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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An Aussie Sunday Drive Mullumbimby to Uki

I can’t think of a better route choice for that popular 1950’s Aussie tradition of the Sunday Drive, than the one from Mullumbimby in the rainbow region of northern New South Wales through the Mount Jerusalem National Park to Uki. What’s in a Name? Mullumbimby – Known locally as Mullum. Uki – The original European settlers […]

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Road Trip New Zealands South Island Part 2

Part 2 of New Zealand’s South Island road trip kicks off at Hope River in Canterbury, zig-zagging toward Christchuch before cutting back through the alps at Arthurs Pass to Hokitika on the West Coast. The route passes glaciers, threads between twin lakes before arriving at picture-perfect Wanaka, with a finale of the highest main road […]

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Plitvice Lakes blew our minds and questions are answered

It has been close to twelve months since we stood on the timber boardwalks at Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, mouths agape and cameras clicking. Where we live it doesn’t rain often (unless it pours) so it wasn’t surprising that Plitvice Lakes with it’s lashings of water and verdant foliage blew our minds. Have you ever […]

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Free and Low Cost Camping along the Bruce Highway in Australia

Australia is a large country just begging to be explored and nothing beats the freedom that an Aussie road trip offers. Commercial caravan parks provide excellent amenities and charge accordingly, but when you just want a place to park your van for the night, free and low cost camping will save you big bucks. Plus, […]

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Dickson Inlet from the Deck of the Lady Douglas

We were guests on board the Lady Douglas, a purpose built riverboat, reminiscent of the smaller of the Murray River paddle steamers in Victoria and New South Wales.  But we’d swapped the muddy Murray for the tropical mangroves of Dickson Inlet in Port Douglas, North Queensland. Dickson Inlet looking out to sea. Water is our element […]

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Trinity Beach and Beyond in Tropical North Queensland

Imagine. Absorbing the sights and sounds of a world heritage rainforest, or stalking Nemo through a myriad of brilliant coral formations, or best of all spending quality time just wiggling your toes into golden sand at Trinity Beach and beyond.     This is Tropical North Queensland. Cairns City sits at the corner of the […]

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St Lawrence Wetlands Kangaroos and History

Arriving at St. Lawrence just before sunset works perfectly for viewing of the wetlands located behind the Recreation Area. Dawn and dusk are the best times for Kangaroo viewing and photography. Despite having driven past the turn off many times on trips from Townsville to Brisbane, we had not investigated the town previously. This time […]

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Fall in Love with Australia at Notch Point

We found ourselves doing a bit of off-road caravanning on our way from Townsville to Brisbane this week. I found Notch Point using the WikiCamps App on my Iphone.  The sun was getting low as we left the Bruce Highway at Illbilbie navigating using the maps.me App. Maps.me showed the dirt road petering out before […]

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