Category Archives: QLD Australia

Driving home for Christmas : Adelaide to Brisbane

After the Nullarbor, we slowed down a little to visit the Clare Valley, a beautiful wine region north of Adelaide. The wineries are relaxed and we enjoyed a glass or two (less for Ben) at both the Mad Bastard and … Continue reading

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Waltzing along the Matilda Highway

Longreach is known as the birthplace of QANTAS, starting out as a bi-plane mail-carrying service for the Outback towns, growing into the behemoth passenger airline it is today. A trip to the Founders Museum included a tour through a 747-200 … Continue reading

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Snorkelling with Turtles to Sapphire Fossicking!

We waved goodbye to the family and set off on our Outback odyssey, starting with a morning tea stop at our friends Cathy & Rob’s in Brisbane to borrow their camping fridge, only to get a phone call from my … Continue reading

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Goodbye Gold Coast Hello Outback!

We are back in warmer climes after our trip to the colder southern states, although it is cooler than when we left (more UK summer temps now!) Being back at Mum & Dad’s has been nice and relaxing and we … Continue reading

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Five States in Two Weeks – Brissie to Tassie!

Before heading south, we had a great Easter with Mum & Dad and my brother Andrew and his family, including a day on the boat for all the boys fishing and enjoying each others company. Finally, the crab pot came … Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast back to Brissy

Our last week in Kings Beach, Caloundra started off hot & sweaty too with the temperatures hardly going below 35 degrees with at least 70% humidity – phew! Even all the hardy Queenslanders are complaining about the never-ending summer (imagine … Continue reading

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From Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast –gotta love Queensland!

We finally reached the Gold Coast to the joy of my parents and got to see my brother and his family for the first time in 3 years, very obvious when we saw the height of our nephews! They introduced … Continue reading

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