Are you working the 9-5 hour days or doing shift work and spending it day dreaming about your
next holiday? Have you got the “travel bug”? I can tell you right now that I most definitely am too.
After returning back from travelling Europe for 2 months I am now counting day the days until my
next holiday. Now, I’m thinking a lot of you reading this might be in same position as I am. You’re
stuck between trying to save up as much money as possible but still wanting to try and make the
most out of each day off until your holiday.
I have come up with a list of places that are so incredible it almost feels like you are back on
holidays again, but this time it is local. These places are all found in my home state of Queensland,
Australia. However, if you are not currently here they are still great ideas to find similar spots
wherever you are in the world. These places are also a bonus because they are all free (especially
when saving for that plane ticket to your next adventure!).
Fairy Pools, Noosa Heads
The fairy pools, appropriately name for there crystal clear waters are located 2 hours north of
Brisbane City at the Noosa National Park. There are 2 amazing tidal pools. To get there you need to
walk a fair distance along the national park walk way. When you hit the look out point you must
climb down rocks to reach the pools. It is worth the walk for sure however, they can get busy during
the summer season so I recommend going on a week day.
Gardener Falls, Maleny
Maleny is found on the Sunshine Coast. It is a little town based in land. It is home to a scenic
rainforest walk that ends with a magnificent waterfall, known as Gardener Falls. There is a giant
swimming hole at the bottom of the waterfall. It is the perfect place to have a picnic with friends
and spend the day swimming and doing cliff jumping and rope swinging.
Mount Ngungun, Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains are not too far away from Maleny. There are a number of mountains to
climb but Mount Ngungun is recommended for anyone. It takes under an hour to climb to the top.
There is a path that you follow however once you get closer to the top you do have to climb rocks.
Nothing to stress about it isn’t full on rock climbing. Once you get to the top it has a view of both in
land and all the way out to the ocean because of its location. The best time to go climbing is at
sunrise. This will make the view even more beautiful (also less people, especially on a week day).
Bribie Island Beaches
Bribie Island is situated less then an hour north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. It is the only
island in Queensland connected by bridge. It is easily accessible so a perfect place to explore. There
are both kinds of beaches, calm on the passage side and surf on the eastern side. I mostly
recommend to get a 4WD and head up north to spend the day enjoying the beach or even camping if
you want. The beaches have amazing blue waters with white sand.
We would love to hear if you have ever been to these places and what you thought about them. Also
if you recommend other places to check out too. If your not sure where to go in your area let us
know where and we can look into it and help you out with some suggestions.
Written by Sara from https://stylerosee.com