Blogs from Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains November 22nd 2018

Day 6: Gladstone/1770/Agnes Water/Hervey Bay (380kms) We left our hostel in Gladstone early in the morning - although it wasn’t as early as we had planned. We wanted to make the most of the free breakfast starting at 7am, thinking we would leave soon after but the hostel staff had been heavily drinking the day before and did not wake up in time. We arrived in Seventeen Seventy in the morning where we met Douwe and the three of us went for a nice coastal walk. We were hot and fancied an ice cream so we stopped in a restaurant in Agnes Water to get an ice cream. We went back on the road, intending to stop in Noosa Heads. After researching accommodation there, we realized most of it was booked and the rest had bad ... read more
Eli Creek, Fraser Island
Lake MacKenzie, Fraser Island
Scenic Lookout, Glasshouse Mountains

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains September 13th 2016

Hi travel followers. We couldn't believe it has been 10 months since our last blog and thought it would be time for an update. Too much has happened and way too many fabulous experiences have occurred to be specific, but if you are not already aware (via Facebook), we have decided to include "house/pet sitting" as part of our travels. What a great opportunity it has been to look after so many diverse homes and most importantly pets. We have sat 5 properties over the last 7 months from Hervey Bay, Boat Harbour, Stoney Shute (Nimbin), The Gap (Brisbane) and now at Stanmore in the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast, with only short breaks between and what a wonderful and rewarding experience it has been. So many lovely people/owners (including neighbours) and their wonderful pets. ... read more
Hervey Bay
My favourite pass time
Lilly on a walk

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains December 19th 2015

Day 20 We got up about 7:15 - the church has virtually no blinds/curtains so the sun was streaming in about 4am thank god BA gave us the freebie masks!! We were both munched to death in the night so went on the look for a pharmacy with no joy so went off to the zoo! We had a fabulous day seeing all the animals and a few shows! Took far too many pictures! Fancy that! We went in the kangaroo areas and gave them a tickle behind the ear'ole very cute! We also had a picture with a koala! Who poo'd on me! Charming! My new love is of Wombats so very cute, so my lovely hubby bought me a cuddly one in the shop and we have called him Willie! :) We came back ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains December 18th 2015

Day 19 Today we got up and cleaned the apartment before checking out and got on the road to the glasshouse mountains! We stopped off at a few beaches to have a paddle and a little walk then got on the highway, to Opals down under! Lots of beautiful stones and a story of one being found in the rubbish pile of somewhere, which actually turns out to be an 18kt opal worth $58,000!!! We then stopped at a little cafe round the corner which was so eccentric in decor, complete with smurf, then I'm sure the Christmas fairy puked up all over it too lol but very cute! A group of German folk singers (complete with outfits) also stopped there for lunch wunderbar! Lol We got back on the road to the glasshouse mountains and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains March 9th 2015

Depuis mon dernier article du nouvel an la vie a continué tranquillement à Perth. Ayant terminé le boulot fin février il était temps que je fasse mes 38 jours qu'il me reste pour valider le visa pour la seconde année. J'ai recherché un endroit pour travailler avec des animaux mais malheureusement je m'y suis prise un peu trop tard et ils n'avaient pas de place pour moi. J'ai donc contacté Parrots in Paradise où j'avais déjà travailler pendant l'hiver. Elle était très contente de m'avoir à nouveau et moi aussi j'étais contente d'y retourner, malgré le fait que j'aurais voulu faire autre chose pour avoir une expérience différente. Me voilà de retour de l'autre côté de l'Australie!!! Le climat est vraiment différent de l'hiver. Il fait encore très chaud (en moyenne 35°C et des fois jusqu'à ... read more

We had a bit of a lie-in and then went into Maleny to find the electric cable. I also managed to find a little steamer to use for reheating food when we have no power. Then we strolled around the centre and I took photos of all the lovely carved roof-animals I could find, including an elephant, a gorilla, a kiwi, a dingo, several possums, a rooster, a black cockatoo, a bilby hiding in a log, an Alice-in-Wonderland caterpillar sitting on a mushroom, and – to my delight - a dragon. I also looked in a couple of the galleries, much to Barry’s disgust. The “Peace of Green” Gallery was the nicest and had some lovely glass vases and sculptures, wood-turned decorative pieces, nice jewellery and a gorgeous copper dragon wrapped around a tree stump. We ... read more
The view from Gerrard's Lookout, Maleny
Glasshouse Mountains
The Rainforest Walk at Mary Cairncross Park

Yesterday we stayed around the van doing cleaning and washing while the ute was being serviced at Nissan in Springwood. Barry also had a dental appointment for a toothache. He was lucky that it was only an infection that needs antibiotics and not a root canal! So now it's time to move on again. Neither Barry nor I were in the right frame of mind to spend another day at this site for $43 to go into Brisbane. The city really held no appeal so we decided to continue north. The journey was uneventful until we got to what we had thought was our destination, Landsborough Scout Camp. We’d tried ringing to book a site but had no luck. This hadn’t worried us as Wikicamps comments had indicated that they rarely answered the phone or replied ... read more
Maleny Sculptures
Maleny Sculptures
Maleny Sculptures

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains June 15th 2014

Ce dimanche Dail la propriétaire nous a dis: "Aujourd'hui il n'y a pas grand chose à faire donc après votre shift du matin vous êtes libre jusqu'à 15h." Il faisait un temps magnifique donc on a décidé d'aller au Mont Ngungun qui n'est pas très loin. On a pris les vélos jusque là bas et après on a continué à pieds. C'était dur de se remettre au sport après n'avoir rien fait pendant un an et demi mais l'effort valait le coup ! La vue en haut était magnifique. On a profité de faire un petit pique nique, composé de sandwich beurre de cacahuète et confiture (très répandu ici, aux US et Canada! C'est surprenant au début mais super bon !!!), d'oeufs durs qui n'étaient pas complétement dur et maïs. C'est tout ce qu'on avait sous ... read more
Mt Ngungun, Glass House Mountains (15.06 (3)
Mt Ngungun, Glass House Mountains (15.06 (6)
Mt Ngungun, Glass House Mountains (15.06 (8)

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains June 12th 2014

Me voici donc depuis le 12 juin at Parrots in Paradise. J'ai trouvé cet endroit grâce au site Helpx qui met en contact les hôtes recherchant de l'aide et les gens comme moi qui recherchent des endroits pour loger en retour de quelques heures de boulot dans la journée. J'étais très contente d'avoir trouvé cette annonce car c'est à 1h de Brisbane donc très pratique et en plus bosser avec les perroquets c'est un plaisir. Moi qui voulait en voir, me voilà servie ! Au début ils avaient besoin de moi pour une semaine mais je vais rester usqu'à fin juillet. Je n'arrive pas à trouver du boulot sur Brisbane donc pour le moment ça me fait un endroit où dormir et manger gratuitement. Cet endroit va aussi compter pour mes 88 jours à faire ... read more
Africans greys

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Glasshouse Mountains June 13th 2013

From Nambour, we decided to tackle the mountain road to the Sunshine Coast hinterland before old man winter would be upon us. So up the hill we go, first stop Mapleton, quaint little mountain village with stunning views of the Sunshine Coast in the far distance. But we were told by the friendly locals to check out the Mapleton rainforest waterfall walk, it took us a lazy hour to do the medium walk. It didn't disappoint, massive old trees with a diversity of forest types, I will let the pics speak for themselves. After our uplifting forest walk, we set up the Freedom Machine in a beautiful lake park just out of town for some alfresco park dining and a peaceful nights kip. We awoke next morning to bright sunshine, fresh mountain air, as we headed ... read more
Morningbird and the Glasshouse
massive vertical fig
looking through grass tree

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