How to visit Eumundi Market

Our family are serial Sunshine Coast holiday-makers and no Robinson holiday is over without first having visited Eumundi Market, at least once. Hubby and I were discussing the other day why we keep coming back year after year – 20 years to be precise. In this post we discuss the Market’s success and advise how to […]

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Jellies at Coolum Beach

Jelly Blubbers are appearing like blobs of Alien gloop at Coolum Beach. I’ve seen bright blue Jellies before, but this batch is in the brown colour range. There are many different species with the biggest I’ve seen measuring 35 cm across, ranging down in size to a cute 6cm. Coolum Beach is on the Sunshine […]

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Coolum Beach by Instagram

For those who didn’t know, we’ve uprooted ourselves from our home town of some sixty years and relocated to the Sunshine Coast just 98 km north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State. It was a big move distance-wise, some 1,243 kilometres by road in fact, but in other ways it feels so […]

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Coolum a Beautiful Australian Beach

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland is a real beauty. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stretches 55 km from Caloundra near the top of Bribie Island in the South to iconic Noosa in the north. Coolum is the name of a beachside town, beach […]

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Townsville to Gold Coast by Caravan and WikiCamps Australia

We arrived home from Ten Weeks in Europe, on July 1st and instead of moping around for weeks afterward like I usually do, I have been quite excited. As you may have guessed there were travel related reasons for this weirdness. We took delivery of a brand new caravan just before we went overseas and there […]

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November 2013 – 2104 Budget Travel Talk

  It is hard to believe that we are well into the month of December.  The perfect to time to reflect on the year.  I’ve  made a coffee so why don’t you join me for a recap of our budget travels from November 2013 to November 2014. November 2013 We returned to Australia from Turkey […]

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Sunshine Coast Food with a View

On Friday 18th July, 2014,  Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was named an Australian National Surfing Reserve.  It joins the other select few – Manly N.S.W., Margaret River W.A. and Phillip Island Vic. … in recognition of world-class breaks and local surf heritage.  The Reserve is positioned between the Noosa River mouth and north Sunshine […]

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Pincushion Island at the Mouth of the Maroochy River Queensland

Walking from the North Shore at Mudjimba through the She Oaks to the beach, I was once again mesmerised by the sparkling blue of the ocean on the Sunshine Coast.  It reminded me of a friend we made in Turkey who said of the Mediterranean “It’s always so sparkly”.   Although we were some 1200km […]

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VITAMIN ME WITH THE SUNSHINE (COAST THAT IS)

This was an entry I was working on for the Nuffnang and Queensland Tourism competition.  I was focussing on other things and never finished it in time.  Being budget minded in more things than travel and not wanting to waste my time and effort I decided to publish it as a blog post anyway.  The […]

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COOLUM IS COOL

Historically we are Peregian Beach people not Coolum Beach people.  Peregian memories abound of family holidays spent on the beach, on the verandah of the Surf Club, and enjoying the intimate atmosphere of the village green around which a quirky mixture of expensive and cheap, cafes, book shops,  dress and  home decor boutiques are positioned. […]

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