As winter approaches I can almost hear the fireplace crackling and taste those melting marshmallows scorched by hot red flames. Romantic self-contained accommodation near Brisbane with fireplaces and spas suddenly becomes the sought after elixir in a world full of couples.
Our little hatchback ploughed through a water crossing, past 400-year-old rainforest trees ... However, it was Springbrook Mountain, towering on the horizon, that was the salient reminder of whose domain we had entered at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.
MOLTEN rocks spewed through the air and bubbled from gassy crevices. The earth lurched and shuddered as the enormous shield volcano reshaped all around it. As
the hire car sweeps along the Tomewin Range Rd into the Tweed Valley, I'm greatly relieved that the fire and brimstone ended more than 20 million years ago.
It’s set on a stretch of coastline that’s an endless procession of classic white sand surf beaches, backed up by lush rolling countryside and mystical rainforests, and the Northern Rivers region of Australia is one of the country’s best kept secrets.
It's the perfect time and place for a proposal. We've been walking through the rainforest and have happened upon a clearing beneath an ancient strangler fig where there is, encircled by flaming torches ...