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!
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!
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