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 Wide Bay Burnett Region,  38 km from Childers 55 km from Bundaberg, and 93km from Hervey Bay. There are four sections: Kinkuna, Woodgate, Burrum River, and Buxton. Only Kinkuna and Woodgate have recreation facilities. In Burrum Coast National Park you can expect to find wide beaches with…

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 welcomed us with rain but it was not surprising at all. After all we were in Daintree National Park. It was never a pleasant feeling when the fabric parts of our trailer were soaked with water like a sponge. It was very warm so we did not complain at all. Fortunately, we did…

Karumba and astonishing dancing brolgas

Karumba and astonishing dancing brolgas

Our next destination was Karumba. After seeing dancing brolgas on Plenty Highway we were counting for more around Karumba. Karumba is a small fishing town located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, 570 km from Mount Isa. First, we had to go east, pass Cloncurry and turn left to Burke Developmental Road. We heard that Karumba…

Impressive 1 Mile Carnarvon Jetty

Impressive 1 Mile Carnarvon Jetty

It was another 240 km south and we finally reached a bigger coastal town of Carnarvon.  It is situated at the mouth of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean and is famous for its one mile jetty. With the population of 4500 it is a frequent stop by tourists to do the last big…

Coral Bay – awesome snorkelling paradise

Coral Bay – awesome snorkelling paradise

It was only a 150 km drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay. As we spent more time in Western Australia we learned it is a very dry state without trees at least in the northern part of it. The roads are very boring and surrounded by emptiness. Only small shrubs are visible from the road….

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 the fringing reef that is close to your footstep. Close to the shore you can snorkel and watch turtles, fish and manta rays. And from the hill you can watch the majestic…

80 Mile Beach – best fishing and huge shells

80 Mile Beach – best fishing and huge shells

It was a 3 hours drive from Port Smith to our next, long waited for destination – 80 Mile Beach. We stopped at the only camping place called – Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. It is located 50 meters from the beach so what else we may want? The most unique feature of 80 Mile Beach…