Coolum Beach Holiday Park – Paradise at its Best

Coolum Beach Holiday Park - almost on the Pacific Ocean!

Coolum Beach Holiday Park – almost on the Pacific Ocean!

Nope, this isn’t an advert, just the chance to share information on the fantastic Coolum Beach Holiday Park, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

We stay at the Park in our caravan for three weeks every Christmas/New Year and it’s now like a home away from home – with more benefits. (There’s cabins to rent as well).

Being in the Boomer age bracket, we really enjoy the Holiday Park more in the cooler months (April through to September. You know what it’s like, all the benefits are still there but the environment is quieter.

Let’s face it, there’s no substitute for being amongst happy families and children, but peace and quiet is a close second best!

So, whether you are heading up the Queensland Coast or coming back down – in a caravan or driving – the Coolum Beach Holiday Park has a bucket list of reasons to stay.

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Uluru and the Sounds of Silence

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, Australia. Amazing contrast between blue sky, clouds, red rock and green surrounding bush (scrub).

My Hero shot of Uluru

Here I was approaching the end of my 7th decade and still hadn’t been out to see Uluru (AKA Ayer’s Rock, or The Rock) in the Red Centre of OZ.

This was fixed when a deal came through from  Six days in the Red Centre of Australia complete with sunset and sunrise tours AND a visit to the world famous Field of Light.

After a quick check of the budget and a decision made not to give anyone Christmas presents we were booked and off to “Touch the Silence”.

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YAMBA, NSW for Pelicans, Prawns and Peace

Pelicans patiently waiting for fish scraps after fishermen clean their fish. Yamba, New South Wales, Australia.

Pelicans patiently waiting!

YAMBA is a must do stopover for anyone driving along the northern new south wales coastline of Australia.  Apart from having a couple of the best pubs on the east coast of Australia, it’s only an hour or so drive from Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and a bit more to Brisbane.

So, if being surrounded by pelicans while wetting a line or gorging yourself on fresh prawns is your thing read on.  Oh, and the surrounding countryside and beaches are stunning. Continue Reading