Discover Nambour’s ‘secret’ waterfall
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by Gemma
1y ago
In the heart of Nambour sits a stunning, tranquil waterfall that even many locals don’t know about. In fact, if you are a local, you’ve probably unknowingly parked on the same street as this beautiful spot when visiting Nambour General Hospital. I know we have! Recently, we heard whispers about this beautiful waterfall and had to check it out. Where is Nambour’s ‘secret’ waterfall? The name of the road on which Robinson Falls is located probably should of given us a hint at what lies at the end of the street. Yes, the falls are found at the end of Waterfall Road, Nambour, which is just off Map ..read more
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How to find the Dularcha Railway Tunnel
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by Gemma
1y ago
In the midst of the Mooloolah Valley sits the heritage-listed Dularcha Railway Tunnel, and it’s fast becoming a bit of a ‘secret’ Instagramable spot. Having seen photos and wanting to experience it for ourselves, we recently went on a family bushwalk to uncover this little known location. The track to the Dularcha Railway Tunnel The Dularcha Railway Tunnel The tunnel is located in the Dularcha National Park, which covers 4.64 square km and is located about 90km north of Brisbane and 25km south west of Maroochydore. (Click here for the official map of Dularcha National Park.)  The ..read more
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How to find the Noosa Fairy Pools
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by Gemma
1y ago
It’s the Instagram hotspot that everyone wants to visit, but how do you find the famous Noosa Fairy Pools? We’ve all seen the photos of blissed out swimmers floating peacefully in Noosa’s picturesque Fairy Pools as the sun shines down and sparkling waves crash into the surrounding rocks. It’s as Insta-worthy a moment as any you’ll ever find! The thing is, because of the power of the ocean, its remote location and difficulty in getting to the tidal rock pools (and let’s be clear that you definitely need to be careful both getting down to them and while you are there!) their exact location is n ..read more
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Be thrilled by all the action at Aussie World
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by Gemma
1y ago
If you’re looking for thrills and excitement right here on the Sunshine Coast, look no further than Aussie World. The Sunny Coast’s only theme park offers so much fun it’s definitely not to be missed! Located just off the Bruce Highway at Glenview, Aussie World boasts a fantastic range of rides, ranging from classic carousels, tea cups and the Little Beaut Toot Toot train for the younger ones, all the way up to the heart-racing SX360 which is sure to give even the most hardened teenager or adult a thrill. The Bombora Bounce ride at Aussie World. The SX360 is actually Australia’s tallest and fa ..read more
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Discover the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
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by Gemma
1y ago
If you’re looking for some inspiration to wrangle the kids away from their screens and spend some time in nature, we have the perfect walk for you. Look no further than Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. This little known, yet beautiful walk is hidden away in Bli Bli and offers the perfect mix of nature, exercise and the opportunity to spot plenty of little creatures. It’s a flat, approximately 1km walk along a 2m-wide wheelchair and stroller accessible raised boardwalk that winds its way through a diverse range of vegetation. Beginning at the small carpark where a small information centre and toile ..read more
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7 experiences you shouldn’t miss in Rockhampton
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by Gemma
1y ago
Rockhampton offers a wealth of diverse experiences that shouldn’t be missed. Ranging from Aboriginal cultural tours, to fossicking for 120-million-year-old Thundereggs, it’s incredible that one city has such a breadth for unique activities for all interests and ages. The giant dugong at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Dreamtime Cultural Centre Gain a valuable insight into both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Time your visit with the daily guided tour and you’ll be intrigued by fascinating stories about the Karingbal and Bidjara people’s ancie ..read more
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How to spend 3 days exploring Rockhampton
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by Gemma
1y ago
Rockhampton is a true gem of Central Queensland. Often mistakenly overlooked on driving holidays as travellers race up and down the state, we’re here to tell you it’s time to press pause and spend a few days exploring this beautiful city. In fact, our 3-day itinerary packs so much punch, we wouldn’t be surprised if you end up extending your stay so you can experience all the unique, ‘must do’ experiences that Rockhampton has to offer! Day One It’s only appropriate that we start our tour of Rockhampton, which is located on Darumbal land, at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Make sure to time ..read more
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9 free fun things to do in Rockhampton
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by Gemma
1y ago
Rockhampton is home to a diverse range of attractions and sights, but equally exciting is how many of them are free to visit! There aren’t many things in life that you can honestly say are “free”, and we all know how travel expenses can quickly add up. But in Rockhampton you – and your hip pocket – can relax, as there are an impressive range of activities that won’t cost you a thing. 1. Visit the Rockhampton Zoo Top of the list is Rockhampton Zoo! Every time we visit the area we make a beeline for the zoo. It amazes us that such an impressive range of animals are on offer at a free zoo. Yes, i ..read more
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Where to pick your own strawberries
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by Gemma
1y ago
Want to pick your own strawberries? After all, it doesn’t get much better than enjoying sweet sun-ripened berries straight from the patch. Lucky for us on the Sunshine Coast, there is a number of working farms that open up a few of their fields for this fantastic and family-friendly experience. So why not teach the kids exactly where their food comes from, while letting them sample the fruits of their labour. WHERE TO PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: MCMARTINS FARM  WHERE: 105 Sports Rd, Bli Bli (the driveway to the property is just beside the carpark for the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary.) PYO ..read more
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41 fun FREE things to do with kids on the Sunshine Coast
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by Gemma
1y ago
Looking for ideas for fun free things to do with kids on the Sunshine Coast? We asked our children for their top recommendations for awesome activities that won’t cost you a thing! 41 fun FREE things to do with kids on the Sunshine Coast: 1/ Take a bike ride along the coastal pathway (there is a great section from Yaroomba to Mudjimba that is flat and pretty quiet, so perfect for young riders.) 2/ Go plane spotting on Marcoola Beach. The Lake MacDonald Amphitheatre in the Noosa Botanic Gardens. 3/ Take a wander around the Lake McDonald Botanic Gardens and see how many different flowers or bi ..read more
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