We drove as far as Bundaberg around the last week in November 2013, looking to settle and find work, but decided to head south again…
Passing through Bundaberg
Stopping for a night in Bargara before heading south again
We spent a few days in Hervey Bay and took a trip to the heritage listed Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world!
Hervey Bay Marina
Exploring the sandcastle ruins close to Urangan Pier
The start of our trip to Fraser Island!
First stop off – admiring the emerald green waters of Lake Wabby
Disappointed by the weather at Lake McKenzie
Walking through the rainforest at Wanggoolba Creek, near Central Station
Maheno shipwreck on 75 mile beach
Swimming at Eli Creek
Enjoying the freshwater stream
Stopping for a photo of the Pinnacles
Going for a dip at Champagne Pools
Viewpoint from the boardwalk overlooking Corroboree Beach and Indian Head
Final stop of the day at the top of Indian Head
We had a great time at Australia Zoo, near Beerwah, home of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin!
Looking forward to a day at the zoo!
Walking through ‘Roo Heaven’
‘Africa’ looking at the giraffes
Checking out the list of exotic birds in the ‘Rainforest Aviary’
Red kangaroos up close
Taking a picture at the ‘Crocoseum’ before the animal show starts!
Approaching a curious little water dragon on the path!
Saltwater crocodile enclosures
We drove through the Glass House Mountains National Park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and stopped for a picture
We visited the state capital of Brisbane and got to see some of the main sights
Getting the City ferry across the river into Brisbane
A bit of sightseeing
South Bank Parklands
We spent a night camping at Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland and enjoyed bush walking and building camp fires!
Setting up our camp spot by the late at Tamborine Mountain National Park
View of the hinterland from Rotary Lookout
Bush walking near Witches Falls
Exploring a fallen tree!
Having a wander round Eagle Heights Resort gardens
View from the gardens. We could see the Gold Coast in the distance
Visiting the Botanic Gardens
Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre
Having a drink and keeping warm by our camp fire
At the beginning of November 2013, we arrived on the Gold Coast and spent a few nights in Surfers Paradise
Sitting on the beach, after arriving in Surfers Paradise
Looking up on the high rise buildings lit up at night
The famous Surfers Paradise archway