Category Archives: Outdoors

Whale Watching at the Gold Coast

I’ve always loved whale watching, particularly from Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island. With binoculars, you can see Humpback whales breaching off shore. However, nothing compares to the amazing experience of having a whale pop up beside your boat and … Continue reading

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Magpie Swooping Season

It’s magpie swooping season in Brisbane. What can you do about it. Continue reading

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Frangipani Flowers

In the warmer months in Brisbane you’ll see thousands of frangipani trees flowering across the city, and footpaths often covered in a carpet of blossoms. The most common flowers are white with a yellow centre and their sweet fragrance can … Continue reading

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Christmas in Brisbane City

In the lead up to Christmas, there are plenty of free and wonderful things to do in Brisbane’s CBD including seeing City Hall transforming into a rocket! Continue reading

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Poinciana Trees in Brisbane

It’s around November that Brisbane turns a bright red/orange with the flowering of thousands of Poinciana trees across the city. These trees are from Madagascar and Brisbanites know the flowers mark the start of the summer heat and hopefully some rain … Continue reading

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Best Beaches Near Brisbane

Now that the temperatures are rising in Brisbane, we’ll all be thinking about a visit to the beach to cool down. We’re a bit lucky in Brisbane because we have the Gold Coast beaches stretching to the south and the … Continue reading

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Brisbane River Walk

I love Brisbane’s riverside pathways. They’re especially pleasant for a stroll during Brisbane’s balmy summer evenings. If you’re new to Brisbane, try the riverside path between South Bank and Kangaroo Point. The track is flat and lit at night and there’s … Continue reading

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