Tree of Knowledge, Capricorn Caves and the Town of 1770

Tree of Knowledge, Capricorn Caves and the Town of 1770

We left Mount Isa to complete the final part of our big loop.  If you missed our previous posts you can find them below: Barkly Homestead, Lake Moondarra, and Mount Isa Underground Hospital Lorella Springs Wilderness Park On the way back to Brisbane, we were planning to visit our friends in Rockhampton plus finally go…

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Description Bribie Island National Park is located on the east coast of Queensland, 38 km from Caboolture, 68 km from Caloundra, and 65 km from  Brisbane. The park is known mostly for 4WD driving and fishing.  You can explore open woodlands, fragrant paperbark wetlands, scrubby coastal heaths, and see the blooming wildflowers in spring and…

Burrum Coast National Park – beautiful beaches and 4WD driving

Burrum Coast National Park – beautiful beaches and 4WD driving

Description Burrum Coast National Park is located in the Wide Bay Burnett Region, 38 km from Childers, 55 km from Bundaberg, and 93 km from Hervey Bay. The park is divided into four sections: Only Kinkuna and Woodgate have recreation facilities. In Burrum Coast National Park, visitors can expect to find wide beaches with great…

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…

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….

Our Unforgettable Shell Beach Experience

Our Unforgettable Shell Beach Experience

We decided to stop at Nanga Bay Station Resort as it was a perfect base for us to visit Shell Beach that is a part of the Shark Bay World Heritage area. How do you get to Shell Beach? Shell Beach is located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area in Western Australia. It can…

Monkey Mia – unique bottlenose dolphin paradise

Monkey Mia – unique bottlenose dolphin paradise

Next day we drove through the flat, monotonous landscape to our next destination – Denham and Monkey Mia.  While driving 350 km to Denham, we missed trees again as it was only grass and more grass around us. The landscape only changed and became more interesting after we entered the Francois Peron Peninsula.  In general the…

Coral Bay – awesome snorkelling paradise

Coral Bay – awesome snorkelling paradise

The drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay was only 150 km, but it gave us an opportunity to observe the dry landscape of Western Australia’s northern region. We noticed that the state is predominantly bare of trees and surrounded by emptiness, with only small shrubs visible from the road. Coral Bay is a small town…

Ningaloo Reef – best place to watch humpback whales

Ningaloo Reef – best place to watch humpback whales

We decided that our next destination would be the famous Ningaloo Reef. Ningaloo Reef¬† is a world heritage-listed site that is home to a fringing reef just steps away from the shore. Snorkeling near the coast allows to observe turtles, fish, and manta rays, while from atop the hill, people can witness the majestic humpback…