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
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