Gold Coast Hinterland and joyful theme parks

Gold Coast Hinterland and joyful theme parks

We stayed in Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale. The park was renovated recently and we could enjoy a new swimming complex with a big round pool, a children pool and a hot spa.  It was a good starting point wherefrom we could go to Brisbane for job interviews or drive around and see…

Impressive Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Impressive 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

Breathtaking Sunsets at Hervey Bay and Woodgate Beach

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 Centre and Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Fragile Mon Repos Turtle Centre and Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Our next destination was Mon Repos Turtle Centre, 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…

Monto homestead – our unforgettable outback experience

Monto homestead – our unforgettable outback experience

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 a caravan.  We took an inland road via the historic town of Mount…

Free Rockhampton Zoo and our first Rodeo

Free Rockhampton Zoo and our first Rodeo

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

Amazing snorkelling at Reef World and Whitsunday Islands

Our next stopping point was Whitsunday Region where 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

7 best Townsville attractions

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 – fascinating koala tropical paradise

We have heard so many different things about Magnetic Island that we decided to check it ourselves.  Magnetic Island is situated only 7 km offshore from Townsville Harbour. There are two types of ferries: passenger and car. We wanted to explore the island properly so decided to take our car.  The car ferry with Fantasea…