Queensland

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…

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

Glamping – like camping but not as you know it

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,…

Noosa Beach House - Peter Kuruvita

Sri Lankan Curries from the Master on Noosa Beach

It’s been over a year since we last visited Noosa’s Hastings Street and slightly longer since we were last at Noosa Beach House.   It’s a stunning location and we love a good curry so we had no hesitation in accepting this weekends invitation to join other local…

Wild kangaroos on the Gold Coast

Wild Kangaroos on the Gold Coast

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…

Rhapsody Resort in Surfers Paradise

The new Rhapsody Resort in Surfers Paradise

A month or so back I attended a function on the rooftop of the new Rhapsody Resort on the northern end of Surfers Paradise beach.  It was a warm winters evening as they tend to be in Queensland and as we chatted and sipped our drinks the sun…

Koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

10 reasons to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This week we had the opportunity to visit the Lone Pine koala sanctuary in Brisbane’s western suburbs.  This is the only wildlife park within Brisbane itself and it’s very easy to get to either with your own car or public transport.  We really enjoyed our…

Tangalooma whale watching off Morton Island

Dugongs, Dolphins and Whale Watching from Brisbane

Did you know you could go whale watching from Brisbane? See magnificent humpback whales, dolphins and dugongs just a short boat away off Morton Island. The river is such a dominant part of Brisbane life that many visitors to the city don’t immediately think of…

Toowoomba Street Art - Drapl

Toowoomba’s annual street art festival

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…

5 top ideas for a short break in Australia on the next long weekend - Noosa

Aussie long weekend getaways off the beaten path

At 2 Aussie Travellers we take every opportunity to get away and enjoy the great outdoors.  With the Queen’s Birthday holiday coming up in early June (for most states in Australia), it’s the perfect time to escape the daily grind and explore the road less…

Brisbanes old government house

Queenslands Old Government House

I’ve walked past Old Government house on the banks of the Brisbane River many times but I finally made the time to stop and take a look inside.  Well to be totally honest I desperately wanted a cuppa while taking a shortcut through the university and…

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

This week I wanted to introduce you to the Mary Cairncross scenic reserve in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Maleny isn’t a big detour for the main highway and a visit to this park is an option even if you’re only passing through or visiting the area for the…