Blogs from Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia, Oceania

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach May 2nd 2019

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." Herman Melville We were captivated by Cardwell but the open road was beckoning and Cyril duly instructed Brutey to turn left onto the A1 to make a journey of approximately 350kms to Bowen. As a rule, we avoid the main freeways but the alternative routing would have been too far inland and off course. With plenty of sugar cane visible spoiling what would have once been beautiful coastal plains and forest, a distraction was needed so the radio was tuned into an Aussie early morning talk show. The chat show hosts were banging on about the Federal Election due to take place on 18th May and what was intriguing was the sensible discussion taking place about what was best for Australia. In stark contrast to ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach November 18th 2018

Day 3: Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach We got back to Townsville and parked in a McDonald’s car park (to avoid paying for car park!) and went to the information centre where we booked a day tour to the Whitsundays islands for the following day. The drive was nice and quiet. We stopped halfway to change drivers and arrived in Airlie Beach at 4pm. We stayed a bit away from the bustling village, in Backpackers by the Bay. We went for a walk on the coastal boardwalk and got an ice cream to cool us from the hot drive. Day 4: Boat trip to the Whitsundays On the next day, we did the boat tour to the Whitsunday Islands. We chose to go with Ocean Rafting, which added a bit of adventure to the trip. It ... read more
Whitehaven Beach from Hill Inlet viewpoint
Paradise - Whitehaven Beach from Hill inlet viewpoint
Stinger suit! - protects against jellyfish and UV rays!

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach October 17th 2018

Um 7:00 Uhr sind wir alle putzmunter und schmieren uns die Verpflegung für den Tag. Heute wird sich also zeigen, ob die Vorfreude berechtigt war und der Trip es wert war und Whitehaven Beach die Ehre Australiens retten kann. Pünktlich um 9 sind wir in der Marina und checken ein. Wir landen auf der Black Betty. Gut so, denn das Schiff scheint nicht wirklich voll zu werden. Die Boote von Ocean Rafting sehen aus wie Schlauchboote, werden aber mit 750 PS Motoren so beschleunigt, dass es schon etwas von Speedboot fahren hat. Emma und Anja sichern sich die Plätze auf der Seite und halten sich gut fest bei der rasanten Fahrt, die viel Spaß macht und auch landschaftlich so ist, wie Anja und Janette es auch in Cairns erwartet hatten. Viele Inseln und schönes, hellblaues Wasser. ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach October 16th 2018

Um 8:00 Uhr sitzen alle mit geschmierten Broten in unserem hellblauen Hyundai i30 und es geht los. Vor uns liegen 650 KM Fahrt durch Australien. Wer schon einmal hier gewesen ist weiß: das ist etwas anderes, als die A7 von Hamburg in den Süden zu nehmen. Immer wieder gibt es Road Works bei denen schwer auszumachen ist, wer von den vielen im Einsatz befindlichen Menschen eigentlich auch etwas tut. Auch die Tatsache, dass man mit 100 km/h über Kreuzungen brettert, ist immer mal wieder befremdlich. Nach gut 2 Stunden Fahrt über Innisfail machen wir am Wasser Halt und frühstücken. Von den öffentlichen Essplätzen, die mit Kochfläche, fließend Wasser und Toiletten ausgestattet sind und eigentlich immer auch hygienisch sind, könnten auch wir uns noch eine Scheibe abschneiden. Unsere leckeren Sandwichs haben wir im Nu verputzt und schon ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach January 10th 2018

wow, another beautiful day in Airlie yesterday, boy was the sun shining. In the morning I went and had a look around Abell Point Marina. Simply an awesome marina with boats ranging from little tenders to big Gin palaces:) There are some beautiful maxi yachts there too which have won Sydney to Hobart races and i believe are now commercial vessels servicing the tourism industry. Ill be checking them out as an option to explore the magical Whitsundays islands soon! After Abell point i went back to the shops to pick up some groceries to cook up a little barbecue on the beach. Got some lamb cutlets and sausages from the butcher MBW on the barbie, in the Whitsunday Shopping centre. BOY where they tasty, definitely getting my future meat produce from them from now on! ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach January 9th 2018

Wow, Just had the most awesome lunch at Little Vegas in airlie beach i thought id blog about it. This resturant is awesome, its located on the main street of airlie beach and the place is absolutely buzzing. sadly there's no view but the food and the service makes up for it. I had fish tacos but after seeing the burgers come out for other patrons i was slightly envious. Im definitely going back to get the Rodeo Burger They looked awesome. I highly highly recommend it! Bon Voyage JP... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach January 8th 2018

Hi there! Thanks for reading my first travel blog ever and here's to many more to follow. I have made a new life change to travel far far more and have decided to document and blog about them. So here we are! I arrived in Airlie Beach Queensland yesterday after flying into Proserpine on a fairly short flight from Brisbane (1hr 40 minutes) on Virgin Australia and then took an airport transfer to my accommodation in Cannonvale called Whitsundays Apatrtments . The 2 bedroom apartment is awesome and right on cannonvale beach. There is also a nice pool with a barbecue that i was dying to jump in as its hawwwwt. My friend doesn't arrive for a couple of days so Im delighted i have the place to myself as im in need of some me ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach January 8th 2018

Hello Again, So yesterday afternoon after my previous blog i decided to jump on a bus and head over to Shute harbour which is about a 20 minute bus journey from the main street in Airlie Beach and costs $2.80. FYI you can return on that ticket too if its within two hours of the ticket being issued. Arrived at Shute Harbour Ferry port which looks a bit worse for ware after Cyclone Debbie nearly a year ago. The main building is cornered off with fencing and only one jetty seems to be operational. Apparently the Cyclone hit Shute Harbour directly with wind speeds of 200 kmhh for over 18 hours. You can still see the destruction it caused. A motel you pass on the bus is still flattened and cornered off and the jetty at ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach December 11th 2017

We had to wait an hour in the bar for the Europcar rep to get back from the airport but we got an upgraded car so that was good. The start of our journey south to Brisbane. We drove west to Proserpine then turned south. We saw 2 lots of wild emus grazing in fields. Our next stop was Cape Hillsborough to see kanga on the beach but we just saw 2 wallabies on the grass picnic area ans a few kookaburras and bush turkeys. Continue south to Mackay. Alex uses the phone google to find our motel for the night.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach December 6th 2017

This morning Alex’s laptop would not pick up her emails. It kept on showing a drop down box message that wanted her password. We kept on putting it in but it kept saying it was wrong. I managed to find a shop in Cannonvale who could help. Got the bus and dropped it off. Went back to Airlie Beach to meet Alex who was having her hair done to tell her the news. I went to the lagoon for a swim, water temp 33.8c and panic tan session. Alex tips up for the same. Salad for lunch then back to our room for a siesta. Kieren from dateline computers rings up. The password we gave him is wrong. Alex goes through her list of passwords and we get the correct one. Pick up fixed laptop tomorrow. ... read more
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