Things have been a bit hectic for the past few days because we are planning to head off on a one month long camping trip with the toddler in tow. We are going to a wedding in Noosa and decided to do one of the classic Australian road trips up the east coast to make … More Camping – a minimalist holiday?
If you are in Canberra and want to experience the snow without the extended travel and expense of heading to the main skifields, Corin Forest is a great alternative. Only a short drive from the edge of the city, Corin Forest provides a beginner ski slope, a toboggan slope and a snow play area as … More Corin Forest, Canberra: SNOW SNOW SNOW
This little flashback is to my late summer month of no spending when the Royal Canberra Show was in town. Could there be anything which represents consumer culture and junk more than the modern ag-show? The show bags, ridiculous wigs, novelty toys, giant teddy bears, inflatable hammers, balloons, giant plastic cups, the list goes on. … More One month of buying nothing – day five and all the fun of the fair.
The Canberra Reptile Zoo (located at Gold Creek) finally managed to find its way onto my Canberra to-do list and I’m really glad it did! Like a lot of things in Canberra, the scale of the reptile zoo (no pun intended!) isn’t huge but what lacks in size it makes up for in hands-on fun. I’m not … More Canberra Reptile Zoo, Gold Creek
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is held each March on the lawns of Old Parliament House and it is, well, pretty damned spectacular indeed. The sight of 30 or more hot air balloons breathing fire on crisp Canberra Autumn mornings is something everyone should experience at least once. When I arrived at … More Canberra Balloon Spectacular
For some reason which remains unclear even to me, I have had a mad desire to go up Telstra Tower ever since moving to Canberra. It might be the fact that I can see it perched at the top of Black Mountain for my entire commute then watch it looming over me for my entire work … More Telstra Tower – Black Mountain Tower, Canberra