Thetraveljunkie.org – We set out on an adventure to explore the stunning natural beauty of Girraween National Park, which is located in the Granite Belt region of Queensland. After a few hours of driving from Brisbane, we arrived at the park and were immediately struck by its rugged, mountainous terrain. One of the first sights we visited was Granite Arch, a unique rock formation that has been sculpted by natural forces over millions of years. As we learned from the information plaques, the Granite Arch was created through a combination of water, wind, and plant growth, which have continued to shape and mold it into the stunning formation it is today. We marveled at the intricacy of the Granite Arch and the power of nature to create such beauty.Continue Reading
Staycation At Ridgemill Estate: Cabins in the Vineyard
Thetraveljunkie.org – I recently had the pleasure of going on a staycation to Ridgemill Estate: Cabins in the Vineyard, located in Stanthorpe, in the Granite Belt wine region. We drove from Brisbane, enjoying the scenic route along the way. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the friendly staff at Ridgemill Estate and checked into our cozy cabin, which was situated among the vineyards. The cabin had a private deck that offered stunning views of the vineyards and the countryside beyond. We immediately felt a sense of peace and relaxation wash over us.Continue Reading
A Weekend Getaway To Byron Bay
Thetraveljunkie.org – We had a wonderful time in Byron Bay! Byron Bay is an idyllic coastal town in New South Wales, Australia. It’s known for its crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, surf, and relaxed lifestyle. We visited Byron Bay for a weekend getaway and we had an amazing time. We stayed at a hotel that was centrally located and offered easy access to all the major attractions in town.Continue Reading
Vivid Sydney 2023 Program Unveiled
Thetraveljunkie.org – Today, Vivid Sydney announced it will deliver the biggest and most culturally relevant program in its event history when it returns in 2023 from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June.
Inspired by the master of all creators, Mother Nature, this year’s theme, “Vivid Sydney, Naturally,” is reflected across all the 300+ activations and events which make up the 23 day and night program this year. The world’s most innovative artists, talented music makers and thought leaders are showcased on the line-up, along with the significant contribution of First Nations peoples and cultures to the creative industries.Continue Reading
Wonderful Cedar Creek Swimming Holes In Brisbane
Thetraveljunkie.org – Want to escape the bustle of the beach this summer? Today, we’ll bring you to Cedar Creek Swimming Holes in Samford (not the waterfall in Mount Tamborine; they have the same name). This is the best rock pool north of Brisbane. It took only 30 minutes to drive there from Brisbane CBD. This is a great place to take a dip and cool off in summer or soak up the sun on a large rock in winter. It’s a lovely spot to enjoy nature. There are no established bushwalking paths in the area, so best to stay near the creek.Continue Reading
Khruangbin In Brisbane
Thetraveljunkie.org – It’s not even a secret that I love Khruangbin. Every time I go to travel I play their music on the bus, train, ferry, and plane, so last minute I bought their concert ticket. A dream comes true. This time I’ll bring you to watch a concert in Brisbane, one of my favorite cities, in outstanding music with a proper name, Khruangbin.Continue Reading
The Enchanted Gardens, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
Thetraveljunkie.org – Brisbane’s annual immersive light and sound spectacular returns to share the Parkland’s nocturnal secrets in a dazzling celebration of nature from 25 November to 21 December 2022.
With a stunning display of holograms, lasers, projections, lights and soundscapes, this year’s event is not to be missed. Centring around one of the Parkland’s most famous residents – the Eastern Water Dragon – The Enchanted Garden is a twinkling showcase that will delight all ages.
Open daily from 6.30pm with a range of session times to suit visitors of all ages, from early evening child-friendly times to Up-Late sessions for adults.Continue Reading
Brisbane’s Wonderful Jacarandas
Thetraveljunkie.org – One of the things that I like most about Spring is going for a Jacaranda picnic. The Jacaranda is an iconic tree in Brisbane and the city during Spring looks super lovely. Although Jacarandas are native to Central and South America, they have been planted in Brisbane since 1864 and have become a city favourite. Most of the Jacarandas in Brisbane come from seeds from the first tree planted in the city. Some of the best places to see Jacarandas in bloom are New Farm Park, Dockside Walk at Kangaroo Point, the University of Queensland at St Lucia, William Dart Park at St Lucia, and Jacaranda Park at Yeronga.Continue Reading
Javanese Indigo Batik In Fashion Diplomacy
Thetraveljunkie.org – Photography work for Kelir. The Javanese luxury house organized a Javanese Indigo batik party to celebrate fashion diplomacy. Brisbane as the stage, and Kelir X Silk Laundry as the host. The rest? All surprises. Kelir launched a book, “JAVANESE INDIGO BATIK: Discovering the ancient wisdom of the indigo natural-dyeing process”-written by batikologist Zahir Widadi, at Silk Laundry.Continue Reading
Staycation at Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Australia
Thetraveljunkie.org – Omotenashi is a Japanese concept that means hospitality and it’s related to the delicate and refined art of making others happy. It’s a word with so many nuances and there is no word in English to define it. And is related to everything that is not tangible and that helps us build a comfortable and safe space. Something like that is what I felt at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square, a perfect balance between the exquisite design and lifestyle for business and leisure that I love. How do I define omotenashi? When space is more than just a place to be and becomes a place to feel and grow.Continue Reading
The Brisbane Riverfire 2022, Sensational!
Thetraveljunkie.org – The Brisbane Riverfire is one of the things to make you happy in Brisbane, Australia. As a great evening at the end of Summer, when fireworks light up the city all along the river. It’s even bigger than the fireworks displayed during New Year. We love Brisbane!Continue Reading
Celebrate Indonesian Independence Day In Brisbane on August 17
Thetraveljunkie.org – August is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a celebration of Indonesian Independence Day in Brisbane – to make life just a bit nicer. From volcanoes to surf beaches and the Komodo Dragon, Indonesia is a drawcard for holiday-makers from all around the globe. While I can’t travel there at the moment, I can still celebrate Indonesian Independence Day on August 17 by sitting at my favourite spots and enjoying the city changing to red and white like the Indonesian flag.Continue Reading