Glass House Mountains – Mount Tibrogargan Climb

Mount Tibrogargan climb

If you’ve driven anywhere on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, you’d have to have seen the Glass House Mountains – small but majestic peaks that conspicuously rise out of forest alongside Steven Irwin Way. They were named the Glass House Mountains by Captain James Cook, allegedly after they reminded him of the glass … Read more

Dularcha Railway Tunnel – Abandoned, Not Forgotten

Dularcha Railway Tunnel

Always keen to investigate a historical site, particularly if it’s disused or in a forlorn state, I drove to the Dularcha Railway Tunnel in Landsborough. Located roughly 95kms north of Brisbane, the tunnel was abandoned almost 100 years ago and lies amidst flooded gums, piccabeen palms and rainforest plants in Dularcha National Park. I arrived … Read more

Zipline Tamborine Mountain Adventures

Zipline Tamborine Mountain

When I found out there was ziplining just an hour down the road from Brisbane, spread over 12 acres of world heritage nature, I was sold. Better yet, I discovered it’s also family-friendly, has riverside camping and is situated in QLD’s pretty Tamborine Mountain region in the Gold Coast hinterland. Let the zipline Tamborine Mountain … Read more

Ferny Grove Rail Trail – Home to QLD’s Rail Disaster

Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Searching for somewhere intriguing in the area, perhaps with a little history and some mystery, I came across the Ferny Grove Rail Trail. Not only is it an abandoned trainline – which I’m always up for exploring – it’s also the site of QLD’s worst railway disaster, which occurred just two years after the end … Read more