Oceania

This Is Why You Should Visit Toowoomba

When we first moved to Brisbane, we didn’t know much about Toowoomba. We knew it only as a Queensland hinterland town. But one day I became curious and decided to research it a bit more. Was it worth exploring, I wondered? As I researched it, one thing kept popping up about Toowoomba and that was the yearly Carnival of Flowers. That alone was very interesting to me...

How to Enjoy Your Time in the Scenic Rim

The best thing about living in Brisbane, is its proximity to some truly amazing places. The Scenic Rim is one of them. Set right at Brisbane’s doorstep, the Scenic Rim is a region rich in rolling hills, ancient rainforests, and quaint villages; together with stunning scenery, excellent wineries, and an abundance of local paddock-to-plate producers. It’s so close...

A Quick Guide to The Beach Town of Bargara

Since we moved to Queensland, we’ve been discovering a lot of small coastal towns that we didn’t previously know about. The small and charming seaside town of Bargara is one of them. Bargara is a 13-kilometre drive from Bundaberg, through lush sugarcane fields. It’s about a 4.5 hour drive north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Bargara’s Main Beach...

Mt Maroon

Hiking Mt Maroon in the Scenic Rim

Earlier this year, we finally got a chance to hike Mt Maroon. When we first visited the Scenic Rim after moving to Brisbane, I had my eyes on this mountain from the moment I saw it. However, it took us over a year to finally get a chance to hike it. We’d read a lot about it. It looked and sounded challenging, but that’s exactly what I like in a hike! So, I was so...

Maleny

15 Things to Do in Maleny for a Weekend or a Day trip

There are many reasons why we love living on the Sunshine Coast. Not only does it have some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia (if not the world), but it’s also full of little hinterland towns worth exploring. Our favourite such destination is Maleny. Maleny has been voted the most welcoming town in Australia for two years running. This quaint little town is...

Our Complete Guide to Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, or Maggie as the locals call it, is a little piece of paradise just 20 minutes off the coast of Townsville, Northern Queensland. With twenty-three beautiful sandy bays, coral reefs, and a huge population of koalas, it’s a surprise Magnetic Island has somehow remained a hidden gem after all these years. The first time I visited Magnetic Island was...

Woodgate Beach, A Peaceful Weekend Getaway

One of my favourites things to do, is to walk along the beach for miles. There is no shortage of beaches here in Queensland. What’s even better is walking for miles on a deserted beach. We recently visited Woodgate Beach and found it perfect for endless beach walks without a soul in sight. The small coastal settlement of Woodgate Beach is 45-minutes south of...

A Quick Guide to Agnes Water and The Town of 1770

About six hours drive north of Brisbane are the twin towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy (also known as The Town of 1770). These towns are only five minutes apart and are known for their amazing beaches, great fishing, and for being the closest access points to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. If you enjoy peaceful, less developed destinations, both Agnes...

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...