Parks

Ambury Park

Ambury Park in Auckland

You may not have heard of Ambury Park.  It’s an Auckland Regional Park located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour and only a 30 minute drive from the city or 10 minutes from the Airport.  It’s also a working farm, a good picnic spot, has…

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam, Advancetown

A dam might seem like an unusual place to feature in a travel blog but many of the water catchment areas of South East Queensland also provide attractive natural spaces for recreation as well as habitat for our local wildlife.  The Gold Coast has made…

Natural Bridge | 2 Aussie Travellers

The Natural Bridge, Springbrook NP

This weekend we headed down to the Gold Coast Hinterland to the Natural Bridge, an unusual waterfall structure formed millions of years ago in this protected World Heritage area of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. If you’ve heard locals referring to an area called the…

nara

10 Reasons why I Love Nara

I’m often asked what my favourite place in Japan is.  It’s a question I can only answer with a very long list.  I find it a strange question really, it makes me a bit uncomfortable that I can’t provide that single place that they are…

Toowoomba lookout

Picnic Point Park & lookout in Toowoomba

The Picnic Point Park and lookout is a popular Toowoomba spot for leisurely coffees, family picnics and short walks. Located on a peak in the Great Dividing Range it provides excellent panoramas out onto the Lockyer Valley plains below and is the starting point for…

Light yellow robin

Witches Falls & Witches Chase Tracks

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…

crystal waters lagoon

Crystal Waters Lagoons in Redland

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…