Well, it is coming up to that time of year again. When all the lovers get together and showcase their private life in public... but hey, if you're into it, who am I to judge?
For all the love struck peeps out there I have put together a list of the most romantic spots on the Gold Coast where you can wine and dine like the true champion you are, I have also broken the categories up to cater for every wallet size. There is no need to spend big to show the one you love that you care, it is the effort my dears, the effort is all that matters! Also, spending big can work just as well....
We went chasing waterfalls over the holidays and it was pure heaven! The National Parks in Queensland are so ancient, world heritage listed and magical that they are a must visit if your here in Australia.
Springbrook National Park is on the top of the 'best waterfall's list' for me, being 109m in height and flowing over a stunning basalt lava rock. (remanent of a freaking huge volcano that spanned a total of 80km over 23 million years ago) The flora and fauna along the stunning hike are worth the trek alone, you will feel wrapped in nature from your first step.
I am a brand new resident of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Australia. My partner and I decided to try a new part of Australia to live in, after spending 2 years abroad. We chose Burleigh Heads to live because of the beautiful weather, great surf and awesome community vibe. But, we have found a few more treasures amongst this town and the surrounding beach side hubs. From hidden back alley bars, weekend markets and secret beach hangouts - this neck of the Gold Coast has everything you may need. So, here are my best bits of Burleigh - let me know if you love them too!
Being new to the Gold Coast, I thought I better start doing some weekend exploring. So - Last Saturday we drove up to the Lamington National Park in Binna Burra, Queensland.
This National Park is home to lush green rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area an outstanding place to visit. Prior to European settlement, the Lamington region had been inhabited by Aboriginal people of the Yugambeh language for thousands of years. The Yugambeh group inhabited the Gold Coast and hinterland, roughly between the Logan and Tweed rivers. This group lived as distinct family tribes in various regions, although interaction between them was well established. The family tribes that lived closest to Lamington National Park are the Birinburra, Kombumerri, Wangerriburra and Migunberri people.
Spending two years travelling/living abroad was incredible. An experience and education I would never trade for anything.
But, everything good comes to an end, and as one adventure ends another always begins. Heading home to Australia was super exciting and nerve racking at the same time.
I had a few things running through my head, "Are we ready for 'normal' life again?', "What is normal?", "Where do we want to live in Australia?" and of course "When are we going to travel again?"