Australia’s Places


Time to return to my road trip. Having left Rockhampton and taken the scenic route around the Capricorn Coast, I drove straight past Eungella National Park, arriving in Mackay at around 6 o’clock in the evening. My accommodation was a little bit out of the way, being a fair walk from the centre of town. [...]


If I’m not mistaken, the last time I wrote about the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey was in 2012. Before that, I’d written about it four times, you can access all of those posts from this one called Worlds Most Liveable City is NOT Brisbane? The first time I reported on this survey Melbourne were [...]


A year ago I did a post about City2Surf, The World’s Biggest Fun Run, Probably. This event has been held in Sydney every year since 1971, so yesterday was the 45th run. What’s it like to actually take part in this event though? I don’t know, I’ve never done it, but I know five girls [...]


As you will already know if you read Mondays posts, I didn’t drive directly to Mackay from Rockhampton, I took the scenic route, The Capricorn Coast Tourist Drive. I thoroughly enjoyed the drive, and the whole area along the coastline from Emu Park to Yeppoon. I have no regrets in taking that detour, but had [...]


In Fridays post we looked at Things to Do in and Around Rockhampton, Queensland. The ‘around’ bit was mostly about driving down to the Capricorn Coast and I showed you a few images of the relaxing country drive that takes you there. Here are some more pictures from my Capricorn Coast drive… I should explain [...]


I’ve got a great selection of videos for you today, there’s something for everybody. Well, there is one small proviso to that; you would need to be keen on finding out more about Rockhampton. Having got that out of the way, let’s kick on with the post. On Monday I spoke about the Rockhampton part [...]


We interrupt this road trip for a flashback to a previous road trip. Yes, it’s time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles. With added pictures. Well, we don’t have to fit it all onto one page of a magazine. This article appeared in the magazines May edition this [...]

road trip

Let’s hit the road again. If you remember, Gladstone was the Second Stop on My Queensland Coast Road Trip and from there I headed 110 km further north to Rockhampton. So far on this road trip I had tried to avoid the Bruce Highway where possible, preferring back roads instead. Travelling from Gladstone to Rockhampton [...]