Glistening gold in the countryside

This one is special because it is not actually a destination that can be travelled to unless you are part of the Australian downhill riding competitions, or the owners of this particular piece of land. Located in Ferny Glen, near the famous Killarney Glen heart-shaped waterfall, this property houses one of the most fun, well …

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Caloundra

Set into the coastline of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is one of the most unique beaches that I have ever seen. While it is not uncommon for beaches along the Australian coastline to sweep in from the ocean into little channels, forming canals (or coastal creeks). What makes Caloundra so special is that the ocean …

Coolangatta

Coolangatta beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Gold Coast in Australia. The photograph shown was taken on an abundantly clear day when the tide was relatively low. I have never seen the water so clear. The water is generally clear regardless of when you go, but I was standing in water …

Moonlight Crag

Australia has what sometimes feels like an abundance of national parks. Queensland has — arguably — the best of them. The Sunshine State is home to national parks that are so expansive that there are multiple entry points into them. Some of these entries take sometimes up to an hour or two to get from one point to the …

The Natural Bridge

One of the most picturesque hikes around Brisbane is in Springbrook, off the Gold Coast hinterland. If you drive up into the mountains, you’ll take winding roads through farms and forests — the drive alone is worth the trip. If you’d like to, in the same day you can also go to another trail in Springbrook (Purling …