In partnership with Tourism Australia
Spread the love by supporting these regional gems.
1. Witches Falls
These cool-climate, minimal-intervention wines from Tamborine Mountain are produced with traditional techniques combined with modern, advanced practices.
More information: witchesfalls.com.au
2. Mountain House Co.
Discover a treasure trove of beautifully designed homewares, jewellery and more at Mountain House Co. in Tamborine Mountain.
3. Pechey Distillery
For triple-distilled, small-batch spirits crafted from quality Australian ingredients, look to Pechey Distillery in the high country north of Toowoomba. pecheydistilling.com
4. Little Bee & Me
Pop into the Little Bee Secret Garden in Canungra to watch these fascinating flyers hard at work. You can also attend workshops on bee hotels, native bees, and creating a bee-friendly garden, and why not pick up a T-shirt, tote bag or fresh pot of herbs for home.
5. Daintree Ice Cream Co
Get the scoop straight from the source at this tropical orchard in the Daintree rainforest, famous for their fruit ice cream. daintreeicecream.com.au
PLACES TO VISIT
INTO THE WILD
Led by the country’s most famous wildlife warriors, the Irwin family, Australia Zoo is a sprawling, exciting animal and habitat conservation hub. See a show, interact with the wildlife and sign the kids up to be a “Zoo Keeper for a Day”. australiazoo.com.au
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Get up close to the animals on a behind-the-scenes tour at Currumbin on the Gold Coast. Daredevils can fly through the skies on ziplines with the TreeTop Challenge. currumbinsanctuary.com.au
WILDLIFE HABITAT PORT DOUGLAS
Cuddle up with a koala and a kangaroo or two, or immerse yourself in the rainforest canopy on the new, sky-high Birdseye Bridge. Night owls can book in for
a nocturnal tour. facebook.com/PortDouglas