Tag: Beach

Magnetised to Magnetic Island

BUTTERFLIES AND BOX WINE Magnetic Island, or Maggie as some call it, was named after a belief that the large boulders strewn all over the island held magnetic properties. It is now still suited to the name due to its ‘pull’ on tourist to the island for a relaxing getaway. With numerous beautiful bays and Read More …

Recharge & Routines in Airlie Beach

RECAP, RECHARGE AND ROUTINES After returning from my 3 day, 3 night sailing trip on the Whitsundays (see Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions) I decided to stay in Airlie Beach for a few days to recharge and get a bit of routine back in my life. It was hard keeping up with my blog posts, Read More …

Nature-loving in Noosa

FROM LONG COASTAL TREKS TO LARGE WEEKEND MARKETS From pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and lush, tropical rainforests to sophisticated shopping and delectable dining, Noosa has it all. I spent a number of days exploring the natural beauty of the popular resort town, relaxing on the beach, SUP boarding along the river and trekking across Read More …

Curious about Caloundra

SEAGULLS & SUNSETS SOUTH OF THE SUNSHINE COAST Caloundra – the southernmost community on the sunshine coast and Australia’s tidiest town–surprised me by its unpredicted beauty. I arrived in this seemly dull coastal town; eager to get back to the beach life I had left before heading off to Brisbane (see Brisbane Big City Blues). Read More …

Caught the clouds in Coolangatta

SUNRISE MISSION AND GOLD COAST EXPEDITION Coolangatta, the southernmost seaside town of the Gold Coast and of Queensland sits north of the New South Wales border. Arriving here late on a Monday night, and only staying a few days, Coolangatta (referred to by locals as Cooly) somehow seemed more laid-back and calm than Byron Bay. Read More …

Barefoot in Byron Bay

WEEPING EYES AND HEARTBREAKING GOODBYES A place drenched in beauty, escapism and barefoot beach bums. A place where those who pass through always stay longer than intended – whether it be for a couple days, a week or more. I stayed for four months (see Byron Bay Bliss). I have spoken to many travellers passing through this Read More …

Byron Bay Bliss

DAY TIME ADVENTURES AND LATE NIGHT BENDERS Byron Bay – a place where time moves so slow, yet days go by so fast; a place where doing nothing at all day counts for something more; it’s a place where living in a van is pretty much the norm and where wearing shoes is not; it’s Read More …