Birds

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

A walk through Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

The Tinchi Tamba wetlands, a name meaning ‘mangroves and ibis’ in the local Aboriginal dialect, was our destination for the day.  Only a half hour drive north of Brisbane it’s an easily accessible park covering 380 hectares on the banks of the Pine River. The Day…

Bribie Island

Top things to do on Bribie Island

Our top things to do on Bribie Island & where to do them. Find a deserted beach, walking tracks, 4-wheel drive adventures, wildlife, surfing and much more Bribie Island is the most northern of the three major sand islands that provide shelter to Morton Bay….

Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk | 2 Aussie Travellers

Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk

We were down in Burleigh Heads last week to visit the Fleays Wildlife Park and afterwards decided to take the Tallebudgera Conservation Park Walk.  It had been years since we’d spent much time in the area and the boardwalk has been substantially upgraded from what…

Arkarra Lagoons

Fraser Coast: Arkarra Lagoons

Arkarra Lagoons are a lagoon and wetland area in Dundowran Beach, a northern suburb of Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. Whether you’re a keen birder or just out for a walk with the family and looking for a bit of shelter from the heat…

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach in Auckland

Auckland city is built around the Waitemata harbour with its beautiful city and north shore beaches.  When we lived there I loved its clean sparkling water, white sand, generally safe swimming and generous scattering of islands to visit.  The downside for me with Auckland beaches…

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…

Monkey at Auckland Zoo

A day in Auckland Zoo

We usually try to incorporate a wildlife experience of some sort into our travels and Auckland Zoo has always been excellent so we took the chance to get back there on our recent visit to New Zealand.  The Zoo was an early adopter of the…

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…

Metroplex

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…