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Rain + Forest = Rainforest

Last day {insert sad face} and Cairns you turned it on for us thank you for the rain & humidity.

We decided to take one last look at the rainforest so we drove out to do the Skyrail to Kuranda & back. The views above the rainforest were fantastic, we even had a little time to explore Kuranda before heading back.

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The afternoon was spent chilling by the lagoon

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Now we're just waiting for our plane

Posted by ChristieA 23:51 Archived in Australia Tagged rainforest australia queensland cairns kuranda Comments (0)

We're Going On A Croc Hunt

Again words cannot explain today and the pictures cannot do it justice...The Daintree & Cape Tribulation. We took a tour that took us to Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, lunch at the beach house, how disappointed I was that I didn't see a croc on the beach, some amazing views, a boardwalk through the rain Forrest (again. I croc), an ice cream stop and a croc cruise where we saw a baby & a 3m or so croc.

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Note - women wear sports bras on this tour or get a bus with a better suspension

Posted by ChristieA 23:23 Archived in Australia Tagged rainforest australia animal queensland Comments (0)

And the giggles could be heard on the shore

Bucket list item crossed off this morning .... The Bundy Rum Factory!!!!

Really we came so Sally could visit her friends but I backed her up so I could go to the Bundy Factory. We did the tour which was interesting and the best part sampling a few at the end at the end, didn't mind sampling the $180 bottle.

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This afternoon we spent by the river with friends who have a ski boat & jet skis such relief after the heat & humidity. Somehow I even got dragged on to the biscuit (photo proof is on the camera not phone) the only way I could cope was to giggle, which was all they could hear on the shore. It was fun until they started doing donuts & we fell off.

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Posted by ChristieA 00:45 Archived in Australia Tagged australia river queensland rum bundaberg water_sports Comments (0)

Woman should wear sports bras when visiting Fraser Island

Researching tours of Fraser Island & came across the tip that women should wear sports bras...well you know that properly wouldn't have been a bad idea and that was before we even got on to the barge to get to Fraser.

I fell in love with Fraser, it was an amazing day and can not thank the guys at Fraser Island Adventure Tours enough for a great day.

I thought for a while the most exciting wildlife I was going to see was a dead turtle (at least as we bounced past it I think it was a turtle) and a few washed up jelly fish. I was nearly able to say I wasn't eaten by a dingo cause I didn't see one but on our way back to barge there he was ... a dingo!!!! I could deal with missing whales & dolphins but I really wanted to see a dingo.

We took a dip at the stunning (actually the whole island was stunning) Lake Birtabeen. Had the best tour lunch, a BBQ & wine at Central Station. Marvelled at the Maheno shipwreck. Admired the Pinnacles (nothing like the WA ones). And back for a dip at Eli Creek.

By my watch we've done 26534 steps or 18.7km pretty sure I've only done about 6000 steps if I'm lucky.

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Now we're winding our way up to Bundy for the weekend

Posted by ChristieA 23:24 Archived in Australia Tagged beach tour shipwreck queensland fraserisland Comments (0)

Crikey Mate

So you can guess where we headed today....Australia Zoo

We headed past the big lawn mower, we tried to make a stop at the Glass House Mountains look out but the drive in was rough & the lookout turned out to be a level 4 hike up a mountain so we talked about 50m enough to say we had done a bit & back down.

Majority of our day was spent at Australia Zoo it's such a big place you do need all day. We just explored the animals & watched the show at the Crocoseum. Made a new friend along the way

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Tried to blend in with the locals
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(Sorry all the photos are selfie I haven't had time to download the ones on my camera)

We took a quick detour to see the big pineapple....
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Before landing in Noosa for the night and what a better way to end the day with a trip to the beach
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Posted by ChristieA 02:21 Archived in Australia Tagged buildings animals beach queensland noosa australia_zoo Comments (0)

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