We spent a day exploring the beautiful and scenic Blue Mountains National Park
Gazing out over the stunning mountains at Wentworth Falls lookout
View of the falls
Finding our way about the Leura Cascades walking trail
Stopping for a picture by the cascades
Capturing the beautiful scenery
The famous Three Sisters at Echo Point
Getting a closer look through the binoculars at Govett’s Leap
We headed south east towards our next destination, stopping at Boonah, Lake Moogerah and Warwick along the way.
Stopping in Boonha for the night
Can you spot the large bat colony in the trees?!
About to get on the road again
Quick stop off at Lake Moogerah for a swim
Waiting to meet a reporter in Warwick for another news article on our travels!
Warwick town centre
St Mary’s Church
We took the opportunity to visit Palm Beach, in the northern suburbs of Sydney – otherwise known as ‘Summer Bay’, used in the filming of popular Aussie soap opera, Home & Away
Taking pictures in front of the Summer Bay Surf Club!
The beach behind us is often used for filming
Admiring the view from Bilgola Beach lookout the following morning
By mid March 2014, we crossed the border back into New South Wales, after spending a few months in Queensland, and began to head back down the east coast again – ready for our next big road trip!
By mid March 2014, it was time to move on again, and we headed back to the coast – southward bound for the next part of the adventure!
Our last stop within the Sunshine State – Wallangarra near the NSW border
The Wallangarra Railway Museum & Cafe
We arrived in Stanthorpe, the coolest region in the state, and found work picking tomatoes at one of the local farms for a couple of weeks. During our time there we attended the annual Apple & Grape Harvest Festival and spent a day at Girraween National Park.
We started working at a tomato farm in Stanthorpe!
Craig having to work a bit harder to reach the bigger tomatoes!
Bucket looks a bit small for that one!
That’s a better size
Oops! Craig slips and falls head first into a rotten tomato!
Workers on their break
View from the top of the farm, overlooking the town
At the local pub meeting friends for a drink
Watching the street parade at the annual Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Getting a picture with Jono and Bella, the festival mascots!
Having a bottle of wine in the park
Enjoying our day off with a trip to Storm King Dam
Large cactus plant on the tomato farm
A day at Girraween National Park
Getting a picture by the Granite Arch
Climbing the steep terrain up to the Pyramids!
Amazing view from the top
Exploring the large rocks
Back on flat land
After 3 months on the Gold Coast, we finally left at the end of February 2014. On our last morning, the Gold Coast Bulletin published our first ever newspaper article! Take a look at our News Section and read the full story!
Spending the day at Currumbin Valley Rock Pool
Mt Cougal National Park had some great swimming holes and cascades!
Crab spotting at Currumbin beach
Our last morning at The Spit – reading our very first newspaper article in the Gold Coast Bulletin!
Craig treated Lindsey to a surprise birthday trip to the Springbrook National Park in January 2014. He had booked a rainforest retreat with a luxury cabin!
Fishing in the creek outside our cabin
A late night visit from the friendly possums!
Doing a bit of exploring in the National Park
Purling Brook Falls
Loving life on the Gold Coast!
We loved spending a summery Christmas and New Year in Surfers Paradise. There were lots of festive activities taking place and we enjoyed our first Christmas Day on the beach!
Enjoying the Christmas carols concert at Surfers Paradise Beach
Christmas Movie night on the beach
Breakfast on Christmas morning in our river view apartment
Trip to the beach on Christmas Day!
A walk along the sand with an ice-cream to cool us down
Busy beach in the background
BBQ and wine by the river back at our apartment
Boxing Day shopping trip to Brisbane
Heading through Southbank Park
All dressed up and ready to celebrate the New Year!