Girraween National Park 2014

Girraween National Park 2014

Here is our first Guest Post by a great family, and good friends of ours, all about Girraween National Park. When I read it I wanted to hop straight in the the car and head on out. Know you are going to like this one. Big, big thank you to Kees, Jay, Luca and Charli for sharing their Wild Family Adventure.   We packed up our little trailer and headed off with the kids to Girraween National Park on Thursday Morning. I had to finish an assignment the night before so that I could enjoy the weekend, so we got away a little later than expected. We think it is really important that the ‘life stuff’ doesn’t get ion the way of the fun stuff. Girraween is just south of Stanthorpe, about a four hour drive from the Gold Coast. The plan was to camp with...

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Strider bike for the two year old

Week One Tarquin thought for the next month we could track Rabin’s weekly progress on his new Strider bike. Rabin has just turned two. The Strider bike has no chain or peddles so it’s all about moving yourself along by your feet gaining access to your balance.   As you can see Rabin was a little wobbly and had not found his connection to the seat. Though his enjoyment  factor was way up there and he was so proud of himself, full of smiles and happy...

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Gold Coast Mountain Biking

We love taking our friends out even if they have never mountain biked before. Nerang State Forest on the Gold Coast is a great place to start giving mountain biking a go. While the kids find the main tracks easy and loads of fun, I think we adults may just get the same buzz, because while this is seriously good fun it’s also brilliant exercise for everyone. On our last trip we were lucky enough to have Jon bring his GoPro and get some extra footage. Here’s the map that the boys are looking at in the above photo. The Casuarina grove trail is the best place to start with minimal hills and a 800 metre option that you can add in or leave out. This adventure is symbolic for us of what Wild Family Adventures is all about, getting out in the wild and having...

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Numinbah Rapids: The best theme park on the Gold Coast

We’ve experienced some pretty big rains in South East Queensland creating an opportunity to get out and do some rapid riding. So in our first post we showed you a great little spot in the Numinbah Valley. Well we’re going back for some real family fun, and I reckon it’s the best theme park on the Gold Coast. Admission? Bring your wild nature! So here it is a short video of us and our friends hanging out on a sunny Sunday morning have the most fun you can possibly have.    

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Grandparents Skywalk Adventure – Mt Tamborine

The end of School Holidays are near, so off we go to Par and Pecore’s home for a few days and what did they have in store for us, but a trip up to the Skywalk on Mt Tamborine. Don’t miss the video at the end of this post to experience the sights and sounds. The brochure my Mum showed me of the Skywalk had alluring words like natural wonderland, beautiful rainforest canapy walk, different, thrilling, magnificent and while doing the walk, I totally agreed. We got there early so we tried out their coffee and drink selection on the balcony of their Cafe as we adjusted to the bush feel and sounds. I’m not sure if it was because we were told to take the walk slowly or that it was a warm morning  or that we were in “grandparent style”? But...

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The Raft Builders of Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast

The Raft Builders of Tallebudgera Creek, our latest Gold Coast adventure blog post came about from one of Tagore’s mates asking about the photo at the top of our blog. It led us to taking him down for the same experience, and we realised what brilliant fun it is for the whole family, adults included. It’s amazing how much fun you can have for absolutely nothing, not a cent. This Wild Family Adventure occurred spontaneously one day when we thought we would go for a swim. We had built a raft before out of logs and vines and when we saw the debris on the shore line we knew that day was suddenly going to turn into one you always remember as we became raft builders. Ok, so you wouldn’t want to take this one to New Zealand, but for fun transport up...

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Noosa National Park – Rocks!!!!

I spent a lot of  time in Noosa as a child in the mid-seventies and then again through my late teens, and the Noosa National Park always called me back time after time and here is why I wanted my family to experience its beauty….. We had a blast, with a full morning of walking, climbing, snorkelling, swimming and rock pool exploring. With the ever changing landscape of the sea, rocky headlands and lush beaches that Queensland do so well our senses were being invaded. The scenery was vibrant with a variety of blues and greens, things to touch and feel like paper bark trees, rocks and sea shells alive with little beings.  Our ears were alert with the new  sounds of our environment. So as we stepped onto the very friendly stroller or wheelchair path we...

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