Australia’s Places

Mt Tamborine

Mount Tamborine is known as the ‘Green behind the Gold’ because it’s very green and is just behind the Gold Coast, which is very gold. Sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s one of the wonders of Australia that so many of our golden beaches on our almost never ending coastline have stunning and lush [...]

range

A couple of weeks ago in my post called Things To Do In and Around Coffs Harbour I put up a photograph of Dangar Falls which are in Dorrigo. I also posted two photographs of The Great Dividing Range, one of which looked like this… Dorrigo itself is in the Great Dividing Range, specifically the [...]

outback

About a month ago I wrote an article called Driving Out Of Town in Australia when I posted pictures of roads as I, you’ve guessed it, drove out of town. The towns, well cities, I drove out of were Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. Regular reader djmcbell noted in the comments that there weren’t very many [...]

country roads

As you know, a couple of weeks ago we had a holiday in Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales coast. We’d driven down using the motorway, known as the Pacific Highway and also Highway 1. I’ve written about that road before and added a video about it in my post called I Love The [...]

Dangar Falls

As you drive into Coffs Harbour, one of the first things you will notice is the Big Banana, mostly because, well, there is a big banana… As usual, you can click on any of these images to enlarge them. The kids spent a thoroughly enjoyable four hours in the Big Banana, they just loved the [...]

Diggers-Beach

Coffs Harbour is about a five hour drive south of Brisbane on the New South Wales coast. It is not a big town, it has a population of about 45,000 and has a reasonably ordinary looking town centre. Coffs, as it is known, is where we decided to spend a one-week summer holiday this year. [...]

places

As you probably know, I write a regular monthly article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Recently they asked me if I could write a roundup of top places to live down under for a supplement they were including with their October edition. “Oh, and try to make it humorous will you?” they said. So [...]

countryside

Any of you who live in the UK will know that if you decide to drive out of town, it is usually not long before you are driving into another town. Where I used to live, for example, if I drove out of town in any one of four different directions, within 10 minutes I [...]