Take a walk on the Urunga Boardwalk

The area around Coffs Harbour is packed full of interesting places to visit and stunning locations to set up camp. Actually this whole stretch of coast is one gorgeous surf beach after another, one headland with superlative views after another. We had come to see Urunga boardwalk, a structure we had heard set Urunga (Oo-run-ga), apart […]

A Locals Guide to Coffs Harbour Attractions

Shortly after arriving in town, we went looking for some Coffs Harbour shopping at Park Beach Plaza on the corner of Park Beach Road and the Pacific Highway. The centre was hectic as Saturday mornings tend to be, but we still managed a chat with a friendly checkout operator. Before I knew it, I’d asked […]

Slow Travel, Road Trips and Creating a new life on the Sunshine Coast

As this year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking how Creating a new life on the Sunshine Coast led us to experience Slow Travel, Road Trips and more. 2017 started with the move from our home of 60 years in Townsville where both Marty and I were born and where we raised our two […]

Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Aussie Road Trip Heaven

A Coffs Harbour to Brisbane road trip, covering approximately 400km of the A1 route, passes a stellar line-up of coastal towns with their beaches, rivers and relaxed lifestyles. Australia is well endowed with beaches and this stretch of coastline has some stunners. But, if scenic hinterland drives and cooler mountain air are your thing, Coffs […]

Nanango Murals and Sculptures Walk down Memory Lane

Originally the Wakka Wakka aboriginal people used Nanango as a gateway to Bunya Nut gatherings and the name is derived from their language. Today it is mostly known for the Tarong Power Station 16 km to the south and the beautiful Bunya Mountains 53 km to the south west, but we were here to see […]

Mt Ninderry and the Cute Town of Yandina

The Sunshine Coast of Australia is teeming with easily accessible hikes that involve climbing. We’d had our sights set on Mt Ninderry near the cute Queensland town of Yandina for a while and when friends came to stay it was all systems go. Pin Panoramic coastal views and local trivia. The hill in the distance […]

A Famous Bridge in Rome: Ponte Sant’Angelo and a Walk by the Tiber

Springtime in Rome is perfect for the leisurely exploring of one of her captivating river neighbourhoods.  This particular 20 minute walk by the Tiber, really packs a punch. Crossing the Tiber to the right bank at Ponte Cavour, the walk passes the Palace of Justice, a famous bridge in Rome called Ponte Sant’ Angelo or […]

Larnach Castle History and Gardens

Larnach Castle History is interesting. Despite being located on New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula, the castle was built and owned by an Australian of Scottish descent. William Lanarch was that man and his story is a dramatic one. It was fresh in my mind as we explored the extensive castle gardens. Larnach Castle History The William […]

Moraine Lake Hike in the Canadian Rockies

From Banff to Jasper, the Canadian Rockies are stunning at every turn. Towering mountains, multiple glaciers and a variety of blue/green lakes litter the landscape. The best way to personalise a Canadian Rockies trip is by swapping the tourist trail for a Moraine Lake Hike. Moraine Lake is still partially frozen early June with the […]