That’s a Wrap

Well that’s the end of this trip. We have done a lot of outback travel so this trip it was good to do some of the coast. Been some great highlights like Cobbold Gorge, Paronella Park, Mission Beach, Babinda Boulders, Karumba, Mary Kathleen Ruins and several others, hard to pick one favourite. Here is a … Continue reading That’s a Wrap

Yeppoon

Yeppoon has also been another one of those places we have been meaning to pop into but never had. There are just so many amazing places in Australia to “Pop Into”. We stayed at the Blue Dolphin Caravan Park, no EFT’s here cash only. The place is small and well located as it is only … Continue reading Yeppoon

Mackay

Again it’s been over 30 yrs since we had been to Mackay. The town seems to have everything you could want or need with several big stores like Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Anaconda, Spotlight etc which are further out from the main town area. A good place to top up on supplies and stay a … Continue reading Mackay

Bowen

Bowen can be one of those places people just drive by when heading to the Whitsunday’s. Bowen is most famous for being the birthplace of the Kensington Pride Mango, aka the Bowen Mango. The big Mango sits a few kms out of town on the main hwy. Bowen has wide streets, friendly atmosphere, great local … Continue reading Bowen

Townsville

We woke to a lot of smoke around the place which was still around in Townsville as well as some dust haze. It was hard to see anything much in the distance. We are staying at Secura Lifestyle The Lakes Townsville. Each site has an ensuite, the sites vary in size, ours was a pretty … Continue reading Townsville

Heading South

7/9/19 Alas our time in paradise had to come to an end. With only 2 weeks left we had to keep moving south. We called into Tully to look at the Giant Golden Gumboot a monument to the record breaking rains of 1950, when 7.9m of rainfall made it the wettest town in Australia. There … Continue reading Heading South

Mission Beach

Last time we stayed in this neck of the woods our eldest son was 14 months old, 30 years ago. It left a lasting impression and wonderful memories we often look back on. With so many other places to explore and visit it’s taken us this long to get back here. You know it’s like … Continue reading Mission Beach

Paronella Park

Paronella Park is again one of those places that has been on our to do list for years. And wow was it worth the wait. This really is a must do if you are in the area. Jose Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park. … Continue reading Paronella Park

Babinda Boulders

Father’s Day. After a leisurely morning we drove the 7km out to Babinda Boulders. There is a small camping area there but dogs are not allowed nor are they allowed at the day area so Jess was left to play guard dog with the caravan. The Boulders area is named for a series of huge … Continue reading Babinda Boulders

Babinda

Once we left Archer Creek we popped into Milla Milla falls as it’s only a short detour off the main hwy, before continuing on to Innisfail to do some much needed grocery shopping. Wind Turbines on Windy Hill Wind Farm at Ravenshoe. Our completed route so far. Red line shows where we have been. Then … Continue reading Babinda