Australia

Snuggling up for movies at the Novotel

Oh, my Darling: A Novotel Staycation

The winter blues make the best of us over-sleep and over-eat.  But rather than fighting it we’ve decided to embrace the over-indulgence with a weekend away, at home. As the school holidays approach, the kids are getting a little tired and crabby. And so am I because a couple of whiney-arsed kids will do that to […] Read more…

Blue eyes in the stunning blue water surrounding Green Island Cairns

Cairns with Kids: Fierce creatures on Green Island

Having visited The Reef several times, I know there is a risk, despite it’s beauty, that the kids could get hot, tired and whiney spending a whole day on the water. And that the long boat trip required to reach the reef may result in those convenient on board sick bags being activated! So, to experience a little reef magic while keeping […] Read more…

Didgeridoo player at Tjabukai

Cairns with kids: Tjapukai Nightfire

Given their mother’s rampant bleeding heart hippie Kool Aid supping ways, there was never a chance our kids would grow up without respect and recognition of Indigenous Australians. But Raffles has surprised me with his passion for Aboriginal culture. We’re more than happy to indulge his cultural quest for knowledge and, wherever possible on our travels around Australia, expose him […] Read more…

A pretty specactular start to our morning at the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

Wild adventures and water fun in Cairns with kids

Nothing says “relaxing family holiday” quite like seeing your seven-year old son dangle over a live and hungry four-metre crocodile. Ok, so maybe gorgeous weather, crystal clear water, coral-strewn reefs, salt-water lagoons, lush rainforests, and an embarrassment of kid-friendly activities are more up your family holiday alley. Whatever floats your holiday boat, there’s no denying […] Read more…

Stunning street art in Toowoomba by Adnate

Time travel in Toowoomba with kids

Toowoomba, it must be said, is something of a Tardis. It’s perfectly preserved 19th century buildings and heritage listed 96-year-old dunny could easily convince us that we’ve stepped back in time. But to shake things up, they share a postcode with modern street art, a great food scene, cutting edge stores and state-of-the art playgrounds that have […] Read more…

Extraordinary sunset at Tali Wiru Uluru

Romancing the stone at Tali Wiru Uluru

I’ll never forget my first time. I was just 17. It was in the back of a car, my body glistening with perspiration from the heat, my heart beating with excitement. It was everything it had been cracked up to be and more. My first sight of Uluru. One moment ochre-brown, the next blazing red, […] Read more…

Our view from Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Crowne Plaza Coogee Staycation

After our recent travels, you might think the Eats Worlds would be happy with a bit of time at home. But you’d be wrong. Our feet are still itching and the siren call of a school holiday getaway, of hotel breakfast buffets, room service and frolicking on a sunny beach is almost deafening… as is the […] Read more…

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