- Thirlmere Trainworks 2016
- Parramatta, NSW. Riding the Rails of Yesteryear
- Trawling for Scones in the Wake of the Southern Aurora.
- 2014 New Years Escape: Coming Full Circle.
- Wallabadah, NSW. Racing Headlong into the New Year
- Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Cruising aboard the Southern Aurora
- Taree, NSW. A Voice in the Wilderness
- Tower of London, England. Tales of Treasure, Murder & Mayhem ****4stars
- St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Simply Stunning *****5 stars.
- The Dawn of Sconeology
- Canberra, ACT. Turner from the Tate.
- Mt Tongariro, N.Z. The Joys of Rocks, Rubble & the Rest *****5 stars
- Mt Tongariro, N.Z. Rising to the Challenge *****5 stars.
- Mt Tongariro, N.Z. Sharing Life’s Joys and Challenges****5 stars
- Mt Ruapehu, N.Z. Enjoying the Silica Rapids Walk****4 stars
- Mt Ruapehu, N.Z. Patience Duly Rewarded ****4stars.
- Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu, N.Z. Patience Rewarded****4 stars
- Auckland-National Park, NZ. Train Spirals on Kiwi Rail’s Northern Explorer ****4stars
- Sydney Harbour, NSW. All Aboard ‘HMB Endeavour’ ****4 stars
- North Island, New Zealand. Assorted Scone Adventures 2013.
- Alice Springs
- Ayers Rock
- Blue Mountains
- Cairns-Port Douglas
- Central Australia
- DIY Tea
- Fraser island
- High Tea
- Hunter Valley
- Jervis Bay
- Kata Tjuta
- Kings Canyon
- National Parks
- New England
- New South Wales
- New Zealand
- North Island
- Simpsons Gap
- South Australia
- South Island
- Southern Highlands
- Standley Chasm
- The Olgas
- Tongariro National Park
- Top End
- Train Trips
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Heading back home after 2000km on Queensland Rail.
What an adventure! As a train travel novice this journey was an unknown to me. Most of Queensland’s east coast was also unknown to me. Looking back, the first change I would make would be to take an ipad … Continue reading
Posted in Cairns-Port Douglas, Fraser island, Queensland, Townsville, Whitsundays Tagged airlie, beach, brisbane, Cairns, fraser island, Gold Coast, noosa, port douglas, queensland, rail, sunlander, tilt, townsville Leave a comment
Springbrook, Gold Coast, Qld. Such an Elusive High Tea.
Natural Bridge Peek-a-Boo Heading into the Gold Coast Hinterland to the Natural Bridge at the Springbrook National Park. Here’s a map and info. A Walking Circuit takes you through the forest to the arched cave where the water plunges … Continue reading
Posted in Bushwalk, High Tea, Queensland, Waterfalls Tagged glow worms, Gold Coast, high tea, mudgeeraba, national park, natural bridge, Old Tea house Gallery, Springbrook Leave a comment
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Qld. At Last a Beach!
My Kingdom for a Beach and a High Tea! Forgotten just how wonderful it is to have such a beautifully long beach. I’ve come all the way down the coast from Cairns and although there were plenty of beaches, there’s … Continue reading
Posted in Queensland Tagged Coolum, Cruise, Gold Coast, Harley, high tea, hyatt, Main Beach, marriott, Old Tea house Gallery, queensland, Royal Pines, Tea & Niceties, versace Leave a comment
Fraser Island -Hervey Bay -Maryborough & Tilt Train to Brisbane -Express to Nerang -Gold Coast, Qld. 9 hrs & 375km.
A Very Long Way for a Coffee and No Scones! 7.50 am. Ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay. 8.40 am. Bus from River Heads, Hervey Bay to Pialba, Hervey Bay. 9.50 am. Bus Pialba, Hervey Bay to Maryborough West … Continue reading
Posted in Queensland, Train Trips Tagged queensland, rail, tilt, train Leave a comment
Fraser Island, Qld. Peter Myers’ Glorious Photography and the Marvellous Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Snap Happy at the Kingfisher Bay Resort! Don’t wast time unpacking, this is photographer’s paradise. Head down to the jetty for those marvellous sunset scenes. Can you take too many sunsets? Never! First thing next morning, we’re paddling a … Continue reading
Posted in Canoe/kayaking, Fraser island, Queensland, Tour Tagged canoe, eco, festival, fraser island, king fisher bay resort, paddling, peter meyers, photography, sunset, tour, whale, Winnie the pooh 1 Comment
Fraser Island, Qld. The Maheno Shipwreck.
Unloved, Unwanted but Undeterred. The Maheno has been slowly rusting away on the shores of Fraser Island since 1935. She was being towed to Japan for scrap and came adrift. Nobody wanted to pay to salvage her so she was … Continue reading
Posted in Fraser island, Queensland, Tour Tagged commando, fraser island, history, images, kingfisher bay resort, maheno, national library of australia, shipwreck Leave a comment
Fraser Island, Qld. A Spectacular Day Trip.****4stars
A Magical, Whale of a Time! After a hearty breakfast at Kingfisher Bay Resort we joined the Beauty Spots 4WD Eco tour to explore Fraser Island. Glad we weren’t driving, it was hard work at times, even for our most … Continue reading
Posted in Fraser island, Queensland, Tour Tagged australian geographic, eco, fraser, ipad, island, kingfisher bay resort, lake, mackenzie, maheno, photography, pinnacles, shipwreck, tour, walking, whale Leave a comment
Sydney Opera House. Nick Cave’s ‘The Ship Song’. Stunning.
Check out this video on You Tube showcasing a variety of performers and the Sydney Opera House, and the behind the scenes video too. Here’s Nick Cave singing the original and the words. Doesn’t seem to be on itunes yet. Fantastic Graphic! Come … Continue reading
Posted in Sydney, Theatre Tagged nick cave, opera house, ships song, sydney, sydney opera house, video, you tube Leave a comment
QVB Sydney, NSW. Old Vienna doorstop scones. **2stars
Savouring the August Sunshine Beautiful day in Sydney so I caught a train to Town Hall and visited the Queen Victoria Building to investigate the Old Vienna Coffee House on Level 1. Ordered a Devonshire tea but extra hot water for black … Continue reading
Posted in New South Wales, Scones, Sydney Tagged circular quay, city extra, old vienna, opera house, qvb, sydney 1 Comment