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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Go Jump off a cliff !

DO SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS You don’t have to skydive naked but you can skydive at night over the Sunshine Coast. The leap into the dark from 14,000 feet is one of many adventures available if you dare to challenge yourself. If you prefer to keep your feet closer to the ground then try abseiling or … Continue reading »

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OK, so your in Brisbane staying @ SWTS ! so what do you do for NYE, that wont cost a fortune……………… SOUTH BANK FIREWORKS……. There is no better place to welcome the new year, so Join the crowds at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands in a fenced alcohol-free location for all to enjoy. The 8.30pm display … Continue reading »

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Great getaways just out of Brisbane

MT BARNEY LODGE 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mt Barney Ph: 5544 3233; mtbarneylodge.com.au Mt Barney Lodge, an eco-accredited retreat with the closest accommodation to World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park, specialises in “glamping” in deluxe camper trailers. For extra large groups, they also offer Queenslander homesteads, with their biggest homestead sleeping up to 15 people. … Continue reading »

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Backpackers get ready 4 NYE 2011

SOUTH BANK FIREWORKS Join the crowds at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands in a fenced alcohol-free location for all to enjoy. The 8.30pm display is set to big band and jazz music; at midnight it’s to classical music. Best vantage points are the Cultural Forecourt, outside QPAC, and along the Clem Jones Promenade. If you don’t … Continue reading »

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Cool

SEGWAY XPERIENCES Think and move. For some people, that’s a challenge on its own made even more difficult on a space-age Segway at Segway Xperience’s Gold Coast. Challenge your mates to Segway croquet or seglympics. Or just do five laps of the all-terrain track and get five laps for free! If you’ve got a group … Continue reading »

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Pumping

STUNT SCHOOL Step aside Jackie Chan, Stunt Academy at the Gold Coast will have you balancing, tumbling, sliding and fighting your way into the spotlight, doing professional tricks at tourist paces! And, if you’ve ever fantasized about setting a mate on fire, here’s your chance. The half-day Stunt Academy Adventures are held under professional supervision … Continue reading »

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Stuff to Do

IT’S A BLOKES THING Looking to get away from it all with ‘the boys’? Want an adrenalin-packed adventure but don’t want to travel too far? Look no further than our own Gold Coast, which is packed with high-octane adventures to get your blood pumping on the ultimate ‘mancation’. So get off the couch and get … Continue reading »

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British band Gorillaz. Source: AP ELTON John is in town on Wednesday, Stevie Nicks on Saturday and the Gorillaz have also launched their new album. It’s a big week for music with Screamfeeder and Stereosonic adding to the bill. Music writer Noel Mengel gives us the rundown of the top five music events this week. 1. ELTON … Continue reading »

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Life’s a beach at Noosa volleyball festival

SLAM IT: Rachael Jones and Dave Thompson practice some moves for the SLAM Volleyball Festival in Noosa. Pic: Chris PavlichSource: The Courier-Mail THE biggest beach volleyball festival in the Southern Hemisphere kicks off in Noosa on Saturday, December 3. The SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival is a travelling elite and amateur competition and festival that drops … Continue reading »

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Your guide to a night of Christmas carols and reflection

QUEENSLAND SPIRIT: This year’s Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City will remember those who lost everything in the Queensland floods.Pic Jono Searle Source: The Courier-Mail THE producer of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City refuses to check for rain despite last year’s drenching. Leisa Barry-Smith, 41, of Keperra, who has pulled together the December 10 … Continue reading »

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