Blogs from Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe July 15th 2019

Hey, Just a quick update and photos of the house we are renting in Newport. Its a new development next to a man-made seawater lake on the Redcliffe peninsula, 5 minutes from the beach. Best wishes to everyone. Calv... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe May 26th 2019

G/Day, Hope you are all well and looking after yourself. Apologies for the delay in adding another entry, been busy with work and getting the house set up. We arrived in Australia on the 26th of May, my mate Deon kindly picked us up from the airport. We stayed with the Bird family for 2 months who had kindly offered to put us up until we could get sorted with a house. The kids dealt with the flight really well but it took a week or so to get over the jet lag. We are living in Newport on the Redcliffe peninsula in Queensland, which is about 40 minutes drive north of Brisbane. url=,153.0725938,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b93ef5c6b05291b:0x502a35af3df0f60!8m2!3d-27.2105!4d153.0904,153.0725938,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b93ef5c6b05291b:0x502a35af3df0f60!8... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe June 14th 2017

Packing the night before was probably not one of my best ideas, but so far so good! After setting off at 5:15am English time to get to Manchester Airport for my flight at 9:00am, safe to say I was knackered. The flights were smooth, first leg was 7 hours to Abu Dhabi. After reaching Abu Dhabi and going through multiple security checks (including having to turn on all electrical items which meant my go pro which when turned on records straight away should have some amateur footage of an airport security lady staring into it), it was onto the next leg of the journey: Abu Dhabi to Brisbane. 14 hours on a plane next to an old couple, the woman had informed me right off the bat that she had taken half a sleeping tablet and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe January 21st 2013

After a late night at the turtles we allowed ourselves a lie in and a leisurely breakfast. Our facilities were just about advanced enough to make pancakes, so it was Nutella pancakes for breakfast! The rest of the day was spent on the road, and we wanted to get close to Brisbane before dark. We stopped at a number of little beachfront towns on the way and decided to stay at Redcliffe - once the home of the Beegees! Given that we ended up staying so close to Brisbane we knew that this would be our last night in Queensland and tomorrow we would cross the border to New South Wales. Bailey's bit: After our mad dash to the turtles a few insects unfortunately met their fate on our windscreen, this meant we had to utilise ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe September 10th 2011

Well we're all packed, the house is almost clean and the taxi is booked for the morning....only 19hrs to go and we'll be on the plane!!!!!!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe September 4th 2011

Brisbane – Whale Watching Für heute unseren letzten Tag in Brisbane haben wir eine Whale Watch Tour gebucht. Pünktlich um 7:50 h werden wir von einem Bus mit aufgemaltem Wal vor unserem Hotel abgeholt. Nachdem wir 10 weitere Personen aufgesammelt hatten war der 21-Sitzer komplett voll und wir machten uns auf den Weg zum Hafen. Wale-watching beginnt im Bus. Unglaublich, was für dicke Leute es hier gibt. Am Boot werden Tee, Kuchen und Tabletten gegen Seekrankheit verteilt. Das Meer verspricht etwas rauher zu werden, aber - so die Kapitänin - da sind die Wale eh verspielter. Nach einer Stunde Fahrt die erste Sichtung, zwar kein Wal, aber eine große, grüne Meeresschildkröte. Weiter geht es, raus auf das offene Meer. Die Erwartungen werden nicht enttäuscht das Meer wird rauher, viel rauher: drei Meter Wellen, Sackerl bekommen Abnehmer. ... read more
Vom Winde verweht
Buckel vom Wal

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe August 20th 2011

Well it"s a while since I've updated this blog but now we're on the final countdown - only 3 weeks until we head off! I think we have just about everything organised - passsports, visas, medications, contact lenses, money, travel wallets........if only Contiki would hurry and send us our travel documents :/... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe May 23rd 2011

Hi All, Welcome to the Travel Blog of Dan Trevarthen & Sarah Wadley. We will be updating this periodically over our trip and uploading a whole heap of photos and the occasional video. It's now one week til we leave and we are so bloody excited it's pretty ridiculous. Can't wait to board the plane and start an awesome 5 months. Stay tuned for our next post. Cheers, Dan & Sarah... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe April 4th 2011

This is going to be the trip of a lifetime! Personally I think it's going to be torture waiting to leave and I'm sure the 6 weeks we're spending over there will feel like 6 minutes.... Anyway here's a rundown of our trip: We fly out on September 11 - what a day to fly to America huh? We spend our first two nights in New York doing our own thing before meeting up with a New York Contiki tour that goes for 3 days. Once that finishes we meet up with our second Contiki tour group for our Grand Northern tour. This tour goes for 25 days and goes through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Redcliffe April 3rd 2011

The countdown has begun.....160 days till we leave for America!!!!!!!!! Spent 2 hrs in flight centre going over the details Saturday, just have to organise our passports and wait..... ... read more

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