Magical, Mystical Carnarvon Gorge Deserves to be Explored
The Carnarvon Gorge National Park is nine-and-a-half hour’s drive northwest of Brisbane and it’s totally
Escape to the Redlands: Wellington Point to King Island
At certain times of day, visitors can walk on a kilometre-long sandbar from Queensland’s Wellington Point to King Island. It’s a really cool experience to walk across the bay on a sandbar to a deserted island of mangroves.
Australian Outback Charmer: Charleville, Queensland
On a road trip from Brisbane to Longreach, we stopped by a handful of outback western Queensland towns. There were many delightful spots along the way. However, of all the outback destinations, Charleville charmed me the most.
Outback Dip at Mitchell’s Great Artesian Spa
“It’s like Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon but the Australian country town version.” That was me explaining the Great Artesian Spa in Mitchell, Queensland to my youngest son on our way there. And it turned out to be a delightful, refreshing, family-friendly pit-stop on an outback road trip.
Jimbour is the Middle of Nowhere Surprise
Jimbour is one of Queensland’s great pastoral estates. At the peak of construction there were 200 workers on site. And since this story was written Jimbour now offers tours of its grand interior. Tours can be booked online
Ros Reines Essential Ingredients for a Bondi Beach Picnic
Guest Goddess Ros Reines heads out to tests every patch of grass from Bondi Beach to Bronte to deliver the perfect picnic plan, for groups big and small.
Snorkelling Day Trip to Tangalooma Resort, Moreton Island
A snorkelling day trip to Tangalooma resort on Moreton Island is (in my opinion) hands down the best one-off adventure from Brisbane. The day trip runs on a tight schedule, the feeling is total escape and the snorkelling is next level.
Picnics at Cottesloe Beach
Just a short distance from Perth is one of Australia’s most luxurious picnic suppliers – and a stunning white-sand beach, and stretches of soft green grass – for your blanket and hamper. Cottesloe Beach picnics are a wonderful escape, thanks to The Boatshed store, nearby.
Brisbane’s Best Art Deco Pub
The Empire Hotel is a 1937 Fortitude Valley classic, and one of Queensland’s great historic pubs.
Wild Swimming for Depression
Mark Harper, a doctor at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, in Britain, believes regular cold-water swimming reduces inflammation, which is associated with ailments from pain to depression. He is a cold-water sea swimmer himself. He believes you may not react as much to stress in daily life, if you swim outdoors regularly.