Since the epidemic began, it has been a long time since I left the city.

However, when I had the opportunity to visit the city earlier. I found a lot of changes here, such as a new coles local. Before, I have heard of this new Coles brand, mainly high-end and some local brands. This time, I have really had the opportunity to visit the one at Adelaide Street in person.


The storefront is bright and spacious, the furnishings of the goods are more stylish, and all the refrigerators have doors, giving people a clean feeling. However, the price of the goods seems to be similar to that of the other branches, but I can’t see the half-price specials. But there are some non-alcoholic gins that don’t seem to be found in other coles.

queensland museum
It’s the school holiday now. For Brisbane, it’s essential to take time off to go out with the children, otherwise, the children will be very bored. I took a day off today. I took the children to Southbank by bus, and there are many high-rise buildings in Southbank and Westend, which is entirely different from the style of Sunnybank, which is still a suburb, so it feels like going to oversea. Moreover, there are museums, art galleries, state libraries, and playgrounds. These facilities can definitely “discharge” the children’s energy.queensland museum
gallery of modern art


Earlier, the company invited a group of our colleagues to have a day trip to the O’Reilly winery. It was beautiful scenery, and it was possible to have close contact with the alpacas. We could take it and walk on the grass for half an hour. At the same time, you can also feed them food. They are so cute and very greedy. They will keep eating. Of course, if you put the feed close to your mouth, they will be crazy to eat on your hand, and sometimes they will not go because they want to eat grass, this is a few exciting experiences.
O’Reilly is an excellent eco-tourism area. They had hosted visitors around Lamington National Park almost a hundred years ago.
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Hercules Street Park
Hercules Street Park is also a famous park in Brisbane because there is also a giant children’s playground. There are several different slides in the playground. Although it is not too high, it still has a special style, and there are also different climbing paths, which is really good. Therefore, there is also a perfect place for children to play hide and seek.
Hercules Street Park
Like other well-known parks, there are also some places to water play, but this water plat area is a bit smaller, and there are only a few places where water jets are sprayed.
Hercules Street Park
In addition, there is a large grass field where children can play ball.
Hercules Street Park
At the same time, there are also some tables and chairs, where you can have a picnic, and some barbecue grills. However, the park is top-rated, so the facilities is highly demanded.
In the end, I don’t understand why such a popular park has only a few parking spots.
I believe everyone will like this park, especially children.
Address: 40 Remora Rd,
Hamilton
QLD 4007
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Red Cliffe can also be regarded as a tourist area. There are also beaches, “jetty,” water play areas on the seaside, and seafood to eat. It can compare with Gold Coast. However, it is not so commercial, and it is relatively calm.

It’s like I went to Settlement Cove a few days ago.

This is a typical Redcliffe tourist area. There is a sandy beach on the side, a jogging track, and the main feature, the Lagoon, where you can swim and feel at ease, don’t be afraid of sharks and jellyfish.

Moreover, there is a water play area. There is also a children’s playground, so it is suitable for our local tourists to come here peacefully and relax.

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The population of Brisbane has increased a lot in the past ten years, so several new development areas have been added, such as Park Ridge, Springfield, and Flagstone. These new districts emphasize high-quality life. Thus, each of them must have a large park. A few days ago, I went to one of the new development areas, flagstones, for a walk. There are still many open spaces there, which are still under development. However, there is already a big park. The most important thing is a large playground with three-story-high slides. There is a more special feature that it has a large water play area, and the entire water play area is designed as a water forest. A large tree will come out with a lot of water every minute. Many children like to be drenched by the big water under the tree. They want the feeling of being soaked all over. In addition, there are also some fixed small water cannons, which can be used by children to have “water war.” Similarly, there will be several small water jets that are constantly spraying out in some places, and children like to run around them. The only drawback is after the water play, and the children will get wet. It would be better if some shower facilities could be used to clean the children. Such a good facility should cost a lot, according to online information, where the cost of building is A$2 million. Another disadvantage is that there are not many parking spaces. So if you go on a holiday, you should pay attention to it.

Flagstone Adventure Playground

Flagstonian Dr,
Undullah
QLD 4285

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Speaking of Australia, everyone will think of kangaroos and koalas. So Visiting a zoon is a must-do activity in Australia. However, many zoos will charge a fee, such as the Australian Zoo, $60 per ticket. For those of us living in Australia, it is a bit expensive. However, some government animal conservation centers do not charge fees and can also observe animals.

We also went out on a public holiday last week and went to the free-of-charge  animal conservation center, Ipswich Nature Centre, to see animals.
This Nature Centre is like a small zoo. You can spend almost an hour!

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 lavender blooming season

It’s September again; it’s a flower blooming season. Thus, I went to Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton to see lavender last week. Many purple flowers can already be seen.

 lavender blooming season
The weather was fine and sunny. Although there is no purple-sea-like lavender field, there are also several rows of lavender. That is still an excellent choice. And the winery has a lot of free parking spaces, which is convenient! Moreover, Mount Cotton is also half an hour’s drive from Brisbane City and only half an hour’s drive from the south of Brisbane. So it’s very close to our home!

several wild kangaroos in mount cotton
Apart from watching lavender, there are also several wild kangaroos there. They are jumping around the winery, which is interesting.
And that day we visited there, we saw a few little kangaroos baby, some cute ones.
So I think it’s worth going there!

Address:850-938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton QLD 4165

Opening Hours: 9am to 8:30pm

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Local Purple Rains

Jacaranda Flowers
Now is Jacaranda Flowers Blooming Season in Brisbane. As I mentioned before, you can go to UQ or New Farm Park, even go to Grafton, there is a Jacaranda Festival. However, in Brisbane, that is easy, if you drive around your local area, you can find some streets will have a lot of Jacaranda tree. This weekend, we went to a local side street in Sunnybank Hills. I found the whole street has Jacaranda planted in both sides. That looks great. That is a Purple Rain! I love it!
Jacaranda Flowers @Sunnybank Hills

Purple Tree Blooming
Yesterday, when I was running nearby, I found that the purple trees (Jacaranda) were blooming. It’s the time of nearly November, this is the season of the purple tree blossoming. This tree is ubiquitous in Brisbane, so now I see a few purple trees on the roadside, it seems that there is “a little purple ocean” on the roadside.
Purple Tree Blooming@UQ
If you want to see more, I went to the Busway bus at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia in previous years , there are a number of Jacaranda planted along the footpath, I remember they are quite beautiful. If you are not satisfied, you can go to Grafton to attend the Jacaranda festival, which will be held from this Saturday to November 4. Someone told me there is a street where Jacaranda planted at both sides. Unfortunately, it is almost three hours drive from Brisbane, too far away. Maybe, we might go to Goodna, this Saturday and Sunday, there is also the Jacaranda festival, just a lot of small, Evan Marginson Park has several big jacarandas, but there is much closer to our home!