Impressive Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Before driving to Sunshine Coast we heard a lot about it. People say that Sunshine Coast is very beautiful and not as busy as some places on Gold Coast. So, we were looking forward to seeing all the attractions around it. Once we got to Tewantin which is located in the north of the Sunshine […]

Breathtaking Sunsets at Hervey Bay and Woodgate Beach

Hervey Bay Sunset

Once we reached the east coast of Australia, our destinations were located in close proximity. This time we had to drive only 120 km from Bargara to Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay Hervey Bay is located next to the world heritage listed Fraser Island. It is famous for its long, 14 km sandy beach and humpback whales watching. […]

Fragile Mon Repos Turtle Hatchlings and Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Mon Repos turtle hatchlings

Our next destination was Mon Repos, a famous place for its turtles. You can either watch tiny turtles hatching and entering the ocean or a female turtle laying eggs in the sand.  We decided to drive through Kalpowar State Forest and Borilla State Forest to make a nice shortcut saving 50 km in total. We […]

Monto homestead – our unforgettable outback experience

Beautiful horses at the homestead around Monto

Our next destination was an unplanned one. We were going to visit Shirley and Stan son, Tony, in his homestead around Monto. Early in the morning, we met Shirley and Stan in front of our Discovery Caravan Park. They also take took caravan.  We took an inland road via the historic town of Mount Morgan […]

Free Rockhampton Zoo and our first Rodeo

Emu from Rockhampton Zoo

Our next destination was Rockhampton. Nell could not wait to see Rockhampton Zoo – the only free zoo we saw during our trip so far. We decided to skip Mackay as we were running out of time. Also, on the way, we missed Cape Hillsborough and Eungala National Park, but that’s ok – we left […]

Amazing snorkelling at Reef World and Whitsunday Islands

Fantasea - getting off in Whitehaven Beach

Our next stopping point was Whitsunday Region were we planned to see go to Reef World for snorkelling and see the Whitsunday Islands.  The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, situated between south of Bowen and to the north of Mackay. Airlie Beach – […]

7 best Townsville attractions

Townsville from Castle Hill

After spending two days on Magnetic Island, we were ready to explore Townsville attractions. After jumping off the ferry, we drove to our Discovery Caravan Park and set up our camp. I had a little surprise when I took my power cable and wanted it to connect to the power box. Inside I found a […]

Magnetic Island – fascinating koala tropical paradise

Magnetic Island

The transfer took us only 40 minutes, and during the trip, we experienced a great view from disappearing Townsville with its Castle Hill and Cape Cleveland Peninsula. During the trip, we spoke to a lady who lives on Magnetic Island, and she said that the ferry prices are so expensive to limit the number of […]

Paluma National Park – mesmerizing historic arch bridge from 1933

Paluma National Park - Little Crystal Creek

Rollingstone Caravan Park We wanted to see Paluma National Park, so we stopped in Rollingstone Caravan Park. Rollingstone Caravan Park is located 62 km north of Townsville, 3 km of the highway, right at the shoreline. It offers various accommodation, including villas, cabins and camping sites. It was the middle of December, so there were not […]

Wallaman Falls with stunning 305 meters water drop

Wallaman Falls

After we reached the east coast we started moving very slowly in comparison to the previous stages of our trip. Every time we drive only 50 to 100 kilometres to the next town. The reason was simple – there were so many attractions to see and we did not want to miss anything.  After we […]