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Travel guide Queensland for Eco-friendly


What's Cooking in the Gardens?

Contact: (07) 3205 0555 or events@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Moreton Bay Regional Council dishes up a feast of gardening gurus, entertainment, markets, food and fun! Don’t miss Redcliffe’s top chefs and special guests whipping up a storm, or the infamous Battle of the Butchers. There’ll also be plant, garden and environmental talks and displays, wonderful workshops, marvellous markets, fabulous food stalls, arty crafty demonstrations and displays, wine tasting and roving entertainers all set amidst the beautiful backdrop of Redcliffe’s Botanic Gardens. For more i Read more

Eco destinations to savour without guilt
Australia
By Lisa Monk

  We all love to relax and get away from the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life, but more and more we realise the fragility of the many wonderful eco systems that comprise the Australian continent. We want to be able to leave our troubles behind and there is an inspiring way to do that, make memories and leave only footprints on our stunning landscape.   We have rounded up five of the top eco-friendly destinations on takeabreak.com.au to help you choose a holiday that leaves you – and our country – in good shape.   Anketell Forest, NSW Anketell Forest has history, location and eco awareness all rolled into one lovely property. All the timber used in the extensions, fittings and furniture was salvaged from fallen trees and milled and handcrafted ... Read more

Best eco-friendly holiday destination in Australia
By Penny Parsons

What is the best eco-friendly holiday destination in Australia? Here are some of the finalists - as voted by you! Just some of the TakeABreak Eco Destination Finalists Kangaroo Island, SA 26.87% Frankston, VIC 2.24% Capricornia region, QLD 2.24% Royal National Park, NSW 3.73% Kuranda, Far North, QLD 11.19% Ningaloo Reef, WA 14.93% Flinders Ranges, SA 6.72% Wilsons Promontory, VIC 10.45% Rainb... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Travelling with Teens
Australia
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Bargara Beach
By Bargara Tourist Information Centre

Tidy Towns Winner 2004 (Litter prevention Award) Clean Beach Challenge Winner 2005 Bargara is Bundaberg Region’s premier beachside resort, just 13kms – a short 10 minute drive – from Bundaberg city and only 4 hours from Brisbane.  Bargara has a picturesque, newly-developed esplanade, complete with BBQ facilities and a playground featuring a giant turtle for the kids to go wild in! It has excellent shopping facilities, both luxury resort accommodation and caravan parks, first-class golf courses and a range of choices for the angler, diver or swimmer. Just offshore, Woongarra Marine Park marks the beginning of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and offers numerous choice dive sites, such as Barolin Rocks, Hoffman’s Rocks and Double Rock. 4.5 kilometres out you wi... Read more

 
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