Stradbroke Island


Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in the November issue of last year. I usually like to put these articles online about a month after they’ve appeared in print, so I’m running behind. We can catch up over the next few weeks, but for [...]

Phillip Island

One of Melbourne’s main attractions is Phillip Island. Phillip Island is about 90 minutes drive from the city and in my head I imagined it would be something like Brisbane’s Stradbroke Island. You know Straddie… It’s North Stradbroke Island Week Here on BobinOz North Stradbroke Island: Day Two Why I Never Took to Train Spotting [...]


As you probably know, each month I write an article for Australia and New Zealand magazine, available at a newsagent near you for just £3.99. That is, of course, as long as ‘you’ live in the UK. But many of you don’t, and maybe some of those of you who do, don’t actually buy the [...]

whale watching

Last week I presented you with a very long list of things to do with your kids during the school holidays. But for as long as that list was, it didn’t cover everything, as we proved on Friday. Because on Friday, we went whale watching at Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island. Turns out that Point [...]