Tag Archives: Queensland

Tales of the Gold Coast

October 2018 In this edition of the blog I bring you a tale of adventure, exploration and discovery. Between the metropolis of Brisbane and the New South Wales Border to the south is another city, a hidden city. To the casual observer this area looks like any other, coastal region, miles of beaches punctuated by […]

Brisbane Part Deux: Koalas, Kofte and Art

Sunday morning brought both sunshine and a change of scenery as we departed the urban jungle of the Brisbane CBD for the leafy suburbs. Fig Tree Pocket is the riverfront home to some of Queensland’s most expensive houses but it has another feature we would spend most of that day exploring. We took the boat […]

Brisbane Family Gathering

It took us three years to realise that we had not paid Australia’s ‘third city’ a visit. Karen had passed through Brisbane back in ’06 during her gap year and I guess we just put it on the long finger. So 3 years had just past since we arrived on these Southern shores and with […]

Close Encounters of the Furry Kind: A Day at Australia Zoo

On our second trip up to Noosa – which included Cameron and John Rose Senior – we decided to do a day trip – to get out of Noosa Heads and head south. We had one destination in mind! Located around 70km south of Noosa and on the hinterland side of the Bruce Highway is […]

Let Loosa in Noosa

With a big trip planned to Europe later in the year we would have to maximise our Bank Holidays to see more of this great country. April and ANZAC day gave us an opportunity to see more of Queensland. Our destination would be Noosa although we would take different paths to get there… John had […]

She’s Cold Blooded!!!

Any trip to Northern Queensland requires hitting the 3 Rs – Rainforest, Reef and Reptiles. With the first two definitely done and ticked we turned our attentions fully on the last. Already we had seen some Tree Frogs and Boyd Dragons. We also went snorkeling with some Turtles but it was time to up the […]

The Life Aquatic!

Ring Ring!…Ring Ring! The dream suddenly vanishes from John’s mind as he is dragged back into the real world. The telephone’s chimes as loud as any herald in proclaiming a new day. He jumps into life and runs across the room to the most inanimate of messengers. With a toad like voice he croaks into […]

Feeling Dainty in the Daintree

Over here we have the King Ferns, or Angiopteris evecta, one of the oldest ferns in the world. ‘How old?’ one might ask. When Vikings were invading the coasts of Northern Europe this fern was but a sapling Over the course of our travels we had visited a number of rainforests, from the jungles of […]

Because you’re Gorge-ous!

Our birthdays are very close. Since 2011 we have decided that, where possible, we would spend them on a nice trip instead of ‘stuff’.  So far the destinations have been; New York City, Brighton, Morzine (France), Goa and Tasmania. This year we decided to add  the No. 3 Town in Australia –  Port Douglas, to […]

Year of the Kangaroo

8th August 2015 So there it is. 12 Months of travelling around and living in Australia. So much done but so so much more still to do. It only feels like yesterday that we arrived off the plane in Perth in search of adventure and (after 7 months in Asia), wine and cheese! What started […]

An Island By Any Other Name…

With a full week in Sydney done we decided to take a few days break and bring Laura up to see one of Karen’s favourite places in all the world – ever since her backpacking trip in 2006. 4 days of chilling and exploring in equal measure up in the Whitsundays! It was an early […]