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.
There really is nothing nicer than winter sunshine on the Gold Coast and believe me we get more than our fair share of these types of days. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy physical exercise without the excessive heat and humidity that we experience during the long summer months.
Here on the Gold Coast we are not only blessed with a wide selection of stunning beaches – twenty at least, but we also have two wonderful estuary creeks that provide a safe haven for all types of water activities.
It is true that sometimes what is right in our backyard we are completely oblivious to. For example I never knew that this fabulous local natural attraction called Killarney Glen even existed until a few months ago.
With more than 37 km of unspoilt coastline, quiet estuaries, charming villages and a subtropical climate, the Tweed Coast drive is a comfortable distance from the Gold Coast just across the New South Wales/Queensland border in Australia. After you cross the Tweed River you take the Tweed Coast Road exit off the highway at Chinderah and…
Day trips out of the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland are plentiful. We are spoilt for choice with quirky little surfing hotspots, family seaside villages on ocean estuaries, the lush green cauldron, mountain vistas, thundering waterfalls, heritage-listed rainforests, farmgate produce and vineyards.