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Natural Rock Swimming Pool at Cedar Creek Falls near Airlie Beach

Whitsundays on a Budget – What to do in Airlie Beach beyond Whitsunday Islands

Whether visiting Whitsundays on a Budget or with money to burn, a trip to Whitehaven Beach and some of the seventy-four Whitsunday Islands off-shore will top your Airlie Beach wish list and rightfully so. You can read how to visit Whitehaven here, but this post gets into the nitty gritty of what to do in Airlie Beach after you've visited the …

Things to Do in Huskisson and Jervis Bay

Twenty years ago we visited Huskisson and Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. Then, we were returning from a Snowy Mountains holiday with our kids, but this time it was just Marty, myself and our caravan. I felt a tingle of excitement as we drove through the tiny town of Basin View, beside the still waters of St. Georges Basin and …

Larnach Castle History and Garden Views

Larnach Castle History and Gardens

Are there Castles in New Zealand? Yes, Larnach Castle is the only castle in New Zealand and you will find it on New Zealand's Otago Peninsula near Dunedin. Larnarch Castle History is quite intriguing. Despite being located in the South Island of New Zealand, the castle was built and owned by an Australian of Scottish descent. William …

Port Douglas Rex Smeal Park

Best Things to do in Port Douglas Australia

The undeniable success of Port Douglas as a tourist destination is all about Location. Just one hour's spectacular drive north of Cairns Airport in Far North Queensland, with the glittering waters of the Great Barrier Reef lapping the shoreline and the prehistoric rainforest of the Daintree calling, the tiny town of Port as the locals label it, …

Catch at Strand Ephemera

Townsville Festivals – Strand Ephemera Townsville 2019

  We love to travel but when we're not travelling we're having Fun in the Sun at home in Townsville Australia. I wrote this post a couple of days ago when the temperature range was 17 to 26 degrees Celsius - a not unusual Winter's day in North Queensland. Winter is the Season when Townsville really shines. Perfect outdoorsy weather …

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