Blogs from Noosa, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 5


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa January 12th 2013

Today we had an early start at 7am as we set off on the two hour drive up the coast to Eumundi markets. Once I cleared the one way systems of the city, and noted the four police cars in under an hour catching people speeding, it was a long straight drive….. 100 Kilometres of long straight road in fact! But with the cruise control on and the music going it made the drive more pleasant. We arrived, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, though we could see the hundreds of tents all set up in fields. We parked up, and set about exploring. One small area of the market was a permanent fixture, all with the individual stalls inside, we browsed around looking at all the wears and I felt fully refreshed and awakened after ... read more
Eumundi Markets
Market stalls
Snacks on offer

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa January 7th 2013

Fraser Island was one of our more extravagant spends of the Australia leg of our journey, similar to that of the Whitsunday islands. We had a couple of spare days before in Noosa, a beautiful little place where the rich and famous like to kick back and relax. Although we didn't see any celebs, we did see a lot of money flying around with Hugo Boss among the shops on the Main Street. There were yachts galore in the lakes around the town, many of them putting our Whitsunday Adventurer to shame! We had New Years here which I cannot remember an ounce of, but we ended up down at the beach with a load of friends watching the fireworks and then headed back to the hostel where the party was. New Year's Day was almost ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 20th 2012

We decided that we really wanted to travel up to the Sunshine coast, and found a little 2 night window to head up there before going to Brisbane. So we had to take 2 greyhounds, but we got there by 5.30pm. We were picked up by the staff of Flashpackers hostel, where we had decided to treat ourselves to an ensuite double room...flashy! This hostel was really nice and clean and friendly, and because it was about $10 a night more than most, a lot less young annoying messy backpackers! We walked into Noosa Junction, which is tiny with a few take aways and a couple of small cafe's, mostly closed because it was sunday! We had some tea and then walked back to the hostel. The next day we went to Australia zoo - home ... read more
James' new favourite mode of transport
At one with the roo's

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa October 11th 2012

Woke up to a very windy morning. Its supposed to rain today, so we drove to Underwater world aquarium in Mooloolaba. It was rubbish and we're annoyed to have spent $70 on it. Its a very windy day which is a shame as it rules out a lot of activities. We went into Noosa Heads for lunch and had a lovely chicken burger. Just as we finished eating, there was a huge thunderstorm! We got absolutely soaked running back to the van! Charles' phone got wet and broke, so we went to buy him a new one. Its very jazzy! We spent the evening sitting out in the barbeque area with a few drinks and chatted to some of the other campers.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa September 3rd 2012

It was a short trip up the coast by our recent length of travel's standards arriving a mere two hours later. We were welcomed to a laid back part of town, the Sunshine Beach. We didn't have to much of an introduction as sunset was almost upon us, we dropped our things at the hostel and went to the supermarket for some bits for dinner. Walking back we got a bit lost having previously been in the shuttle bus but it helped us become orientated and meant we saw a lovely sunset over the beach. An early night ensued, you are shocked right?! We had good reason this time though, we decided to watch the sunrise on the beach at 5.30am and needed some beauty sleep and luckily the other two people on our dorm may ... read more
Sun through the clouds
Ben is God!
At the beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa June 6th 2012

Eumundi is famous for one thing, and that’s its markets. There is a market every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. And we’re not talking an average kind of market – this is the mother of all markets. The big version is on Saturday mornings but even the Wednesday one, which we went to, was huge! We spent several hours checking out the many stalls and cursed ourselves for having eaten a hearty breakfast as there was an abundance of delicious food on offer. I couldn’t help myself and had an early lunch of chicken satay skewers and various snack and drink samples. In an attempt to get rid of a headache and stiff neck/shoulders, I went for a craniosacral ‘jaw aligning’ treatment. I’d never had one before and it wasn’t exactly what I had expected. Unlike manipul ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa June 1st 2012

Hi everyone, as this is my first official entry, welcome to my travel blog. I thought it was a great idea, as not everyone is facebook obsessed like me! haha..:) So we left Brisbane city yesterday, after arriving on Tuesday 29th May. It was a nice City, Southbank was really cool, but we didn't get to see the famous "wheel" maybe we will get some time on the way back! It is not a patch on Melbourne, but then again. it's gonna be tough for anywhere to measure up to good old Melbs... home from home for us!! We stayed up in Fortitude Valley- loads of hills and steep walkways, if i stayed here I would definately be a skinny minnie in no time!!:) We took a stroll down town and came across Peterpans and decided ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa May 21st 2012

We woke up at 7.30 to make use of the free breakfast at the hostel and also took a couple of slices of bread to make some lunch later. The forecast for the day was rain showers but the sun was shining first thing so we decided to do the coastal walk through the national park. We walked from our hostel 10minutes down to Sunshine Beach, where there were a few surfers making the most of the waves. We walked along the beach until we reached paradise caves where we had to climb 215 steps to get up to the top of the cliffs. The vegetation has changed from the tropical palms that we had seen further North, to the bushes and trees that we had been used to seeing around Sydney. We walked through the ... read more
Surfer on Sunshine Beach
Will looking for nudists on Alexandria Bay
Jo with Hells Gate & Alexandria Bay

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa May 19th 2012

Having caught up with our sleep we woke up with the birds this morning. After packing up our luggage we walked down to the shops to grab breakfast and snacks for our coach journey. Our journey to Noosa was broken up with an Australian movie called The Castle which kept us entertained whilst enjoying muffins and iced mochas. As today was Wills birthday Jo had been in touch with the hostel, so Will was quiet surprised to find a decorated room with champagne and birthday cake when we checked in at Flashpackers just after lunch. Jo had also treated Will to a six pack of his favourite James Squire beer so the majority of the afternoon was spent catching up with bloggs over a couple of cold beers and champagne before we Skyped his parents to ... read more
Birthday cake
Dinner @ Mooshka

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Noosa April 18th 2012

After Byron Bay we stopped at Surfers Paradise for one day/night. I hadn't booked anything and this was a last minute decision. I was out the night before so was amazed I managed to get on the bus at 7:30 am the next day. Katie said to me whilst we were drinking in our hostel courtard 'You are the most laid back person I know, I love how you're due on a bus at half 7, you have no idea where you're going yet but you're out drinking tonight and loving it.' Ha, well those that know me at home know that that's how I roll! That's also the beauty of travelling, you don't have to have a plan, you can just go with the flow and be spontaneous. It's amazing, such a chilled life and ... read more

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