Lake Louise Viewpoint and a Teahouse Hike

When the sun shines, Lake Louise, the starting point of Alberta’s exciting Icefield Parkway, turns a stunning turquoise and at other times an alluring blue. Whatever the colour, in Spring and Summer adoring masses crowd her shores. After paying homage it’s time to admire Louise from afar by finding a Lake Louise Viewpoint and a […]

Lake Louise to Emerald Lake Detour

I am a huge fan of the Canadian Rockies. When our Banff to Jasper Road Trip was over, I admit to having a few tears and that’s a first in more than 40 years of travel. Those tears were testament to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, surely one of the most visually stunning places […]

Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka Hike

It is easy to fall in love with the Canadian Rockies postcard town of Banff, with it’s cute buildings and Cascade mountain backdrop. Arriving in Banff via Kootenay National Park, where Grizzly Bears were visibly out of hibernation, had us pumped to begin our Banff to Jasper road trip.  But first we’d planned some easy […]

Kangaroos and Adventure at Cape Hillsborough Tourist Park

On a recent road trip from Townsville to the Sunshine Coast we detoured to Cape Hillsborough Tourist Park, 50 km north of Mackay Australia. We were there to see kangaroos on the beach and do the Andrews Point walk in the Cape Hillsborough National Park. After pre-dinner drinks with some like-minded travellers we called it […]

Monto Qld Gateway to Cania Gorge

South of Cania Gorge on the Burnett Highway is the cute country town of Monto Qld, the most northern and youngest town in the North Burnett region. With a current population of around 1,500, it came into being in 1924 with land plot handovers to soldiers returning from WWI. On arrival I suggest dropping into […]

Dululu Free Camp in Central Queensland Australia

Free Camping is never far from the thoughts of travellers camping or caravanning in Australia. Sprinkling free camps liberally amongst paid caravan park stays is a great way of keeping costs down. South of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, the Burnett Highway leaves the coast and the Bruce Highway behind and heads inland to a great […]

Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village – A Budget Travel Review

This week, six months after our move south, we’ve returned to our home-town to visit family and attend the annual Palm Creek Folk Festival. This gave us the perfect opportunity to do a Budget Travel Review of the Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre outside of the Sunshine Coast some 1300km to the […]

What to do in Coolum

Australia is a massive country to explore and it goes without saying that a Queensland beach experience is high on many holidayer’s To Do List. Mine reads something like this. Cool blue water. hot summer days. crashing white foam. sandy toes. salty lips. fish & chip sundowners. drinks on the deck. repeat. Hello Coolum! [pinit] […]

Mullumbimby or Mullum a Little Town with Big Spirit

If you’re driving through the Rainbow Region of New South Wales,  you might happen upon the self proclaimed Biggest Little Town in Australia. I think it’s moniker should be Little Town Big Spirit. The Rainbow Region. The Rainbow district starts to the west in the town of Nimbin and wafts it’s way through The Channon, Uki south […]

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 […]