Tips & Articles

12
October
2017

The Sea Life of North Stradbroke Island

The waters surrounding Brisbane are scattered with picturesque islands that are alive with wildlife and incredible scenery. North Stradbroke Island is one of the more popular islands, sitting snug in Moreton Bay just 30 kilometres from the coast of Brisbane. Here, sprawling lakes meet lush mangrove forests, while native flora and fauna thrive on the expansive beaches and in the surrounding ocean. Animal lovers will enjoy the incredible array of species, while the landscape provides a beautiful backdrop to explore against. There are five main beaches on Stradbroke, each of which boast a great selection of activities, from fishing and […]

   
  
14
September
2017

The Wildlife of Moreton Island

Set just off the coast of Brisbane, Moreton Island is a haven of wildlife that’s renowned for its pristine sprawling beaches and impressive sand dunes. Throughout the island, there are plenty of wildlife watching opportunities, from spotting the unique marine life in designated dive sites, to dolphin feeding spots, and birdwatching opportunities in the lush forests that sit further inland. Moreton Island is home to over 180 bird species, making it a popular hotspot for keen birdwatchers. As well as plenty of seabirds, there are forest birds and birds of prey. Between September and April, wading birds take to the […]

   
  
14
August
2017

The Top 3 Things to Do at Cylinder Beach

Sitting between Cylinder and Home Beach Headlands near the bustle of Brisbane, Cylinder Beach offers a slice of Australian paradise renowned for its excellent swimming conditions and its surfing prowess. The beach is wide and long, offering the perfect backdrop for a family day out. There’s also a carpark located just a few metres from the beach, making it easily accessible to all travellers. When it comes to the waves, expect small waves and calm waters that are ideal for sunbathing and swimming in during good weather conditions. The Top 3 Things to Do at Cylinder Beach There are plenty […]

   
  
19
July
2017

The Different Personalities of Brisbane’s Southbank

Set on the pretty banks of the Brisbane River, Brisbane’s Southbank boasts 17 hectares of sprawling parkland filled with top-notch restaurants and incredible river views. It’s a prime location for festivals and cultural events throughout the year, making it the ideal place to chill out and soak up the laidback atmosphere of the city. The Different Parts of Brisbane’s Southbank The Parklands The parklands area is best-known for its sprawling expanse of green lawns that are characterised by tall ficus trees and colourful plant life. Here, you can indulge in a range of activities that are fun for all the […]

   
  
5
July
2017

Dolphins and Sand Dunes at Tangalooma Resort

The stunning resort of Tangalooma is set 75-minutes from Brisbane by catamaran. If you’re looking for a unique adventure that lets you soak up the amazing wildlife and scenery of Australia, it might just be the place for you. Here, natural encounters are part of the package on this protected and treasured part of Moreton Island. There is so much to see and do, too, from watching wild dolphins come to the shore for feeding time, relaxing on the pristine sandy beaches, and getting stuck into adrenalin-pumping adventures like quad bike tours and desert safaris. Accommodation at Tangalooma Resort There […]

   
  
19
June
2017

How to Explore Moreton Island

Moreton Island can be found 25km off the coast of Brisbane, and is the world’s third largest sand island. Here, you can marvel at pebble-smooth lakes and lagoons that are nestled amongst sand dunes, wildflower fields, and sprawling white-sand beaches. There is plenty to do on the island, from spotting native wildlife to exploring the rich history. Here are some of the best things to do. Things to Do on Moreton Island Sand Tobogganing The entirety of Moreton Island is made up of sand, so there is plenty of opportunity to whizz down the numerous dunes on a wooden board. […]

   
  
15
May
2017

7 Things to Do On Brisbane’s South Bank

Set on the pretty southern banks of the Brisbane River, the South Bank is one of the city’s premier cultural hotspots, boasting tonnes of great restaurants, bars, shops, and events. Here, the Parklands provide the perfect place to relax, promising visitors an eclectic mix of rainforest, grassland, and plazas, as well as a number of great attractions to explore while in the area. South Bank and its parklands regularly play host to large city festivals, with around 11 million people visiting the region every single year. What to See and Do in South Bank 1. The Arbour Formed of 433 […]

   
  
2
May
2017

The Cultural Significance of Brown Lake

On picturesque North Stradbroke Island, just outside of Brisbane, Brown Lake promises visitors a unique experience. Considered a perched lake (just like many of the other lakes on the selection of sandy islands around Queensland), it maintains its water levels via a thick layer of leaves lining the lake floor. This is what gives Brown Lake its name – the tannin from the leaves of the surrounding Paperbarks and Tea-trees turns the water a rich brown colour that has been likened to tea. The lake itself is a prominent part of the landscape for the people of Quandamooka, particularly the […]

   
  
13
April
2017

The Top 5 Things to Do on North Stradbroke Island

Set off the coast of Brisbane, North Stradbroke Island is a place full of adventures, whether you’re looking to explore the underwater world of Australia or simply take a stroll around the spectacular coastline that edges the island. Here are some of the best things to do. 1. Explore the Wildlife The wildlife on Stradbroke Island is second to none. Throughout the island you can spot kangaroos on the North Gorge walk, koalas resting up the high trees, and even dolphins that come right up close to Amity Point’s popular jetty. 2. Whale Watching Continuing on the wildlife vibe, you […]