Queensland

What to do in Ipswich this weekend

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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

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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

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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…

Glamping in Australia - like camping in nature with a touch of luxuary

Glamping – like camping but not as you know it

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As we drove through the Sunshine Coast the cragged Glasshouse mountains loomed up around us.  It’s not much more than an hours drive from Brisbane but the relaxation started almost immediately.  To get a perspective on the mountains, our destination for the next couple of days,…

Wild kangaroos on the Gold Coast

Wild Kangaroos on the Gold Coast

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Do you love Australia’s cute and unique animals? Do you want to see wild wallabies and kangaroos on the Gold Coast? Here’s what you need to know. Australia has some fabulous wildlife parks and they’re a great place for visitors to see the diverse range…

Toowoomba Street Art - Drapl

Toowoomba’s annual street art festival

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A highlight in the May calendar for fans of outdoor art is Firstcoat, the Toowoomba street art festival.  First Coat is an initiative where local and international artists are invited to revive a city wall with colour, drama and creativity.  Legal walls are volunteered by local business…