We put job hunting to one side for a while and treated ourselves to an unlimited pass to a few of the amazing theme parks on the Gold Coast – Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Watching the penguins at Sea World
Treating ourselves to a Dominos Pizza after a great day out
Fun day at Warner Bros Movie World!
Gazing up at the massive Christmas tree
Craig posing for a picture before we queue to go on the Superman rollercoaster
On the log flumes
Calypso Beach at Wet ‘n Wild water park
Floating round on our rubber ring!
We decided to stop in Surfers Paradise again – the land of surf, sea, sun and sand!
Arriving back in Surfers Paradise to find jobs!
Spending the day relaxing at Main Beach
Getting ready to go for a surf
Craig having a go at paddle boarding
Resting on the sand… unaware of the curious seagull!
Got a little too curious and decided to have a peck!
Taking part in the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL)
And we’re off!!
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
We spent a couple of days in Byron Bay and enjoyed a trip to Cape Byron, the most easterly point of mainland Australia
Relaxing in the sun at the caravan park in Byron Bay
At Belongil Beach watching the surfers
Driving up to the lighthouse at Cape Byron
Cape Byron lighthouse, near the easternmost point of the mainland