Oceania

Our Complete Guide to Brisbane, Queensland’s Capital

Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city, the capital of the sunny state of Queensland, and the fastest growing city in Australia. However, a few years ago, people used to label Brisbane boring. But Brisbane (or Brissie as Australians like to call it) has come a long way in the last few years. It certainly isn’t the sleepy city that it used to be. In fact, Brisbane...

15 Best things to do in the Atherton Tablelands

One thing we’ve noticed after moving to Queensland is that, as nice as the beaches are, they are not the only beauties in our state. There are plenty of other marvels to discover if you head inland towards the hinterland. The Gold Coast hinterland amazed us, and the Sunshine Coast hinterland is one of our favourite places to head on the weekend. But recently, on our...

A Quick Guide to Mission Beach

Are you daydreaming of beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, tropical islands, and lush rainforests? If so, then Mission Beach should be your next holiday destination. This little gem is a two-hour drive south from Cairns and is a fabulous place to visit if you’re keen to relax by the beach while you soak up some amazing scenery. It’s also well suited to the...

Cape Tribulation

What to Do in and Around Cape Tribulation

In 2002, I visited Cape Tribulation for the first time. I was backpacking and signed up for a two-day tour from Cairns. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time I was there. It was a shame, but I still really enjoyed it and always wanted to return to visit in dry weather. It took me some time to make my way back up that way, but I am so glad I finally did. This time...

Hervey Bay

10 Best Things to Do in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a three-and-a-half-hour drive north of Brisbane, past the Sunshine Coast. It is a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike. It might not be a large town, but it’s packed with great attractions and activities to keep you busy for a while. Hervey Bay is heaven for wildlife lovers, beach goers and for anyone just looking for a nice...

This is Why You Should Visit Mooloolaba

We recently moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and are fortunate to live a mere ten minutes from the delightful coastal town of Mooloolaba. Mooloolaba is in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and although it’s not quite as famous as Noosa (a half hour drive away), Mooloolaba is just as amazing. It’s a must visit on the coast because there are so many amazing...

This is Why You Should Visit Rainbow Beach

After postponing our trip to Rainbow Beach in June due to a lockdown, we were glad when we finally made it there in late August with no lockdown being announced before our departure. With a name like Rainbow Beach, we expected something beautiful, and it did not disappoint! Years ago, Rainbow Beach was simply known as Back Beach. Not many people would stay there and...

A Quick Guide to South Stradbroke Island

You may have read our previous post on North Stradbroke Island. Well, we recently had a chance to visit its little sister, South Stradbroke Island. Like North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke Island is a sand island, located to the south of North Stradbroke in the Moreton Bay. South Stradbroke Island or “South Straddie” is (like many of the Moreton Bay Islands) a great...

A Quick Guide to North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. It’s also yet another easily accessible island in the Moreton Bay region and a very easy day trip or weekend away for us Brisbanites. North Stradbroke Island, also nicknamed Straddie, and known as Minjerribah by the local Quandamooka people, is a little slice of heaven. With endless white sandy...

How to Spend a Weekend in Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt?

When you think of Queensland, the first things that comes to mind might be beaches, rainforest, swimming with turtles and warm, sunny weather. But there is so much more to the state and Stanthorpe is a great place to visit for a very different Queensland experience. Stanthorpe is part of the Granite Belt region, and it is all about local wines, local produce...