In October we decided to take the leap and ventured off to a 5 days/4 nights escapade to the Sunshine Coast! What a fantastic time we had! Our first stop was the quaint little town of Ulmarra, where we had morning tea at Ulmarra Food. Co. Then onto Cardiff Alpaca Farm, where Robert introduced us to his furry friends followed by a wonderful lunch spread prepared by himself. Thank you! We really enjoyed our visit!
Then onto Brisbane for our overnight stop before we made our way to the Sunshine Coast. We were very impressed by the sight of the Glasshouse Mountains; visited the town of Montville for lunch and checked out the shops.
The next two days, whilst we based ourselves at the Kawana Waters Mercure Hotel, we made sure to pack in as much sightseeing and visits as we could, including our own Noosa River canal cruise, the Ginger Factory, Eumundi Markets, and Caloundra boardwalk.
We then made our way down to Brisbane where we stayed at our favourite second home, the Hotel Diana. On our last night we visited Southbank for dinner at the Ship Inn and then took a stroll through the Grand Arbour, a beautiful walkway made of curling steel columns which were covered by pink bougainvillea. Finally, we rounded up our adventure with a visit to Bangalow for lunch at the hotel and then we wandered along Byron Street, the main street known for its lovely boutique stores.
Our adventure was not complete without a stop in Grafton for well-deserved Ice Creams! And what fantastic displays of Jacarandas we saw on the way.
Everyone is now looking forward to our next trip!
We were overwhelmed by the interest shown for our lunch at the Cheeky Sparrow, so much so that we made an additional reservation for another day. Everyone enjoyed it! The food was delicious, the staff were very friendly, and the service was great. Thank you, Nicki, Lee, and team for making us so welcomed. We will be back!
We enjoyed two more picnics at Moonee Creek during the month.
Every October we pay a few visits to the Pub with no Beer at Taylors Arm. The story at this Pub is that the song made famous by Slim relates to the Pub itself and the time it was cut off by a flooding Kempsey River and no beer could get through.
We enjoyed the company of our friends from Newcastle Uni once again. We just don’t seem to get enough. This time we had Nicole and her Occupational Therapy team. What a morning, full of interactive fun games, laughter, morning tea and socialising the main theme.
We have asked Daniel and Nicole for more events next year!
Our little hidden gem. We love visiting the Secret Garden, a vintage style cafe located in Boambee.
Great food, lovely service, and beautiful atmosphere.
Thank you, Nicky, Luke, and team for always looking after us.