That Moment I Realised, ‘We’re Free!’

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Today started out like any other day, well any other day for us I should say. But, I suppose our days aren’t really what most would consider normal. There’s no morning rush to get ready for school and work, because there is no school or work anymore. There’s no more watching the clock, or even the calendar, and there aren’t really any rules any more either. But for us, the day started out quite normal, breakfast, feeding chickens, playing, and reading, and social networking to keep Our Global Adventure ticking along.

Simon wanted to go to the local post office to see if some camera filters he’d ordered had arrived, and I wanted to pick up a few staples at the local store. We had vaguely discussed going for a quick trip at some stage to do these very ordinary errands, but Spring had other ideas in store for us today. A tiny joey, taking its first solo trip out of Mamma Wallaby’s pouch caught our attention not far from the house. We all crept out into the bright morning sunshine to witness Spring’s wonder, and our day took the most delightful turn. Continue reading

Merimbula and Pambula, New South Wales, Australia

Merimbula Main Beach

Merimbula Main Beach

Merimbula, and the nearby coastal village of Pambula are two exceptionally pretty spots on the Sapphire Coast in far southern New South Wales. Both are very busy with holiday visitors in the summer, but the warmer winters than Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart make it a popular destination for the Grey Nomads in the off season as well.

Merimbula is a 7 hour drive from Sydney, 6 hours from Melbourne and 3 hours from Canberra. It also has a small airport serviced by the regional Rex Air. Luckily for us though, it’s just over an hour drive from where we are housesitting on the opposite side of Bega. Continue reading

Things to do in Adelaide with Kids

Adelaide is a great city to explore with Kids. There are so many fun, accessible things to do within an hour of the city, and most of them are FREE!

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The South Australian Museum

The Museum is located on North Terrace in the city, and entry is free. It is one of our kid’s favourite places to visit, they love the discovery centre and the giant squid among other exhibits. There is always something interactive for the children to be involved in, and the museum regularly hosts events to attract families. Continue reading

Noosa – Queensland – Australia

One of our favourite family holiday destinations in Australia is Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. We love the laid back feel, the beautiful sandy beaches and lush green hinterland. It’s also the home of some very special friends of ours, so we’re fortunate enough to visit this beautiful region frequently. The area around Noosa and Eumundi are our favourite spots as there are no shortage of family activities there and nearby, and the coastline and scenery are simply beautiful.

Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads

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The Great Ocean Road – Australia

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road along the southern coast of Victoria in Australia is one of the greatest road-trips, and it is high on many Aussie’s bucket lists. We’ve been lucky enough to do this one a couple of times, once in each direction. This stretch is considered by many to be one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world. The route is considered to start at Geelong, south west of Melbourne and journey toward Port Fairy. If you want to drive on the coast side of the road, it is best to head this direction, (remember Aussie’s drive on the left). Continue reading

Fraser Island – Australia

A few years ago we took a very memorable trip with some friends to Fraser Island, off of the southern coast of Queensland. The island is over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. It is the largest sand island in the world with an area of 184 000 hectares. Just like Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is World Heritage listed. The spectacular island is a precious part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, and it is protected for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Continue reading

Christmas in Australia

I’d like to start by saying that I think there is NO typical Christmas in Australia. Sure it’s hot, and many Australian families have that in common at this time of year, but even the weather isn’t certain, depending on where you live. Continue reading