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 National Park, visitors can expect to find wide beaches with great fishing,…

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…

Port Douglas – amazing Four Mile Beach

Port Douglas – amazing Four Mile Beach

The morning greeted us with rain, but in Daintree National Park, it was not unexpected. As we stepped out of our trailer, we felt the fabric drenched with water like a sponge, a familiar feeling in this rainforest region. However, the warm temperature kept our spirits high, and we did not complain. Thankfully, we didn’t…

Karumba and astonishing dancing brolgas

Karumba and astonishing dancing brolgas

As we continued our trip around Australia, our next destination was the small town of Karumba. The sight of dancing brolgas on the Plenty Highway had left us charmed, and we were hoping to see more of these graceful birds in the area around Karumba. Nestled in the heart of the Gulf of Carpentaria and…

Impressive 1 Mile Carnarvon Jetty

Impressive 1 Mile Carnarvon Jetty

After driving another 240 kilometers south, we arrived at the larger coastal town of Carnarvon. It sits at the mouth of the Gascoyne River and overlooks the Indian Ocean, renowned for its one-mile-long jetty. With a population of 4,500, it’s a popular pit stop for tourists who want to do some last-minute shopping before heading…

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…

80 Mile Beach – best fishing and huge shells

80 Mile Beach – best fishing and huge shells

It was a three-hour drive from Port Smith to our long-awaited destination, 80 Mile Beach. We stopped at the only camping place called Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park, located just 50 meters from the beach. Beach camping? Great! The most unique feature of 80 Mile Beach was the huge shells we were able to collect….