South East Queensland

These articles are about places and events in the area in which I live and love and am very familiar with.

Go Between Bridge, Brisbane – Beware the Troll (sorry, toll!)

Brisbane's Go Between Bridge

Brisbane's Go Between Bridge

About a month ago I wrote about our visits to some of Brisbane’s Markets, one of which was at West End. We live about 45 minutes by car from the Brisbane CBD. Because there is no convenient public transport that would get us to West End, and then on to Coorparoo where we also wanted to go, and then home again, we used the car.

To get from the north side of the Brisbane River to West End by car I used what is known as the Go Between Bridge. I didn’t know at the time it was called the Go Between Bridge, or much about it at all. I just remembered there was some sort of bridge there. [Read more...]

Mount Tamborine Rainforest Chalets

Mount Tamborine

Mount Tamborine view

We weren’t even thinking of going to Mount Tambourine when we left home. We were going to the wineries of Ballandean near Stanthorpe.

We had travelled from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on the north side of Brisbane and on to Highway 13 heading south to go through Beaudesert to Stanthorpe. We actually got to Beaudesert but instead of turning right as we intended, we decided to have a quick look at Mount Tamborine just because it was so close, so we turned left.

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Queensland Floods January 2011

Queensland Floods January 2011

Queensland Floods January 2011

The Queensland floods of January 2011 have not interfered much with the tourism industry other than to make outdoor activities unpleasant during the frequent deluges. For a few days there was major and minor flooding of state roads, but much of that is trafficable at the time of writing (17th Jan), albeit with a good lookout for potholes. Most airports hardly skipped a beat.

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Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast

Alexandra Headland has been known as The Golden Triangle for more than forty years. Not because of any particular links with the drug trade or northern Thailand and Myanmar, but because it was considered to be the prime real estate on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The rugged cliff extending from its surf beach around to Mooloolaba has seen houses and apartments built and demolished and rebuilt to take advantage of the spectacular northerly sea views.

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