Springbrook, 14 October 2020

  Thanks to the eruption of an ancient volcano 23 million years ago, Springbrook is home to a multitude of things that grow, gurgle and glow. Spectacular waterfalls and lookouts abound as The Natural Bridge cave twinkles with resident glow worms. The wilderness is marked by strangler figs, rare birds and glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. The historically…

Texas, 16 October 2020

On paper, Texas has a romantic history that can rival Deadwood. Named after the US land dispute, but in honour of a local one between two brothers and some post-gold rush squatters, Texas earned its stripes with farming, silver mining and tobacco. Driving on the meandering road over the Dumaresq River leading out of Texas,…

Clermont, 29 October 2020

The small town of Clermont has a large number of buildings with great architecture and stories to go with them. Look for the country wave as you drive around. The town is over 150 years old and built on gold, copper and coal mining and agriculture. Famously known as the the town that moved due…

Mapleton, 1 November 2020

Mapleton Hall has a 104 year old history. It was designed and constructed by local community members in 1916, with the previous hall being lost to a bushfire in 1915. Mapleton was a farming district for citrus, pineapples and dairying. It also had a large timber industry, with a hardwood timber mill, three smaller timber…