Australia - East Coast December 5th 2006 We flew in to Proserpine via Brisbane, Proserpine being the nearest airport to Airlie Beach which is the gateway to the Whitsundays. Proserpine airport is a bit bizarre, it has an outdoor departure lounge and baggage collection area! Presumably they don't get a lot of rain, however the day we arrived was an exception.
We caught a shuttle into town and booked our accommodation and excursions throu ... read more
Oceania » Australia Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more