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 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.
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.
In addition, there is a large grass field where children can play ball.
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,
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.
Flagstone Adventure Playground
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
Last night, I also went out to Brisbane. There was a lot of people as if back to Hong Kong, Myer Center parking car was almost full.
In fact, that is not surprising, the city has a lot of Christmas celebration. Such as the 7 o’clock Christmas parade, there are many people watching; there were three or four layers of people in front of myself. And this year’s parade sounds more exciting than in previous years, with some of this year’s unique characters appearing on parade, such as the big angel. Of course, there are three wise men riding camels who are present in the parade every year. I think you should not miss that. Last two sessions of the parade will be on tonight and tomorrow
Also, of course, I went to watch the fireworks display at 7.45. But we did not go to Southbank, we just saw it at the entrance of the casino. Although Southbank did not see it so clearly, we could see it, and there were not many people. Unfortunately, the last session Christmas fireworks display will be at 7.45pm tonight
Also, the Brisbane City Christmas Decoration looks pretty!
Finally, we went shopping in the city’s department store, but it was a bit tired.
Last night, I saw a super moon when I back home. The moon was brighter and bigger than usual. Moreover, another Super Moon will happen in 70 years later. That is a rare chance! So, I made the decision, we went out for dinner and watched the super moon, well, that was a good excuse to dinner out.
We arrived Mount Gravatt Lookout at 9 pm; it was Moon rise and moon set which should be the popular time for moon watching. There was a lot of people. I was surprised so many as keen as us to watch the super moon. Near the peak, there was a traffic jam. I already felt that was a good sign. We might not be able to get a parking spot. When we arrived the peak, the car park was full. Even some cars parked at the grassland and roadside too. In the end, we only stopped a car for a few seconds and my wife took a photo of the moon.
That is a chance today. We can go to Mt Coot-tha Lookout or Mt Gravatt Lookout for watching the super moon if you won’t scare off the crowds. But Bureau of Meteorology said tonight, they will be a bit cloudy.