Blogs from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 10


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 3rd 2013

I started my day with a ride in my uncles 1966 Ford Mustang which he has maintained for a number of years. Its his pride and joy and its really cool. Later that morning we collected my cousin Harry and we went to Mt. Coot-tha where there is a fantastic lookout point which gives you a great view of Brisbane. We stopped for a milk shake and I tried my first pink magnum lolly. From there we went on to Simpson's Waterfall and although we did not reach it because the walk was too long we did walk along part of the river bed on the rocks that border each side. Harry and I then played football and saw a goanna in a tree. A goanna is a large lizard which can grow up to 4 ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 2nd 2013

Today I went with my cousin Harry to Redcliffe which is a town on Moreton Bay. I spent most of the day climbing the rocks along the waters edge looking for fish and crabs. A fisherman gave me and my cousin some bait for crabs. The bait was herring. Whilst crab fishing I also went digging for rock crystal and I found some rose quartz and crystal. There were some peilicans flying about. The beach area was a large park called Pelican Park. I then went to see the house where the Bee Gees lived and in the town there is a memorial to them with pictures and names of some of their famous songs. When I got home I had to get ready to see the Outback Spectacular which is about a famous race horse ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 1st 2013

Today I went to the Gold Coast and en route I stopped at the Strawberry Farm for a special strawberry sundae. When I got to the Gold Coast I stopped at Surfers Paradise where I went for a swim in the South Pacific Ocean to jump some big waves. There was a helicopter flying over as people were swimming to look out for sharks because they often get washed up to shore because of the cyclones. There were lifeguards patrolling the beach for any danger and shark nets around the beach area just out to sea a little. I left Surfers Paradise and went to Burleigh Heads further along the coast for lunch and then we did some shopping where I bought some goggles, togs and a rash shirt. When I got back home I did ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 30th 2013

Today I went to southbank and had a look at all the the attractions, one of the attractions i saw was a building of which batman was filmed. Shortly after that we had lunch at subway, my order was a 6inch pepperoni and salami with cucumber, onion, lettuce and sweet chili sauce. when we made our way home we all got ready to go out for a meal because it was my aunty jeanys birthday.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 29th 2013

When I awoke I discovered I was visiting lone pine sanctuary and in the evening watching the local football team Brisbane Roar play Sydney FC. At the sanctuary I saw koalas, birds of prey and dingos. i also saw a variety of different reptiles and amphibians. In the evening, after buying a roar shirt, We parked the car and walked to suncorp stadium. After my long walk I sat down In the stadium ready for the match to start. when the energetic, jaw dropping game finished the winner of the match was Brisbane Roar who won 3-1. del piero (a legend who previously had a brilliant career at juventus for being the best striker in history) Scored Sydney's only goal from the penalty kick.... read more


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 29th 2013

Today i had a family gathering. All of the family came over to Jeanys for a BBQ and a social conversation. I was playing football with the boys Harrison, Will and Samuel. Me and Harrison won 5-2 against the boys and their dad Bradley. After stopping for lunch we all got kitted up for the pool. In the pool we played pool war, the aim of the game is kill your opponent with the pool toys, we were in and out off the pool all day. We were either playing football or playing pool games in the pool.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 28th 2013

The previous two entries may have been published the wrong way round, but this is the last Australian blog. We arrived in Brisbane on Friday, and stayed in the centre, near Roma St station. On Saturday we took a train from Brisbane along the Gold Coast to Robina, and from there took a bus to Surfers Paradise. A lot of high rise buildings, very busy, but it's the surf that everyone is here for and the surf looked great. On Sunday we took advantage of a really good service that Brisbane tourist office offers, and that is "greeters" who are volunteers that take you on a guided tour of the city. It was very useful and interesting, a good ferry service to get around Brisbane which is built on a river. They have a city "beach", ... read more
Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 28th 2013

I am now in Australia. The 14 hour flight turned into a 6 hour flight for me because I was asleep for the majority of the time. I am now waiting for my flight to Brisbane. When my plane come they supplied everyone with an iPad. I watched Mr Bean the whole way. when I arrived I saw Jeany and Tony waiting for me with my luggage. She drove us back to her house and took me to my room. When I got settled in I played some football and I had a swim were I won a 10 Australian dollars (for swimming a length). After a long day I went to bed earlier (5:30) for a good nights sleep.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 25th 2013

Dear Grace and Mag, Been to couple of places since my last entry in Sydney but a couple of places I just passed through. First I stopped in Byron Bay for 3 nights where I was still in the state of New South Wales not Queensland. It's a small little town where a lot of people go for surfing and chilling on the beach and going out. I went out one night and the place was so busy because it was really small. I did have a good night though. I met two lovely girls (Sophie and Nikki) on the overnight bus from Sydney and although we weren't staying in the same hostel I met up with them. One of the days I hired and bicycle from the hostel - they were a really funny shape ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 20th 2013

This next leg of our adventure involves the central east coast of Australia, using Brisbane as a hub. As the country is so massive, our plan to try and tackle the enormous distances involved includes flying up the east coast, taking a coach trip up the middle - after some more flying to get there - and then driving up and down the west coast, using Perth as another hub. It feels like a bit of an epic journey, and in hindsight we're covering off 4 out of 5 states and ignoring Adelaide/South Australia, but it was the best route we could come up with at the time! To kick off, we flew from Melbourne to Brisbane on Tiger Airways and made our way to a random industrial estate near the airport to pick up a ... read more
Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise beach has been washed away
Cape Byron - most easterly point
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