Brisbane Weekend Trip: Springbrook National Park

When our plans changed from the central-Australia trip to the coastal-Australia route, we immediately thought of a return trip to Springbrook. We went for a few hours back in October, but we knew it deserved more time. Luckily, we were able to score a (great!) camping spot and spend a full twenty-four hours in the…

1 year ago

Melbourne Must Do: Penguins & Sunset at St. Kilda Pier

Last Friday night, we spent the evening at St. Kilda Beach & Pier, just south of the city center. We spent our first two weeks in the more residential part of the St. Kilda area, so we knew we had to make time for exploring the commercial/tourist center. And we picked the perfect night to do it – the sunset was gorgeous. Everyone – kids, fishermen, city employees, everyone – had to stop and admire the pink…

2 years ago

A Morning at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

John and I have fallen into a pattern of spending every other weekend exploring Brisbane itself; we’re going on trips every other weekend for the next several weeks. For this past weekend, he suggested that we visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary; it’s an easy thirty-minute bus ride from the city. It’s a must-do for Brisbane, and we will…

2 years ago