Blogs from Noosa, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 4


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 14th 2013

Caught the coach to Noosa, didn't take too long! Love the accommodation it is a holiday lodge all wooden and with a view looking out into trees etc so you really feel in the wild! I checked in and was in the same room as Adam and Amy again! We went to the beach to relax and it's a lovely beach and I really like the town which is a good job because I have 6 days to fill in Noosa! We went in the sea and swam with the waves and tried out their waterproof camera but we all got a bit burnt from being in the sun and the water. We had a welcome meeting at the hostel at 6pm with a free glass of wine and then after that we chilled and shared ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa September 20th 2013

So my walk turned out to be epic! And a bit weird... Was a gorgeous walk along the coast of Noosa Heads. Absolutely stunning views of the ocean. Watched whales, dolphins and turtles. Also had to walk through a nudist beach. I was looking at whales in the ocean and trying not to look anywhere near the old men. What is it with old men and getting their wangers out?! Anyway, this old guy was walking towards me in the rudey nudey and I was exaggerating my ocean looking to avoid any kind of eye contact. Clearly I'm no good at this and he flagged me down.. I stopped to talk to him. His name is Trey and he's south african. Had quite a long conversation. Awkward as hell. Especially as he did insist on touching ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa September 18th 2013

Day started early, zee Germans started waking up at 5:45!! I got up at half 6. Still far too early in my opinion... Got the bus at 7:45. There was a lady sitting near me who, on first glance, seemed normal as she was groomed and well dressed in a nice maxi dress. However closer inspection showed me that she didn't have matching flip flops and was reading her magazine upside down. Interesting. Got to Australia zoo at 9am. In the pouring rain. Got the emergency poncho out. Looks like a giant white bin bag, down to my ankles. Hot. The bus wasn't due to pick me up until half 4. Already I was thinking that this was going to be a long day.. Text Kim and Nat to say I was at the zoo. You'll ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa September 8th 2013

Spending a week in lovely Noosa On Australia's Sunshine Coast. As well as being my beautiful wife's birthday it is most likely our last holiday before we welcome our first child into this amazing world.... read more
View looking back to Noosa

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa July 20th 2013

You might not have guessed it but we were visiting Australia during their winter. It was one of the few inconveniences we had when planning our round the world trip. Leaving the UK in the new year as we did, whether we visited South America or Asia first, it made no difference. We would have to endure winter down under. Nevertheless, this had been a pleasant surprise. In tropical North Queensland the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees so we'd enjoyed some fine, warm days thus far. After taking a short two hour bus journey from Hervey Bay, we arrived at our next destination Rainbow Beach, another starting point for Fraser Island. Backpackers generally just stay for a day before and after their jeep tour and then get on their merry way. Seen as we'd just ... read more
Rainbow Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa May 6th 2013

So It has Finally come. After months of long days sleepless nights and lots of pots of tea 50 gigs in 50 days across 5 States has started. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who has made this possible. From the Sponsors to all our family and friends both in the 50in50team and those of you who were there when the stress of it all got to much, without you we would never have been able to pull all this together. But it’s finally here and we started with a high opening for Ash Grunwald and The Choir Boys on the main stage of the Caxton st Food and Wine Festival in Brisbane. It was great to finally showcase what we have been locked away working on for so long and we ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa April 17th 2013

Arrived in Noosa from Brisbane on Sunday, the journey took about two hours by bus and I managed to see a little of the resorts along the coast as we dropped people off. The first day here my host Roswitha who is originally from Germany but has lived in Australia with her husband Klaus for around thirty years dropped me off at the National Park. I started my walk through the park armed with a map and set off along the Tanglewood Trail. About half way round the trail my path came to an abrupt end in a small pond. There had been a lot of rainfall previously and obviously enough to fill a small dip in the path. I was a bit reluctant to wade in not because it looked deep but would probably have ... read more
Hells Bay
Alexandria Beach
Little Koala

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa April 1st 2013

Dear Grace and Mag, After I left Brisbane last week I travelled a bit further up to a place called Noosa for a camping trip in the bush. It was ok...not great but not horrendous either. Stayed in a dorm of hammocks for the first night and a tent for the second and third night (very uncomfortable). We canoed up the river one day and down the river the other day - both times finding a beach, chilling and having a little picnic. I preferred the second day as the beach was really big and with beautiful blue water. Arms and back muscles ached a little bit but not as much as I thought seeing as we canoed 12km round trip the first day and 7km the second day. In the evenings there was nothing really ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa February 14th 2013

Noosa is a beautiful little coastal town in Queensland, with some amazing beaches and home to to some of the most expensive houses in Australia - you should expect to pay between 10 and 20 million dollars. Bed bug scares at Noosa Backpackers - gaining photographic evidence of bed bugs and having to tear apart our bags on two occasions to put them through the dryers made our stay pretty unpleasant. The attitude of the manager made it even more so, not somewhere we would recommend. Gagaju bush camp The first of our many adventures started with a 3 day/ 3 night camping trip in the Noosa Everglades. We had a pretty eventful 3 days: - The human tape recording - The guy would have been better handing us a headset with numbered stations, similar to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa January 24th 2013

Good morning! (or evening for you) Noosa is most famously known in Georgia's mind as the place with the best ice creams. Indeed she had 4 in one day. Whilst wearing a bikini. Bold move. The beach here was lovely - Georgia and Sophie loved sunbathing whilst Max (yet again) slept. We had great at pool parties and free BBQs (salad sandwhiches for Georgia) at the Nomads hostel we were staying in. We greatly enjoyed the one club Noosa had to offer - was buzzing. Noosa also introduced us to the creepiest German roomate yet. To make it even better we kept on bumping into him at every single stop after. We still don't know his name. On the plus side we also reunited with many lovely friends from Byron and had loads of lovely evenings ... read more

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