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Take a Quick Breather at Toowoomba


Whether you’re back at work or about to be, the start of the year can be a very stressful time. If you find yourself needing to de-stress, but don’t have the time or resources for a fully-fledged holiday, then consider a trip to Queensland’s Garden City, Toowoomba. With greenery and scenery that rivals our own here at Robertson Gardens, Toowoomba is sure to take the edge off.

There are a number of excellent accommodation choices if you decide on an extended stay, too.

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Comfort Inn Grammar View (39 Margaret Street) boasts a premier centralised location along a beautiful tree-lined street.

Quality Hotel Platinum International (326 James Street) is situated at the gateway to the Golden West, perfect for shopping and minutes from the showgrounds, eat street cafes, and cinema.

Comfort Inn Glenfield (876 Ruthven Street) is located on the southern side of Toowoomba, and is a family owned and operated business set off-road in landscaped gardens, very close to local restaurants, shopping plazas, golf courses, and sporting fields.

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Only 90 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Toowoomba has a lot on offer for anyone who is looking for a quick, easy, and most of all relaxing getaway. Whatever you find takes the edge off, be it shopping, a round of golf, tea in the gardens, and a stroll through the parklands or a hike in the hills; compared to the hustle and bustle of the city, everywhere you go is a breath of fresh air. So go on, take some time out while you can – visit Toowoomba, and come back feeling revitalised and ready for action!



Comfort Inn Grammar View – http://www.grammarview.com.au/

Quality Hotel Platinum International – http://www.platinuminternational.com.au/

Comfort Inn Glenfield – http://www.comfortinnglenfield.com.au/

It’s Time to Smile at a Crocodile!


What was your New Year resolution? Take more risks? Have more fun? Come face to face with a man-eating dinosaur and live to tell the tale? If this sounds like you, perhaps a trip to Darwin is in order! The incredible Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin city, lets you swim with Australia’s iconic salt water crocodile. “Salties”, on average, are 5 metres in length and weigh more than 450kg. Those are just numbers, and while the amazing pictures you can have taken at the Cove may give you a good idea of what you’re in for, to truly these appreciate these magnificent creatures, they really need to be experienced firsthand (from behind a safe barrier, of course).

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If the prospect of staring down that snaggletoothed grin doesn’t excite you, never fear, Darwin has loads to offer potential visitors. Stay at the Quality Advance Apartments (55 Cavenagh Street) and you’ll be anchored right by all the hotspots. Right on your doorstep there are the botanic gardens and local beaches, and if you’re up for a bit of entertainment, you can check out the Darwin Deckchair Cinema; it’s like watching a movie from the comfort and relaxation of your own backyard.


Darwin is situated very close to heaps of estuaries and billabongs, and of course the ocean is never far away. Naturally, there are loads of excellent fishing spots and fishing tours available, or you could just go for a wander and do some sightseeing – you’re likely to even see some wild crocodiles! But don’t get too brave, nature has no safety glass of its own…

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Crocosaurus Cove: http://www.crocosauruscove.com/

Fishing Tours: http://www.darwinreddevilcharters.com.au/

Quality Advance Apartments: http://www.advanceapartments.com.au/

We like turtles! Do you?


It’s turtle season on the coast of Bundaberg! That time of the year when these beautiful sea creatures heave their lumbering bodies up the sandy slopes of Bundaberg’s beaches to lay their eggs. Six to eight weeks later they hatch, and the miniature versions scurry down the dunes and back into the sea. You can witness this, nature in action, between now and the 20th of March 2016. Turtle encounters, led by Queensland Parks & Wildlife rangers, are available now and very affordable – only $28 for a family pass.


If that’s not enough reason to want to visit Bundaberg over this summer, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities, because turtles are awesome. But don’t worry, there’s a ton of stuff to do and see while you’re up there.

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Stay at Econo Lodge Park Lane (247 Bourbong Street) and you’ll be based perfectly to go see the turtles, chill out in the botanic gardens and playground, or take in some culture at the local arts festival. You could even make a road trip of it and see how many things you can tick off the “QLD Big Things” map on the way!


Of course, we can’t mention Bundaberg without mentioning the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery. You can book a tour online for only $13.50 for adults, and as always cheaper for everyone else. So go on, take a trip up north, and have a rum for us! (But keep it away from the turtles; they have enough trouble with those dunes as it is.)

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TURTLES! – http://www.bundabergregion.org/discover-the-turtles

Accommodation – http://parklanemotel.com.au/

Bundaberg Info – http://www.bundabergregion.org/