Queensland Explorer travel blog

Shute Harbour, near Airlie beach

Whistling Ducks


Midge Point Beach - low tide

At Midge Point

Local at Midge Point

Breakfast any time

Old Buildings Rockhampton



Rosslyn Bay Harbour at Yeppoon

Rosslyn Bay Harbour

An island, heck it looks pretty

Whistling Sail

Hi All,

So we start heading further home and towards the end of this trip. As we get further south it is supposed to get cooler, it’s getting warmer and we have had 5 of the best day’s weather wise for the trip, we are tending to stay in places 2 or so days as we travel with the exception of Airlie beach on the Whitsundays where we stayed for 5. The park we stayed at Airlie has 2 lots of birds always there Curlews and Whistling Ducks.

Airlie Beach is a disappointment, it’s the gate way to the Whitsunday Island which used to have quite extensive resorts but due to bad management and especially cyclones they now number but 3, Hamilton with Daydream and Hayman only just reopening after extensive damage. Regretfully now the majority of interest seems to be water sports activities targeted to the younger ones especially backpackers and this is reflecting in the quaint township of Airlie previously reasonably exclusive now not so with a lot of shops up for lease, the street also reflecting neglect by the council, a shame really, now a backpacker’s paradise.

From Airlie we went to Midge Point, a very small village one of so many on the coast, a small pub and small shop, followed by few days at Rockhampton, the beef capitol of Queensland, also on the coast 40kms away is Yeppoon and Emu Park coastal towns and very pretty, well worth the visit. Rockhampton has some beautiful old buildings but time and sun made taking photographs of them difficult at best. Yeppoon on the other hand was easier so we have been able to catch a few for you. Just south at Emu Park is a singing sail a piece of architecture/sculpture that sings in the wind, not windy when were there, bugger.

Two more stops to home

And so we move on.

Until the next journal as ever.

Love and regards

Mum and Dad

AA and UM

GM and GD

Anne and Marco

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