• Animals,  Eating out,  Free to do,  Nature play

    The Historic Rivermill

    One of our favourite Gold Coast adventures is a visit to the Historic Rivermill! Nestled in the picturesque Mt Nathan Shire, it’s only 10 minutes inland from Nerang and a VERY popular spot with families. The Rivermill is part café, part animal farm and part museum (a small one), meaning it’s a great way to spend a few hours and occupy a variety of age groups.

  • Eating out

    Oh My, Waffle!

    Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: MrsLardeedah Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! My favourite place on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads has welcomed its first dedicated dessert bar – Oh My, Waffle! Yep, the home of the bikini body is now tempting us with high-sugar, high-calorie goodness, and I couldn’t be happier! With a menu that includes names such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Kinder before Tinder’ and my favourite, ‘Straight outta Burleigh’ (golden waffle topped with strawberries, brownie pieces, melted Whittaker’s Creamy Milk chocolate, ice cream & whipped cream), the hardest part will be deciding which one to sample! Vegans are also catered for,…

  • Eating out,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

    A perfect weekend drive, the Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm is located at Mt Alford, which is just near the town of Boonah in the Scenic Rim. We headed out on a Sunday morning (in what should be mid-Autumn, but still feels like Summer!) for what was an easy drive from the northern Gold Coast. The road is sealed the entire way and not too bumpy, and there were few others on the road either.  No matter the time of year you visit, you’ll be able to experience a meandering sea of vivid violet as you wander around the six hectares of vines and lavender fields, as they have been…