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The Knoll Section – Tambourine NP

View over Canungra Valley with Wedged Tailed Eagle

View over Canungra Valley with Wedged Tailed Eagle

Recently we had a most pleasant day walking in The Knoll section of Mt Tambourine National Park. It is always wonderful to be immersed in a forest but this forest had something more. The drive up was through pastures and forests resplendently green after recent rain, […]

Clarence Headland Lighthouse – Standing Tall and Elegant

Clarence Headland Lighthouse – tall and elegant

The Clarence Point lighthouse stands tall and elegant on Pilot Hill, Clarence Headland, Yamba New South Wales. It overlooks Turners Beach to the north (see panorama below), a disused quarry to the east and Yamba Beach to the south. The quarry provides an interesting insight into the […]

Waterfalls Cascades and Rock Pools – Out and About at Cedar Creek

Upper cascades and Falls at Cedar creek

Upper cascades and Falls at Cedar creek

Waterfalls, cascades, deep rock pools and the chance of a swim on a sunny day are the attractive features of the Cedar Creek section of Tambourine National Park south of Brisbane. Picnic areas with tables and barbeques under majestic Iron Barks, Grey Gums and Brush Boxes are […]

Bush Walk – Bell Bird Lookout, Binna Burra

Egg Rock and Numimbah Valley

Egg Rock and Numinbah Valley

Binna Burra is part of the 20200 Hectare Lamington National Park established in 1915. The Park has an extensive system of bush walking trails each offering something different.

Bell Bird Lookout is a short easy bush walk from Binna Burra that showcases the geological history of the Lamington landscapes […]

Granite Boulders, Pyramids and Forests – Girraween National Park

Pyramid Girraween NP

One of the Pyramids of Girraween NP

The Granite Belt on the Queensland/New South Wales border South of Warwick has been long known for its cool-climate fruit and more recently for its vineyards and wineries. But it is famous for something older – its rock-strewn landscape whose foundations were laid about 240 million years […]

Australian Lighthouses – 1

Cape Byron

Cape Byron Lighthouse Tower

Inhospitable, isolated locations and the sentinel service they provide for mariners lend lighthouses a romantic appeal. Their unique architecture, long history the world over and their use as locations for many dramatic movies add to this appeal. Judy and I have always admired them in photographs, films and the odd […]

New Zealand – Mountains, Lakes and Friendly People

Mountains beside the Dart river New Zealand

Mountains and Dart River New Zealand

Over the years Judy and I have often mused that we should visit New Zealand someday and it would be nice to attend the Warbirds over Wanaka International Air Show. Well we finally stopped procrastinating and crossed both off last April. Why did we wait so long? Both […]

Mapleton Forest Drive SE Queensland

Forest lining Buckby road

Buckby Road

The drive through Mapleton Forest is a pleasant one day excursion through magnificent tall open Blackbutt forests with trees over 30 metres tall. These tall forests are occasionally replaced by shorter Scribbly Gum open forests (Eucalyptus signata) with trees up to 20 metres tall and a heath understorey in places. Rain forest […]

Out and About in the Wide Bay District

Mystery Craters Entrance woth Judy

Judy and our travelling Bear Sigmund at the Mystery Craters entrance

On a recent working trip to Rockhampton we decided to drive rather than fly and stopped over in Bundaberg. Going north we accessed Bundaberg via the Isis Highway and regained the Bruce Highway via the Gin Gin Bundaberg Highway. The same route was […]

Numimbah Valley and Natural Bridge

water fall cave

Natural Bridge cave water fall

The cave water fall at Natural Bridge has to be one of the most photographed and duplicated Australian images for tourism promotion in southern Queensland. It’s familiarity as an image does not prepare you for the impact of seeing it live.

Accompanying the visual splendour is the thundering sound […]