Australia, Photo of the Week

Week In-Stagram Review Queensland

6 Comments 16 May 2014

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion. 

This week I bring you more of beautiful Queensland.  Sure, you all know Queensland to be the home of the Great Barrier Reef, but there’s a lot of Queensland you probably haven’t seen before.  And in my opinion – you are missing out on the best part.  It’s diverse in activities (beaches and mountains) and , less touristed!  It’s not where all the tourists are going – you blaze your own trail – and I love that!  I sadly finished my week at #Room753  and bid it farewell.  I picked up a travel partner for a couple of days, and we drove out to the Granite Belt to a town called Stanthorpe.  Stanthorpe is home to Alure – a remarkable glamping (luxury camping) experience, wineries, fruit farms, and dairy farms.  The perfect fall get away in the Southern hemisphere!

Location independent

Anyone want to share office space w/ me? There’s room at the table! My office today. #Room753

Gold Coast

In the shadow of skyscrapers. Who needs a beach umbrella when you have the buildings of #SurfersParadise !

coolangatta surfing

One of the best times to surf is at sunset. The waters around Coolangatta beach were full of surfers waiting for the right wave.

opera on the beach

Picking our seats for opera on the beach. Tonight is a performance of The Magic Flute – with crashing waves for accompaniment. #Room753


Back to roughing it in the country with Alure Stanthorpe! #Glamping in Stanthorpe – the wine country of @queensland . This tent is nicer than most homes!

granite belt

Fall colors in the #GraniteBelt are at their peak! Southern hemisphere autumn!

granite belt winery

Wine tasting in the Granite Belt today!


Disclosure:  I was invited to enjoy Queensland by the Queensland Tourism Board and Room753 lodging was provided by Peppers Broadbeach..  However all the opinions expressed her are solely my own!

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6 Comments so far

  1. Great images! And that view from the hotel- wow!

  2. Dave says:

    Nice post and Pictures you got there, Enjoy and cheers!

  3. Beautiful pictures! I’m extremely excited that I’m going to Australia next year!

  4. Dussel_Brad! says:

    #Pic3 #Pic4 Oh my God, just look at the clouds; They look beautiful :)
    Queensland is a wonderful place and I love visiting this place with my family. Magical photography, breathtaking it is!

  5. Tim says:

    You captured some gorgeous images there in Queensland. You are right that there is plenty of land to get away from Surfers Paradise while you are there. Good to see you ventured out.

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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