The surrounding and picturesque towns host colourful arts and crafts markets where local artists and artisans sell their wares, a multitude of cultural events, many fine galleries, boutique stores of Australian fashion designers, vibrant pavement cafes and enticing restaurants. There are also many tourist attractions close-by including the Australia Zoo with Croc Hunter Steve lrwin, Underwater World, and the unique natural wonder Fraser Island. Brisbane (pop 1.3 million), the capital city of the ‘Sunshine State’ of Queensland, and its international airport are only 1.5 hours away.
The natural physical beauty of this place takes your breath away. SouthEast Queensland enjoys a subtropical climate of hot summers (20-29°C, 68-84°F), glorious winter days (10-21°C, 50-69°F) with stunning deep blue skies, and bright spring and autumn days (17-26°C, 62-79°F). The weather here is, as the locals say, ‘beautiful one day and perfect the next".