Beaches, beaches and more beaches! That was the theme of the day when we left Brisbane / Coombabah for Byron Bay. We stopped at Bilinga South, Rainbow Bay and Fingal Head before we made it to Byron Bay. Continue reading
Hervey Bay to Noosa started out with a grey, overcast and rainy morning and as we didn’t have far to go and the weather was crap, we were in no hurry to leave the comfortable Coconut Palms on the Bay. The weather forecast showed that the whole day was going to be rainy and it proved to be accurate as we made our way slowly down the coast in the general direction of Noosa. Continue reading
We were awake early for the 7:20 pick-up from our hotel for our day trip to Fraser Island with Fraser Explorer Tours and eager to get the day started. It was a slightly chilly and cloudy morning but beautiful nonetheless, and I took a few pictures while we waited. We got picked up after a minor panic
Airlie Beach to Yeppoon was a long drive of about 500km (100 or 110 km/hr the fastest you can go) with little to see or stop off for between the two towns, so we set of fairly early. We stopped at Lambert’s Lookout in Mackay, and other than trying to find a pie shop, that was the only diversion we made off Bruce Highway!
We were due to spend 2 nights in Airlie Beach and quite looking forward to spending more than one night somewhere for a change! We were also in no hurry to get there too early, so had breakfast at the hotel before setting off. The trip, again, wasn’t too eventful or interesting, with fairly arid areas now breaking up the sugar cane plantations! Continue reading
After a continental breakfast at the Castawasy Resort we set out for South Mission Beach, stopping at Wongaling Beach on the way there. They are both lovely beaches, though quiet, residential towns compared to ‘main’ Mission Beach, and all the action seems to be in Mission Beach, where we stayed.
I woke up early and excitedly made my way down to the Platypus Viewing Platform. It was a misty morning and I waited around a while trying to spot a platypus, ending up taking loads of cows in the mist as I couldn’t spot any platypus. Just as I was leaving I spotted a little creature skimming the surface of the water, diving a resurfacing a couple of times. I was very excited of course, though it proved quite hard trying to take a picture of it! Continue reading