehistoric times on the Border track at Lamington National Park

The Best Lamington National Park Walks

We’ve spent some time this summer revisiting the Lamington National Park walks and wanted to share some of our favourites.  There’s something here to suit almost everyone from serious hikers to families catering to little legs.  The great thing about the climate here in south-east…

Koala at Tweeters Country Getaway

A weekend escape to Tweeters Country Getaway

We’d been meaning to walk some of the tracks in the Toowoomba Region National Parks for a while so when Peter and Thuy invited us out to Tweeters Country Getaway to experience their new farm stay we didn’t hesitate.  Tweeters is located in Glenaven in…

O'Reillys sunset from the infinity pool

O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat | Gold Coast

We recently spent 3 days in the Lamington National Park as guests of O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat.  We’ve stayed once before many years ago and it’s incredible being right there surrounded by the rainforest 24/7 but still with all the comforts you could wish for.  The…

Wild Horse Mountain - Glasshouse Mountains

A guide to the Glasshouse Mountains National Park

The Glass House mountains are the remaining cores of 26 million year old volcanos. Get all the info you need to explore this dramatic National Park and region We recently headed away for a couple of days in the Glass House Mountains.  This region is one…

Things-to-see-and-do-in-Ipswich

What to do in Ipswich this weekend

Have you visited Ipswich lately?  Being based in Brisbane we regularly jump on the highway and head south until we hit the Gold Coast.  It’s like the car’s on autopilot.  Recently we’ve become curious about Ipswich,  the provincial city that lies in between.  It’s high time…

Nerima Japanese Gardens in Ipswich

Nerima Japanese Gardens in Ipswich

We’ve continued to explore the Ipswich region south of Brisbane this month and recently discovered the Nerima Japanese gardens.  Along with the Ju Raku En gardens in Toowoomba they are one of the best examples of Japanese garden design that we’ve found in Australia.  We…

Billy tea at O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat

Drinking Billy Tea at Lukes Bluff Lookout

You can’t get much more authentically Australian than a mug of billy tea.  Enjoyed by the early settlers to Australia, a staple of bushmen and women across the country and a highly anticipated part of any camping trip.  It’s a good strong brew, simple and…