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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa December 18th 2015

Day 18 We got up after being woken up by noisy children in the apartment above and had a lazy brekkie looking out at the sea! At about 9 we walked down into the town to catch the river ferry that is like a tour bus, we sailed down to the marina and had a look in all the shops, one of which was called chocol'arte which had chocolates in like a coffee shop which also sold local people's crafts and art, I had a 'woodworm' which was macadamia nuts in chocolate to look like a worm and hubby had a mint chocolate budha aaannnd the boy bought his croc hat! Yay! We then did the hop off bit along the river and had lunch hubs had a big brekkie and I had a really very ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa November 22nd 2015

So we are 3 weeks into our trip! It has gone so fast but at the same time I feel like I have been out here for ages - perhaps because we have done so much already. So far I have had a near death experience and broken 2 pairs of sunglasses. I have only had one case of sunburn though - hurrah! Our first stop was Melbourne - my first impression was that it was bloody freezing! I was not impressed this was not what I was expecting from Australia! On the other hand I really liked the city. It had a really nice feel to it and the food was amazing!!!! We went to a couple of markets while we were there and got to try lots of yummy things! On our first day ... read more
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Great Barrier Reef

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 6th 2015

After Hervey Bay, I spent one day in Noosa. I'm past the great barrier reef now, so it's white sand beaches and big waves (and of course lots of surfing). Noosa is a really laid back town. Everyone there seems to be content just being a surf bum, living a simple life and not having any stress out ambitions. My hostel was in a great location - right on the beach, so I went for a few good body surfs. I was going to try surf lessons, but they are apparently the most expensive in Noosa and it was a weekend, so the beach was pretty crowded. I'll try in Surfers Paradise (where I'm going tomorrow). Brisbane is the opposite of Noosa. People here are wearing suits, lots of office buildings, people walk like they have ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa August 28th 2015

We had our week at home organising our lives, and have been spending time back at Tewantin and Noosa enjoying all that the area has to offer. We were watching the TV weather girl at the Gympie Muster this morning. It's actually the Gympie Music Muster, held in the Amamoor State Forest. We drove into the forest one year to see what the area was like but we've never been when the Muster is on, mostly because it's crowded! Anyway, we got interested and decided to drive into the area at least to 'get the vibe'. It's very pretty countryside along the Mary River Valley. We drove on and on along the narrow bitumen road, and as we drove further towards the forest, more and more traffic built up behind us or took the usual risks ... read more
Along the Mary Valley
Gums along the Mary Valley Way
Say 'cheese!'

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa June 27th 2015

We had a good look at Kingaroy this morning. We went up a hill to a lookout for a look over the area but unfortunately the trees had grown and they hid the view. Kingaroy is dominated by the very big silo complex in the middle of town – full of peanuts. We drove up and down Kingaroy streets, interesting to see the council prune of trees on the main street, a trunk and about 10 centremetres of each branch left standing. We came to a little roadside stall selling peanut paste (what Queenslanders call peanut butter) and all manner of flavoured peanuts. We weren’t adventurous – we bought a bag of salted and I bought myself a little bag of butterscotch and caramel flavoured - very delicious. We headed north and east – Wandai where ... read more
Big peanut silo in the centre of town
Council prunes are the same everywhere
mother black swan and her two teenage cygnets

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa March 12th 2015

9/3 We checked out and got the bus to Noosa which got us there for 1 o'clock. Kennedy had to stay in a different hostel for our first night in Noosa so once we'd both checked in we met up again at the beach. We spent the afternoon at the beach and then had a look around the town which I really liked. Out of all the places I've been to on the East Coast so far Noosa is definitely the only place I've thought I would like to live. My hostel provided free pizza for dinner which made me very happy! 10/3 Kennedy moved over to my hostel this morning and then we did the coastal walk from Noosa beach to Sunshine beach. It took just over two hours and it was such a pretty ... read more
Coastal Walk
Coastal Walk
Coastal Walk

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa February 12th 2015

Had a wonderful day at Australia Zoo. Had a cuddle with a koala and petted smore kangaroos. This is an amazing place - the best zoo I have ever been to. Since leaving Sydney we have been to the Blue !ountains and then to Byron Bay. Byron was a lovely place but we felt so old. After Byron we spent a couple days in Brisbane - preferred Briabane to Sydney. We are now on our way to Noosa for a couple of days rest.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 20th 2014

So it was up before the crack of dawn, quick change and off out to get up to Devils cove before the sun got up. There was just me and a German girl whose name I forget as no one else wanted to get up that early lol. It was still dark and I had my wind up torch at the ready. There was no one else about and all the tree lights were still on all very romantic lol. It was warm especially when we got to walking. At this point I have to say my walking companion set a very fast pace and I did try to keep up with her as best as I could. I had my boots on rather than flip flops but my foot was still playing me up so ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 9th 2014

Today I had plans to visit the late great Steve Irwin's Australia zoo! I was up early, had breakfast and took the free minibus down to the bus station along with a couple of guys who I was aware of from the welcome meetinG last night. When we arrived at the bus stop there were several other people waiting for the greyhound bus to take us to the zoo. It was pretty had to miss the bus really as it was yellow and had Australia zoo all over it lol. Even the seats had animal themed covers on them :-) We stopped off along the way to pick other passengers up and got there about 9.40am. I traded in my voucher and wasn't given a ticket but was given a map and guide to the different ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 9th 2014

Yesterday I left Byron Bay on the Greyhound bus, it was running about 15 minutes late but it didn't really matter. I had to walk from the hostel as the free mini bus wasn't running until later, so I had to hobble with my bags to the town centre lol. The bus wasn't to busy but as we stopped off here and there a few more people got in. At one point - Brisbane I think it was, we stopped for 40 minutes and changed drivers. When we were told what time to be back his timings seemed to be a hour out. I knew the clocks had gone forward but that was in New South Wales, but we had now moved into Queensland and the clocks had stayed the same so I was an hour ... read more




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