Exploring the Small Shops of Brisbane
Shop small, shop local and shop with curiosity. Here are some of Holiday Goddess favourite northside, southside and in-between bijoux Brisbane boutiques for hand-selected vintage, gifts and trinkets.
Thrifting the Light Fantastic: Fashion Tours with a Conscious
One of the best things about shopping with Marguerite was she got me looking at clothes and accessories in new ways. There was a gold belt with a buckle that featured a frog on a lily pond found at Vinnies. Marguerite suggested wearing the belt as a necklace (which I’ve since done).
Agnes Water: The Queensland Getaway You’ve Possibly Never Heard Of
For the past twenty years the buzz has been that Agnes Water will be the next Noosa. Lucky for us that hasn’t happened (sorry Noosa). Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are just a bit too remote and still feel like authentic beach holiday towns: think beach cricket, bushwalks and ice cream.
Hobart’s Best Retro and Vintage – A Gigantic Lucky Dip
Hobart’s Tip Shop is a gigantic lucky dip, but you are sure to find something special for a fraction of the price that you’d pay in a vintage shop or on eBay. There are generally no price tags; take your treasure to the counter and they’ll suggest a low, low price.
Outdoors Nightlife in Hobart, Tasmania
Jessica Adams takes to the streets of Hobart to discover the best restaurants and bars to visit when the sun goes down.
Take Me To Cradle Mountain
Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain has the kind of vista that appears on billboards and in beer
Lake Derby’s Floating Sauna in Northeast Tasmania
Unlike health club saunas that are usually a pine box, this sauna has one transparent wall. As you sit in the sauna, you can see the sunlight on the dark lake, the eucalypt hills behind and the daytime crescent of the moon against a blue sky. It’s truly beautiful.
Embracing Clean Air in Launceston Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia has some great places to eat, drink and shop with a big open door policy.
The Best Hobart Food Market: Farm Gate Market
Head to the open-air Hobart Farmgate Market for the best food in Tasmania.
Icebergs Swimming Pool, Bondi Beach
One of the most photographed swimming pools in the world is the Bondi Icebergs pool, which is also home to one of Australia’s most famous Winter Swimming Clubs of the same name. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and, depending on the time of year you’re swimming, sometimes takes your breath away when you dive in too. But you will always leave the pool feeling exhilarated and ready to return.