Posts Tagged ‘Queensland’

Sunrise at Heart Hotel and Gallery, Airlie Beach

Way to glow in the Whitsundays

In my decidedly inexpert opinion, holidays are the fountain of youth. Research shows that holidays can cut blood pressure, aid in better sleep better and relieve stress. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that nothing gives one a natural glow quite like a few days of sun and sea. And, as a […] Read more…

Family fun in the lagoon pool at Big 4 Adventure Whitsundays Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort with kids

It has only been a few months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays with ferocious force, but we’ve already revisited several times to soak up the sun, sand and a little family fun. And while the area has certainly undergone something of an environmental makeover, I can happily confirm that Airlie Beach, the gateway […] Read more…

Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach with Kids

Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach with kids

Airlie Beach is a small beachside town with a big village atmosphere and the perfect spot for families to access the extraordinary Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. And, we’re happy to report that, despite Cyclone Debbie’s tempestuous tantrum, it is a patch of paradise that is as beautiful and welcoming as ever, as we discovered during […] Read more…

Whitehaven Beach : Whitsunday Islands by Kids. BoyEatsWorld

He said, she said: The Whitsunday Islands by kids

The deep sapphire of the sea, the green of the islands and the reef’s fusion of fifty shades of blue make the Whitsunday Islands beautiful beyond description. Long term fans of the gorgeous area, we certainly didn’t need to be asked twice for a return visit.  And though between visits Cyclone Debbie’s dramatic environmental makeover wreaked much […] Read more…

Seduced by South Bank, Brisbane

Seduced by South Bank, Brisbane

Brisbane, you’ve changed. I mean, come on, it has only been a couple of years between dates but while my back is turned, you’ve gone and turned into a whole new city, flirting with other visitors and flashing your new boutique restaurants, cool craft breweries, and sexy small bars. And don’t even get me started […] 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…

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saver training #escapers15

#Escapers15 – This is Queensland

From sizzling Singapore to the Sunshine State! #Escapers15 has seen all nine teams from around Asia Pacific Scoot in to Queensland in absolute style to continue our amazing race for the social media set. The overnight flight in Scoot’s ScootinSilence quiet zone not only meant loads of extra legroom but a blissfully peaceful flight, so we’re all pretty […] Read more…