An Afternoon at the Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, Australia

Black Duck beer paddle

Port Macquarie is a small-ish town about 4 hours’ drive north of Sydney, Australia. The population is roughly 46,000, so you wouldn’t think there’s much going on here. Yet, for such a small population, they have not one, not two, but three breweries! Mark and I only had time to visit one, though. The one … Read more An Afternoon at the Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, Australia

How to Feed a Kangaroo and Other Lessons at the Australia Zoo

koala at australia zoo

With over 100 zoos, wildlife refuges and sanctuaries scattered across Australia, and limited time to see everything, it can be difficult to decide which ones are worth visiting. But after a bit of research, one choice stood out for us as a “must see”: the Australia Zoo. The Australia Zoo was, of course, made famous … Read more How to Feed a Kangaroo and Other Lessons at the Australia Zoo

5 Cool Things to See on Tamborine Mountain

tamborine mountain water dragon australia

Tamborine Mountain is a plateau located in Southeast Queensland, Australia, about 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise. We visited the area on a day trip from Surfers. Once we got there, we realized that it was impossible to see all the sights in one day. With limited time, we had to choose our experiences wisely. So, without further … Read more 5 Cool Things to See on Tamborine Mountain

Liqueur Tasting at Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery liqueur tasting

Australia is, of course world-famous for its amazing wines. But did you know they also have some wonderful distilleries? My husband and I got the opportunity to visit one of them in November – the Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Tamborine Mountain is located in South East Queensland in the Gold Coast Hinterland region. It’s about a … Read more Liqueur Tasting at Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Discovering the Flying Foxes of Australia

Wingham Brush flying foxes

Australia is well known for its amazing, diverse and unique wildlife. And when you think of Australian wildlife, you probably automatically picture koalas, kangaroos, wallabys, and dingoes. But one of the more incredible and underrated creatures Down Under, is the flying fox. With a name like flying fox, you might imagine this to be a … Read more Discovering the Flying Foxes of Australia

A Day Trip Through the Hunter Valley Wine Region

Hunter Valley

What better way to spend a birthday than to take in a winery tour in a foreign country? That’s what my husband and I did this November for our respective birthdays. We just *happened* to be in Australia for our birthdays, which, of course is a fabulous place for wineries and picturesque vineyards. We were staying … Read more A Day Trip Through the Hunter Valley Wine Region

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