Blogs from Mackay, Queensland, Australia, Oceania

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay May 2nd 2014

We are currently in Cardwell with some awesome free wi-fi, hence the catchup with the blogs! From Carnarvon Gorge we then went onto Lake Maraboon (fairbairn Damn). We stayed here for about 3 nights so the boys could try their hand at catching Redclaw, which is cross between a lobster and a Yabbie. Luckily there was a couple staying here that come and fish here every year for a few months, they stock up their freezer with the Redclaw, so he lent the boys some crab pots and even made up some bate bottle for them, what a lovely guy considering he had just taken his wife to the hospital as she was unwell and it turned out she had pneumonia. So i can confirm that the boys did actually catch Redclaw!!!!!! see photos Darren, Ben ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

We arrived to Mackey Grande Suites hotel about ten a clock this morning. We spent the whole day there. The hotel got an indoor pool, two restaurants, a bar and also a gaming lounge. Here are two pictures from the hotels website (http://www.mackaygrandesuites.com.au/) //Julia... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Today we decided to take a rest and have a relaxing day at the beach. In the morning, after we ate a healthy and tasty breakfast, I asked the man at the reception and he recommended us to go to Harbour beachwhich is located on the eastern coast of the Lake Huron. We quickly packed our beach equipment. Julia proposed an idea that the easiest way to travel to the beach would be taking a taxi. The ride took ten minutes and as we drove I noticed that Harbour is surrounded by farmland and woods. At the beach it was also many people who were fishing, surfing and diving. Miranda seems to enjoy the diving so I guess we are going to try it in some of the following days. /Emma... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Yesterday when we were on our way to the beach the taxi driver drove beside a huge shopping centre, called The City Centre. Since I am a real shopaholic and we have not shopped anything yet I decided that it is time for some shopping. In the morning it was a cool and fresh weather so we took a walk to the shopping centre. It was quite far away and it took us about a half an hour to walk there. We found a store, Temptation costumes clothing & accessoriesand they had an offer that you got 20 to 50% off in store. I found a fabulous handbag which I bought and got 30% off. We ate a good lunch at a restaurant and then took a car come. The weather is now much ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Hi! We got up early today to take a short flight to Keswick Island, which is lying outside Mackay’s coast. We will be there for three days diving in the waters and see Australians hidden parts that only can be seen if you go below the water surface. When have arrived we will start diving so wish us good luck! // Miranda... read more

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Hi! Two days have now passed on this three day trip and it has been so beautiful and incredible every time we jump down into the water. It is hard to believe there is so much life and color in the water. It is so amazing to swim and breathe in the water, you feel so alive but also so small, we all are happy that we decide to visit this island on our journey. // Miranda... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Hi! It is a sunny morning and today is going to be our last day on this beautiful island. We all are going to miss it, but three days of diving is enough for us. It has been so many things to see that I wonder if I will remember them all, we are lucky that Julia has been a good photographer. I really owe her for being that smart, but today I also going to take photos! // Miranda... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Hi! My name is Ebba and this is the first time that I am writing a travel blog. Hopfully it will be just fine. I am at the dinner table in cairns while writing this. Cairns is a big city with a big mall where I could spend hours. But the best thing about Cairns is that there is a bungee jump place right next to the city. Tomorrow are we going there and I just can not wait. It will be amazing. I will write more in a few days. Bye. //Ebba... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay November 21st 2013

Today is a big day, just like every other day this month. We are now leaving mackay, I hope I did not forget anything at the hotel. But i probably did. For some reason I always forget things when i leav a place. Which is a good reason to stay in bed the whole weekend! However, we are in Australia and it is beautiful. I thought it was going to boring days like today. We are on a bus for 7 hours. But it is not as bad as I thought. It is always exiting to see a new city. I will tell you all about it later Bye //Ebba... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay October 12th 2013

We travelled north on a day with relatively strong winds. Driving was hard work. Our stone guard decided to play up again. The gaffa tape patching gave way under the strong wind conditions and buffeting from road trains so another patch up was necessary. Unfortunately this only lasted a very short distance so another operation was performed. Greg is hoping to do a more serious fix while we stay a few days with Marian. We have maintained the over-taking average we set on our WA trip last year; one manoeuvre approximately every 3,000 km. Right on target we came upon one of those slow back-packer vans chugging along at 70 km/hour. We might be slower than the average vehicle but we are definitely not that slow. Joan was so busy taking a photo of the slogans ... read more
Our first overtaking target for this trip!
A mature cane field right next to a young one
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