Farewells and a free nights accommodations

Today marked Chris and Annette’s last day with us, but it was definitely not the end of their trip in Australia! We had to be awake early for the drive to the airport, however the wonderful hotel we were staying at, as mentioned in our previous post, was undergoing construction. At 6am we were woken … Continue reading Farewells and a free nights accommodations

How we ended up with 6+ hotel rooms when we arrived in Brisbane…

Destination Brisbane. We began our day however, waking up early in our tents at the free camp next to the highway. There were a few trucks that drove by, they may have been the cause to our early rise… After a much needed coffee in the town of Gympie we began the drive east to … Continue reading How we ended up with 6+ hotel rooms when we arrived in Brisbane…

When your day is blown away by whales in Hervey Bay!

Since our last blog we travelled ‘quite a distance’ from Mackay to Hervey Bay. On the way we had intended on stopping into the towns of 1770 and Bundaberg, however in the end we calculated that we did not have enough time and preferred not to rush through them. In the end we decided to … Continue reading When your day is blown away by whales in Hervey Bay!

Resort living and kangaroos on the beach

After an absolutely amazing time on Hamilton Island, out in the Whitsundays and exploring the Great Barrier Reef, we returned to mainland Australia. With the Island still fresh in our minds, we thought we would stay in a resort at our next location, which was to be Halliday Beach. We arrived late at night, it … Continue reading Resort living and kangaroos on the beach

#reefsleep

The story you have all been waiting for! Or the story we have been waiting to tell… Either way this is by far one of the most amazing highlights of our trip! It is on par with our visit to Karijini National Park and our drive on the Gibb River Road. We are sure there … Continue reading #reefsleep

Some bad weather, and a broken down buggy…but there is a happy ending!

Today was meant to be the day that we got to explore some of the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately due to the weather, an hour before our full day tour was supposed to depart, we received a call. The lady on the other line said she was very sorry but the tour was cancelled due … Continue reading Some bad weather, and a broken down buggy…but there is a happy ending!

Those things you pack that, well you really don’t need…

Alrighty the time has come for us to share with you just how much extra and unneeded crap we had stashed away in our car. Just a little intermission blog post between our travels to the Whitsundays. I promise this post is insightful and hopefully entertaining... If you have been following our story for a … Continue reading Those things you pack that, well you really don’t need…

Whitsundays time! First stop Hamilton Island.

Anyone ever been to Hamilton Island or the Whitsundays before? For all of us, this was our first trip out there! We had no real idea what to expect but my goodness we could not contain our excitement! This was definitely an anticipated part of our trip overall and with Chris and Annette. You just … Continue reading Whitsundays time! First stop Hamilton Island.

The beach camping trifecta!

All throughout Australia there are caravan parks owned by the franchise company Big4. They are normally higher end camp grounds, and in great locations, of course costing a little more than your average and or pleb town caravan park. However they normally do not differ much, especially if you are on a tented and non-powered … Continue reading The beach camping trifecta!

Exploring Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands

Cairns has been wonderful and everything surrounding it was wonderful to see, but we again were excited by the next destination. We headed slightly north of Cairns and then drove west up into the Atherton Tablelands. Our first stop on our journey into the Tablelands was a coffee/chocolate farm. It makes sense right? We opted … Continue reading Exploring Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands