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 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
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
We also stopped in Ballina to see the Big Prawn!
Big Prawn at Ballina
Chilling out on the beach before hitting the road again
Coffs Harbour was worth a quick stop, and we couldn’t leave without getting a picture of the Big Banana!
Sunbathing by the jetty at Coffs Harbour
Seeing our first of Australia’s iconic “big things” – the Big Banana!
We continued up the east coast in our campervan, after leaving Sydney, and stopped off in Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Karuah, Port Macquarie, Gleniffer & Sawtell.
First stop of our road trip – Lake Macquarie. Getting a picture with the black swans in the background
Beautiful cove at Nelson Bay in Port Stephens
Stopping for dinner on the beach at Fingal Bay
Making sand castles!
Driving past Nambucca River at Karuah
Overnight spot at Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie
Time for a little bit of sightseeing in Port Macquarie
Visiting the koala hospital
Getting a snap of the sleepy koala in the tree
Rock pools at Never Never Creek on the way to Gleniffer
Hitting the road again!
Stopping to admire the coastal view at Sawtell
The beginning of our travels around Australia in October 2013. We spent a week in the state capital of Sydney, exploring the city and amazing beaches, including the iconic Bondi Beach!
Getting a picture by the lifeguard at Bondi Beach
Cycling the Bondi to Coogee coastal route
The ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ event took place while we were there
Admiring the sea view across to Bondi
Cycling past more scupltures
Stopping for a rest at Tamarara Beach
Watching the swimmers and surfers
Exploring the rock caves
Made it to Coogee Beach
Watching the lifeguards
A day sightseeing in the city – St Mary’s Cathedral
Overlooking Sydney Harbour
The spectacular Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge