It was time for a getaway again, but we couldn’t go far because of work commitments. I did a bit of research on Airbnb and found a lovely place in Beechmont, just under an hour away from home. We headed off on Friday afternoon, and instead of driving past Albert River Wines like we usually […]Read more "A weekend in Beechmont, Canungra and Binna Burra"
Time for another little day trip in the Gold Coast Hinterland. I had never been along this section (that I could remember, anyway!) – probably because it’s a little out of the way. We stopped for lunch at a cafe with a nice view – at least down the bottom of the property: The next […]Read more "A day at Springbrook National Park"
A group of us decided to celebrate the new year by camping at Cooloola in the Great Sandy National Park, at Teewah Beach. There were days of preparation for which only two were available, poor buggers! However, on the 29th of December, we took off towards Tewantin, from where we had to catch the ferry: […]Read more "Camping at Cooloola"
My friend, Eileen, asked me to accompany her on a mid-week getaway to Noosa and I was easy to convince. I thought I’d not see anything new, because I’ve been to Noosa before….I was so wrong! First stop was at our accommodations at Noosa Lakes Resort at Tewantin. Though we were there a couple of […]Read more "A Noosa Getaway"
The Brisbane Open House event was on this weekend, and I went along to see a few of the buildings. It is a free event held in October each year. There were about 100 buildings you could see – some of them by booking only – and those bookings went fast!!! As per usual, some […]Read more "Sight-seeing in Brisbane – Brisbane Open House 2016"
We wanted to go for a walk and explore nearby a little. I found Plunkett Conservation Park about 20 minutes from home. I’d never been there and the was little information on it on the National Park site, except that there was sandstone outcrops and there’s a guided wildflower walk coming up in September. We […]Read more "Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek"
The road from Carnarvon Gorge to Springsure We packed up our camp on Sunday morning. It took us exactly three hours!! I’m sure we’ll get faster at this, with more experience. We hit the (dirt) road, heading towards Emerald. We pulled over a few times to take some panoramic shots: We stopped off at the […]Read more "On the road in Queensland"
Arrival at Carnarvon Gorge I had booked the Takarakka Bush Resort in advance, because I’d read that they tend to be quite busy and we were staying 5 nights. They put on talks about the Gorge and what to expect, every afternoon at 4.30pm, so we wanted to be around for that. We arrived at […]Read more "Camping Trip – Four days and five nights at Carnarvon Gorge"
This was my first camping trip since I can remember camping as a child – and it happened to have been not too far from where we went on this trip! (ETA: Except for the camping trips to Cairns I went on in my twenties and thirties that I’d completely forgotten about!) Since we’d borrowed […]Read more "Camping trip – Overnight in Miles"
Even though I’d just been on a couple of weekends away, I’m always up for a trip. Donald wanted to go to the Glass House Mountains and stay in accommodations with a fireplace, so I found a place. We booked and headed up there on Monday morning. We hadn’t had breakfast before leaving, so we […]Read more "Glasshouse Mountains Getaway"
Our trivia team decided to head to the Granite Belt for a weekend of wining and dining. My friend and I headed down there on Friday morning, stopping for a late brekky at the Halfway Cafe. Then it was back on the road to meet with some of the team for lunch. I’d read good […]Read more "Ballandean – Granite Belt"
Queensland Government House had an open day on the weekend. I had it mixed up with Old Government House in the city and was very surprised to find it wasn’t there at all, but in Bardon. The event was very popular and we had to line up for ages to get inside. A lot of […]Read more "Government House Open Day"