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Aug 17, 2010 - August update

Well our time on the Sunshine Coast is finally drawing to a close. We had not intended to stay as long as we did but the combination of earning quite low wages and a few unexpected expenses has meant it has taken longer to put some funds away that will enable us to hit the road again. Being here for so long has given us the opportunity to see a lot of what the area has to offer, but, as is to be expected, there is much that we would have like to do and have not had the chance to. I would have to say the highlight for me was our trip to...

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Jul 22, 2010 - visit from Jackie

What a lovely visit. From the moment Jackie had said she was hoping to come over to visit I was very, very excited. I managed to swap a few shifts at work so that I could spend the maximum time I could with her while she was here. Thursday – up at 3.30 am to drive down to Brisbane airport. We managed to time it very nicely so that we arrived about 5 minutes before her plane touched down. It was very chilly outside this morning so we were hoping she had brought a jacket with her – people often assume that sunny Queensland doesn’t get cold....

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Apr 17, 2009 - Alexandra Headland

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND: April 17 Headed south on the A1-Bruce Highway, the main north/south highway on the east coast of Australia. Still very hilly, beautiful green vegetation as there has been well above average rainfall during this year's wet season in this area. As we head for our caravan park on the Sunshine Coast, a popular Australian holiday destination we look forward to exploring its coastal beaches and towns. But for now it's pleasant to be travelling on a smooth, four-lane highway after 1000+ kms of narrow two lane roads(sometimes...

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Dec 20, 2008 - Australia Zoo

We left the YHA at 8am and started our 300km drive to the Australia Zoo, we were both so excited. We arrived just in time for the 11am show, which was excellent. The staff stand in the middle of a mini arena and talk to visitors about snakes, birds and of course the legendary crocs. As the visitors listen to the information on offer, other zoo keepers walk the arena with the animals, we sat 30cm from baby american alligators, birds perched in front of us and we were inches from an anaconda! Whilst this was a great introduction to the zoo,...

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Dec 14, 2008 - Noosa

Having collected our car, a lovely buttercup yellow, Hyundai...Heidi, we made our way north to Noosa. Noosa is about 2 hrs north of Brisbane and is situated on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Noosa came highly recommended by Diane...so we have to say a big thank you, it is a beautiful place. We arrived, parked Heidi and headed to the free information service, we explained that we were looking for somewhere to stay and the assistant gave us a list of options. Unfortunately, the YHA was booked up and the next cheapest option was an apartment...

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May 20, 2008 - Tangalooma to Mooloolaba

Tangalooma is a wonderful place to stay although it was a bit rocky during the night the wrecks only gave limited protection. We left Tanagalooma at about 9.30am and arrived at Mooloolaba at about 3.30pm after a great sail s/sw 10-15 knots. The bar at Mooloolaba was perfect and came into the Yacht Club and tied up and was then able to have lots of power and hot showers. Will stay here for a few days as the seas are to rise.

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Echo Beach

May 19, 2008 - Mcleay Island to Tangalooma

Finally left Macleay Island and have anchored up at the wrecks at Tangalooma. A very beautiful place and will post some photos tomorrow. heading off to Moolooba tomorrow finally! Power, showers, food and lots of excitement for State of Origin. Hope to be at the Sandy Straits in the weekend as although the winds have dropped the seas are starting to rise. So will wait until th weekend unitl the seas go down

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Echo Beach

Jan 28, 2008 - Noosa Heads

We had a couple of hours in Noosa head, Nova headed off to the beach and Gemma headed off shopping!! It was a very touristy town, but plenty to do and see! It was absolutely beautiful, the beach was gorgeous so a few of us sunned ourselves then headed for frappacinos before the coach, could seriously get used to this not working life :-) ha ha ha Gems goes shopping everywhere - going to go home with double the clothes!!

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Sep 27, 2007 - Auckland to Brisbane to Caloundra

Check out and transit back to the Auckland airport went without a hitch, so I had lots of time to enjoy the Air New Zealand lounge. The lounge was nice enough but what was amusing was the number of people dressed in black shoes, black dress pants, and the trademark black golf shirts of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. It is of course World Cup time and New Zealanders obviously take the sport seriously. For the most part the crowd in the lounge were boarding flights for Australia (especially Sydney) so clearly even the business types...

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Oct 22, 2006 - Somerset Dam

Brisbane - Somerset Dam (105km) We decided to spend our last day in the Brisbane area up in the hills around it. Today was Indy car race day on the Gold Coast and Tim was concerned we would get caught up in the traffic and have problems finding somewhere to stay, so we headed out west. I was driving, as always seems to be the case when we are on narrow mountainous roads, crawling up in 2nd gear with a trail of frustrated weekend boy racers in our wake. We stopped to let some pass after a bum steer in the navigation department from the...

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Van rolling to Oz

Nov 14, 2005 - Byron to Surfers to Brisbane!!

Well its been awhile!! I have been so busy the last couple weeks going from place to place I have hardly made it to a computer. I am in Brisbane now, but I will start back at when I left Byron. A couple days before I left Byron, Stacey, Alma,Steve, Neil and I all rented a car and drove to Nimbin. Its about an hour and a half from Byron. Its this really small alternative, hippy town known for its marjiuna and cookies!! There is a marjiuna musem and everything! Totally just worth checking out even though I dont smoke(everyone else had a few...

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Oct 15, 2005 - Home Again Home Again

Well, we made it. We're both finally discovering the meaning of Jet Lag and getting our feet back on the ground again after an experience which we have both decided will most likely be very critical in our lives. We both want to thank you for coming along for the ride. Speaking for myself I have really appreciated all the responses we have had from everyone on our return, and I am so glad you were able to share the experience with us. I had the time of my life. As our new Melbourne friend Ben commented to me "You've caught the travelling...

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