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OZ with mum and dad

the sequel

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sunset at fraser island

Right, we're back... so I'll just pick up where I left of last time.
The 5th of may I was still on Fraser of course! We got up early and had brekkie and than we went to Lake Wabby ... memories!!

Fraser Island, Lake Wabby

Only this time we did it the other way around then 5 years ago. This time we got dropped off at the lookout point and walked down to the lake where, again, we had about 45min to take a dip in the lake and work on our tan. Then we crossed the "desert" (just a tiny little one, but still pretty hot) to the beach and went for another swim in the sea... with the sharks apparantly. The pilot of the little planes at fraser told our guides later that, while they were surfing - before we got to the beach - they spotted a shark at about 5m from the place they were surfing. And 5 mins later we arrived and swam out there... good we didn't know at the time! We then drove on to Eli Creek where, oh yes you guessed right, we had another swim down the creek (just to wash of all that salt) and then we stopped over at the Cathedrals to have lunch. After that we went to Indian Head, that's a great lookout point to spot all sorts of sea wildlife. We saw a ray, some sharks, a turtle (I think) and some dolphins from up there. Then it was time to head back to the jetty to watch yet another beautiful sunset. And the next morning we headed back for Brisbane.

We stayed in Brissie for one night and then took the train and the bus and the boat and the bus to Amity Point at North Stradbroke Island... Yes, it was a whole day of travelling.

sunset on North-Stradbroke

We stayed at the Amity bungalows for 5 days and our days mainly existed of long walks on the beach and dinner at the restaurant 2 blocks from the bungalow, so I'm not gonna make long comments about it>

North-Stradbroke, Lookout Point, Gorge Walk

The 12th of may we again took the bus, the ferry, the train to brissie to catch our plane to Cairns where we arrived quite late in the evening. On the 13th we explored Cairns and found that Cairns can be explored in half a day, so we booked some trips around Cairns for the following days.
14th of may we went to Kandura with the scenic train,

scenic train from Cairns to Kandura

and visited a coffee-farm (interesting and beautiful views) and a banana farm... (not so interesting, no btf views) and stopped over on the way back to cairns to feed the wallabies (cute!!)

Wallabie and Joey, plz ignore ugly legs! (no, they're not mine!)


On the 15th of may mum and dad went looking for other, more quiet accomodation, and the 16th of may we left for a two day-trip to Undura.
It's a beautiful National Park where you can go and visit the lava-tubes (very ... huge) and see a gorgeous sunset (yes, one of so many, but honestly you can never get enough of it!). So on the 17th of may we got back to Cairns and the next day we went to Green Island to see the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunatly we didn't see so much of the reef, coz it was low tide and that meant there wasn't lots of space to snorkel or for the glassbottom boat to manoeuvre. But it was still a beautiful day. Back in Cairns I met up with Maria and we had a really fun and big night out.

And then it was time to fly back to brisbane and stay for one more night and then me mummy and daddy flew back home... snifsnif. Okay, well not completly snifsnif maybe, but I was still sad to see them go.
I checked in in the Palace Backpackers and two days later I came to Childers and started working... and that's it for now folks!

Hope to hear some news from your side of the world soon!

Posted by melissaf 17:12 Archived in Australia Tagged air_travel

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