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…

Paluma National Park – mesmerizing historic arch bridge from 1933

Paluma National Park – mesmerizing historic arch bridge from 1933

Rollingstone Caravan Park We wanted to see Paluma National Park, so we stopped in Rollingstone Caravan Park. Rollingstone Caravan Park is located 62 km north of Townsville, 3 km of the highway, right at the shoreline. It offers various accommodation, including villas, cabins and camping sites. It was the middle of December, so there were not…

Wallaman Falls with stunning 305 meters water drop

Wallaman Falls with stunning 305 meters water drop

After we reached the east coast we started moving very slowly in comparison to the previous stages of our trip. Every time we drive only 50 to 100 kilometers to the next town. The reason was simple – there were so many attractions to see and we did not want to miss anything.  After we…

Amazing Kearneys Falls and Cattana Wetlands

Amazing Kearneys Falls and Cattana Wetlands

In our second week in Cairns, we still had a few places to see. Our plan was to visit Kearneys Falls, Cattana Wetlands, and Barron Gorge Hydro Station. But let’s start from the beginning. After six months of travelling and at least visiting thirty different pools, I must finally say that Nell had made great…