Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland townships of Montville and Maleny do not suffer from a shortage of delicious food or beautiful views. We were spoilt for choice with the best restaurants, cafes and B&Bs in town spruiking their ocean or hinterland views at every turn. Although these stunning panoramas never get old, if you’re in the mountains for the weekend visit Flame Hill Winery in Montville … Continue reading Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville

The Best Bites in Montville, Sunshine Coast

It’s that time of year when a weekend escape calls for swapping beach trips for crisp days and cool nights rugged up in the mountains. Apart from the spectacular scenery, one of the best things about cool-weather hinterland holidays is the abundance of delicious food & wine at your fingertips. One of my favourite winter breaks in Queensland is in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, in the mountains behind … Continue reading The Best Bites in Montville, Sunshine Coast

18 Awesome Day Trips from Brisbane

Yep, 18. Brisbane is spoilt for choice with stunning day trip options – you won’t believe #18! If you’re visiting for the first time and on a time limit, I’d recommend minimum two days in Brisbane and one or two of these easy day trips – the hard part will be choosing which ones! For things to do while you’re in Queensland‘s capital, check out … Continue reading 18 Awesome Day Trips from Brisbane

September Recap

A year ago this month, I returned from an amazing adventure through France, Italy, Greece & Turkey with my best friend. It seems fitting that this month, I enjoyed more of Australia. I loved every minute of my third trip to Europe, but upon returning home I promised myself that I’d see more of Australia in 2014. This month I’ve enjoyed the warmer weather with … Continue reading September Recap

Stay in Maleny: Roseville House B&B

We spent a weekend away from Brisbane, in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Halfway between Maleny & Montville at Balmoral Lookout, Roseville House enjoys beautiful views over the hinterland out to the ocean. The federation-style Queenslander has been beautiful preserved, with wide verandahs wrapping around most of the house, beautiful communal dining and living rooms and immaculate, flower-filled gardens. We stayed in the Grevillea Cottage, … Continue reading Stay in Maleny: Roseville House B&B

Strawberry picking on the Sunshine Coast

I’ve wanted to visit the Strawberry Fields Farm at Palmview for ages, and the perfect opportunity arose on our drive up to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland this past weekend. David & I were taking a long weekend in the mountain townships of Montville & Maleny and the fields are only a half-hour detour. Read more: Queensland Travel Guide As it turned out, Friday was a … Continue reading Strawberry picking on the Sunshine Coast

10 Amazing Crocodile Facts I learned at Australia Zoo

There is a lot more to Australia Zoo than crocodiles, but it’s these reptilian super hunters which make the zoo famous. I though Steve Irwin, of Crocodile Hunter fame opened the zoo, but it’s been around since the 1970s when it was founded by his parents. It used to be fairly small, with mostly reptiles but today it has animals from Asia, Africa and Australia and … Continue reading 10 Amazing Crocodile Facts I learned at Australia Zoo