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Coolum Love and eateries at Coolum Beach, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

Coolum Love and Where to Eat in Coolum Beach, Queensland

Here’s a shout out to some scrumptious eateries at Coolum, Queensland. I was lucky to enjoy a girl’s getaway for a friend’s 50th. Needless to say, we weren’t cooking! So I can give you the rundown on where we ate in Coolum. My Place – thank you for your tapas, cocktails and friendly service. Everyone raved about the garlic prawn hotpot and the linguini marinara. I loved the koftas, garlicky edamame beans and garlic pizza. I tried the passion fruit and Coolum Love cocktails – they were delightful, too! Bombay Bliss brought on the curries and naan. Yum. In our

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Cliff Boardwalk, Coolum Beach, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

Days out: Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk, Coolum Beach, Queensland

Check our Instagram page to see more of the Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk – what a beautiful beach to walk on. It was great to see Nippers out training and so many enjoying the location on the popular Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. If you are staying at Coolum, try to walk up for sunset as well as a sunrise or earlier morning walk. On my morning stroll – I firstly walked north, then back south, up the boardwalk to Wilkinson Park on top of the headland and was rewarded with a whale splashing! There are tables, chairs, toilets and a

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Lake Clarendon Reserve - image @ledantecphotography
Camping

Free camp at Gatton, Queensland, has reopened

Lake Clarendon Reserve – image @ledantecphotography After Lake Clarendon Reserve closed due to Covid restrictions – it is now all open and operational again. Provided by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, this pet friendly site has a 48 hour limit, accessible eco toilet, BBQs and picnic tables/shade shelter. There is mobile coverage, and some shade. The dam supplies water to the Central Lockyer Irrigation Scheme, and is currently very low. Please note, there are frequent closures when the dam levels become unsuitable for recreation. You’ll be able to relax to beautiful sunsets here, and there is a walking trail adjacent to the

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Coolum Beach Holiday Park, Coolum, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

Coolum Beach Holiday Park, Coolum, Queensland

I visited Coolum last week and checked out the only Coolum caravan park – and it’s a beautiful one in a brilliant location. With at least 3 beach entrances, the surf and sand are right on your doorstep! There’s a park and playground on either side – outside the park. A bottle-o, supermarket, shops and eateries are over the road- plus the Coolum Surf Club next door. Bring your bike as you can cycle or walk both north and south on the coast path. Plus you can climb Mt Coolum. When we stayed, the kids loved having the shops so

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CAMPS at Lake Bindegolly QLD
Camping

Free camp beside Lake Bindegolly, Queensland

CAMPS at Lake Bindegolly QLD Have you visited Lake Bindegolly, east of #Thargomindah and west of #Eulo #QLD ? North of the #Cunnamulla Road (aptly named Adventure Way) is the National Park day use area with walks and a hide for bird watching. Flowers were already blooming when we were there and we saw one couple walking the 9 km grade 4 circuit. Drive further west and on the left you’ll see a sign “Bush Camp” – there are sites everywhere. No facilities – but water views! In fact there are three separate lakes Bindegolly, Toomaroo and Hutchinson in Lake

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Thallon Silo
Camping

Queensland Routes: St George – Nindigully – Thallon – Dirranbandi – Bollon

Thallon Silo As we headed outback this winter, instead of forging due west from St George, we took a detour – full of gems! Murray the Cod St George We followed the Balonne River into town, stopping at the Beardmore Dam picnic area for lunch. There are four caravan parks in town – we chose the Pelican’s Rest Caravan Park just east of town on the Cararnvon Highway. St George Caravan Park is opposite the bridge and Major Mitchell Monument. You’ll also find Murray the Cod here. The Riverway really makes the most of the Balonne with walkways and picnic

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The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland
General

See highlights from our south west Queensland trip

The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland This is what we have in store for you in this newsletter: a route we definitely recommend, how a popular site has been upgraded, and still remains free/donation, a free camp plus can you guess a location? I also list some of my favourite reads for your trips – make sure you tell us yours!  All of these places were part of our South West Queensland winter adventure, and oh, we’d love to back out there! It looks like we won’t have our two in NSW and ACT home to Queensland for uni holidays. Mum is

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Chinchilla Weir QLD
Camping

Chinchilla Weir, Queensland reopens

Just returned from our south west Queensland winter adventure, our first night was spent in Chinchilla, home of the Watermelon Festival. One of the most well known spots is Chinchilla Weir on the Condamine River, where we stopped in for lunch. At the time, upgrades to the new camping area were still under construction and they opened mid July. Council partnered with the Australian Government to fast-track a $1.9 million revamp as part of its COVID-19 Recovery Package which includes a new waterside camp kitchen, fire pits, bin enclosures, shelters, picnic seating, barbeques and signage. Even the weather didn’t dampen the brand-new shine of the facilities near the boat ramp.

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