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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach December 6th 2003

The next Dan cooked a great fry up and we spent the morning booking our boat trip. Our boat was defender and she was an old sailing rig. I spent the up in the mountains on a Quad Bike Track which was great fun and got real muddy. The group I was there with were a bit boring and I ended up staying a bit longer and doing the mountain challenge which was a bit hairy. I eventually fell off trying to a sharp turn on the steepest part of the hill as the quad overbalanced. I jumped off when I couldnt hold her but I had escaped as the damm thing starting rolling down the hill and I had to jump up and run down the hill to escape. Luckily we were both ok and ... read more
Airlea Backpackers
Quad Bikes
Muddy in Airlea

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach December 5th 2003

Airlea Beach was the jumping off point for the Whitsundays. We had all travelled down from Magnetic Island yesterday but by different methods of transport. I had come down in Dans Fiat 124 with Jenny with what felt like an inflatable dinghy in the back but turned out to be Dans mattress which as far as i know he never used. It took a long time as we first had to get the car ferry to the mainland and then drive through a very heavy storm on the way to Airlea. We booked in at Airlea Backpackers where we met Thor, Elene, Josh and Michael. Airlea is basically a staging post for the Whitsundays with one main drag and a long beach. As it was Dans' birthday we are went out but the food wasnt great ... read more
Dans Mattress and me
Dans Birthday

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach May 15th 2003

Leaving Airlie beach (the town that has no beach) in the morning on our vessel (the matador) the biggest racing yacht in the world!. We were lead into the Whitsunday islands off the coast of queensland by a pod of Dolphins at the front of the boat, amazed to see them everytime. We anchored at many points around the island but Whitehaven!! WOW unreal, probably the most idilic scenery i have ever come across, we alighted the yacht and explored the island finally settling on Whitehaven beach. Something to rival Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island, the most brilliant grainy white sand with fringing light transparent turquoise ocean, so clear and fresh looking i wanted to drink it. This is truely unreal beauty. I feel so lucky to have been here. Nature at its best, as we ... read more
Whitehaven beach
Whitsunday Island
Ahoy there shipmate

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach March 17th 1996

Geo: -20.2679, 148.7161 - Whitsunday Islands... read more
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Airlie Beach
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