23 September 2009

Yungaburra Markets this weekend!

I'm looking forward to going along to the Yungaburra markets this weekend, I love the old fashioned charm of this monthly market, with the stalls filled with home made crafts, home grown vegetables and freshly prepared jams and preserves.

The Yungaburra Market is the biggest and oldest market on the Atherton Tablelands, just west of Cairns.

On one day each month, local producers gather on the commons in the middle of the historic village of Yungaburra to sell fresh produce, flowers, local wines, wooden furniture, clothing and just about anything else you can think of.

From January to November, the markets are held on the 4th Saturday of the month. The December Market - usually the biggest of the year - is specially scheduled to ensure it falls prior to Christmas eve.

The Market runs from 7:30am to 12:30pm.

22 September 2009

Whitsundays reef festival

1. Adventure Whitsunday Park Fun 2. Shute Harbour 3. Adventure Whitsunday Playground 4. Adventure Whitsunday Pool 5. Gloucester Island from Hydeaway Bay 6. Bicentennial Walkway 7. Hydeaway Bay 8. Airlie Beach Markets

Now in its 8th year, the Reef Festival is a vibrant and colourful celebration of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. The festival aims to highlight the unique Whitsunday lifestyle, and is a celebration of the local community.

The Whitsunday Reef Festival was started in 2001 as a celebration of the region's wonderful natural assets. It is a four day festival consisting of a fireworks extravaganza, live music on the beach, Comedy Gala, Fashion parade, Sand Sculpting competition, Street Parade, family fun day, starlight movies at the Airlie Beach Lagoon and much more. The event is organised by a dedicated committee of local volunteers representing small businesses and organisations in the Whitsundays, and runs on the generosity of local business sponsorship. A must do on the Whitsundays' social calendar.

The festival will be held from 15th - 18th October 2009, for full details of the festival program visit www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.au

21 September 2009

The Cassowary Coast: Warrina Lakes

An interesting place to visit while you're exploring the Cassowary Coast is Warrina Lakes. Here you'll find a great playground, small botanical garden and a charming lake with water lillies, ducks and turtles.

Just minutes from the centre of Innisfail, Warrina Lakes has all the facilities you need for a great day out with the kids, there are barbeques, picnic tables, shady trees, toilet facilites and a large undercover area. The recently installed playground is fully fenced and great for children of all ages, with slides, tunnels and plenty of climbing features. Smooth pathways through the gardens are very pram friendly and are great for bikes or scooters too.

Innisfail is an hour south of Cairns, famous for its distinctive Art Deco architecture and riverside location, you'll also find the Australian Sugar Museum, the Johnstone River Crocodile Park, Paronella Park and the Ma:mu Canopy Walkway nearby.

17 September 2009

Get set for summer

It's already warming up here in Cairns and with school holidays just around the corner we'll be heading to the beach every other day so we're getting set for summer.

We love these sweet sunhats from EJKids {above} and cute swimwear available from SwishLily

Your cheeky monkey has a special offer on summer products today only, so be quick!:


1 x Garfield Sports Sipper Cup

1 x Cheeky Monkey Children's Legionnaires Hat - Yellow

1 x 500ml 30+ Spray On Sunscreen - Aussie Owned and Made

1 x 125ml Bloc Bite Sunscreen and Insect Repellent in One - Aussie Owned and Made

RRP approx. $49

Look out Summer here we come!