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Travelling the East coast

From Brisbane to Cairns

sunny 32 °C
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Allright, third time good time! I'll really try this time to finish everything untill here, here is in Darwin and I've got one month and a half of travelling to catch up on, so it's gonna be a long one!

Here we go...

Fifth of August I left Childers, snif snif... Naaahhh, just joking, it was more like HALLELLUJAAAAAHHH (and I'm a not-believer!). Anyway got to Brissie and stayed there for a couple of days on my own while I was waiting for Celien to arrive on the 10th of August.
Of course I was too late to pick her up (I got used to the layed back and relaxed Ozzie life-style, so no rushing!). Anyway once she was there we moved hostel to this great place at West End called "Somewhere to Stay" (I really recommend it if you would ever come to brissie!)
vieuw from our balcony

We didn't do that much, but we managed to buy a buspass and go to the Ekka Festival in Brisbane (of course we did go to botanical gardens, but that's already the third - actually make that fourth time - I've been in Brissie, so lets go over it really quickly).
Ekka Festival

19th of August we finally left for Noosa. We checked into the YHA which is really a very nice hostel. Unfortunatly we arrived in Noosa in the rain so didn't do that much. 20st August we did a walk in the National Park = gorgeous!!

Celien left on the 22nd August to Fraser for three days while I stayed in Noosa for one more night and then on the 23rd left to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach was .... FLOODED! I dont have any pics of the place coz my camera isn't waterproof and seeing as we had to swim from one building to the other in Rainbow... Anyway, Celien came back from Fraser looking as a drowned cat, but she had loads of fun she said. All I did in Rainbow was reading the latest Harry Potter (jawel, kheb hem al gelezen, nanananeire!).

The 25th of August we went to Hervey Bay. We didn't stay for long coz we didn't have lots of time, but it was btf! And finally we could enjoy the sun! We also stayed at the best hostel I've been staying at in OZ untill now ... the Woolshed!


27th of August we went on to Rockhampton. We wanted to visit Great Keppel Island but ended up doing a tour at a cattle farm! Great tour (was called Dave's Capricorn Tour if I'm not mistaken) and I'll let the pics talk for themselves!


Redback spider

dead forest

Me and Hetty getting acquainted

Hetty and me getting close

Hetty and me saying goodbye





Whaaawhaaahaaawhaa...is all the comment I can give!

On the 29th we went on to Airlie beach where we went sailing! Perfect perfect perfect... mum, dad could I have a sailingboat for my New Year? We went for two days, two nights, here are some pics...

sunset 1


Whitehaven Beach

our boat, the Boomerang

my toes


After Airlie we went on to Cairns on the 4th of Sept (I think) and stayed there to recover from all our travels. We did go to Cape tribulation and did an incredibly great diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
Some pics of Cape Trib:



After that we went back south to Townsville and visited Magnetic Island. Very btf (I find myself to be very repetetive... beautiful this, beautiful that... incredible!)
No pics though, coz too many pics to upload! and from there... see next entry!

Posted by melissaf 22:13 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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