For a change of scenery and to breakup the relatively short winter season we experience here in South East Queensland, there is nothing better than a weekend escape to somewhere cosy. I have come up with some of the best cosy winter retreats in South East Queensland for you to contemplate whilst you’re shivering and…
Increasing in numbers by the week are The Brekkie Set spending Saturdays and Sundays trawling the cafes and coffee shops on the Gold Coast for a delicious first meal of the day.
Pottsville is a perfect place for families with the calm water, sandy beach Mooball Creek; an awesome spot for kayakers, fishermen and surfers; and a nature-lover’s paradise.
You don’t need to go chasing waterfalls in the Gold Coast Hinterland because they are very easy to access, with most being only a short bushwalk through the rainforest.
For those of you who like to get out into the great outdoors and keep active during your visit to the Gold Coast there are plenty of walking tracks.
Only an hour drive south from us is the lovely little coastal and riverside village of Brunswick Head on the far north coast of NSW. It is a place we have visited on many occasions over the years and always enjoyed its laid-back vibe and peaceful ambience.
The Gold Coast is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches with 21 stunning golden sand beaches from Rainbow Bay in the south to Southport Spit in the north.
If you enjoy a coastal ride on a nice smooth pathway then I highly recommend a cycle from the very picturesque Salt Village along Casuarina to another gorgeous little beachside village – Cabarita Beach.
North Straddie is blessed with white sandy beaches, magnificent inland lakes, hidden waterways and scenic walks.
Cooly now features world-class oceanfront hotels, restaurants and clubs and is still as popular as ever as a holiday destination. However in some ways it still exudes the charm of the beachside holiday from yesteryear.