Brisbane to Birdsville – On the way to Simpson Desert

Brisbane to Birdsville – On the way to Simpson Desert

After finishing our trip around Australia, soon after we had an opportunity to go to the Simpson Desert for the first time. Driving from Brisbane to Birdsville was the first part of our big adventure. This was really an unplanned trip, but there was a reason for it. 50th Anniversary of crossing the Simpson Desert…

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Description Carnarvon Gorge National Park is home to towering cliffs, spectacular views, coloured and lush side gorges. There is a wide variety of plants and animal species like emus, wild pigs, brumbies, wallabies, kangaroos, and goannas. There are two sections of Carnarvon Gorge National Park: Carnarvon Gorge (this is where the main walk is), and…

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Description Lawn Hill National park, also called Boodjamulla National Park by Waanyi traditional owners, is located far in the west-north corner of Queensland, 320 km from Mount Isa mining town. If you never heard of it, don’t worry. We barely knew its existence before our trip to Lorella Springs. Lawn Hill National Park is one…

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Description Cania Gorge National Park is located in the North Burnett Region of Queensland. The closest bigger towns are Monto located 38 km on the south or Biloela located 105 km away on the north. The park is known for its towering cliffs, old caves, and sheltered gorges. Also, you can find aboriginal paintings on…

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…

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…