Today was our nature day. We headed off around 9.30 to get some provisions for lunch (and more coffee) and then it was off to the bush. Namadgi National Park is only about 40 minutes away from Canberra (depending on where you start!) and apparently full of locals on the weekend. During the week (it’s […]Read more "Namadgi National Park"
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"
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"
The last bit of tourism for now was a trip to Mt Coot-tha. Firstly up to the Lookout for some nice views across the city and coffee and cake while doing so.Read more "Mt Coot-tha Lookout and Botanic Gardens"
I hadn’t been to Venman Bushland National Park since it was a reserve some years ago.Read more "Venman Bushland National Park"
Having overseas visitors is a good excuse to go exploring your own backyard. Daisy Hill Koala Research Centre is at the Daisy Hill Forest – a huge park with barbecue areas etc surrounding the Research Centre.Read more "Daisy Hill Koala Research Centre"