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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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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Mid-Week riding to school adventure

Did you know that a survey came out revealing that kids who rode or walked to school had a better concentration span than kids who came to school by transport. Surprisingly it was even more important than that having breakfast (though we think that breakfast still remains essential). Fascinating, read the full article here. So we ride to school when we can and there are several ways we can go, some extreme and others not so extreme. But all ways are fun and that’s the key, fun! And here’s one route that we like, a little more cross country, a lot more fun and always an adventure! What better way to get to school! Song: Escapee by Architecture in Helsink And as the adults we get to turn around and sprint for home, for us school is only the half way...

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Burleigh Heads Walk, Something Special

We all really enjoy this Burleigh Heads walk, it’s one we do on a regular basis. Why? Well the list is long but following are a few highlights: 1.Burleigh Heads National Park is way local, it’s simple to find, you’re close to everything and there are a few different ways to access it so you can mix it up a bit. We’ll leave links at the bottom to help you find your way. 2.We get to walk in a lush rainforest that has amazing huge trees and boulder formations to die for (we love going rock climbing so rocks and boulders are our thing). 3.Most of the walk is shaded by the trees so even in Summer it’s a cooler walk or jog and if it’s a bit drizzly it’s still doable and the rainforest smell is delightful. And on those...

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Our first Wild Family Adventures post!!!!!!!

So here it is, our first Wild Family Adventures post and we are extraordinarily excited to share with you our journey as a family and what it is that we really love to do together. Our adventures are mostly not complicated antarctic missions, though you never know, rather generally small adventures that allow us to get away from our everyday and have an amazing experience together. It takes a little preparation but it’s always worthwhile. And so our very first, this is a simple one, one that we organised on the spur of the moment. So off with the TV kids, we’re away, and on a busy weekend this one only took half a day! So we gathered our things and jumped in the car for what would be a 40 minute trip. We were meeting some good friends out at Numinbah...

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