Aye Karumba & Croydon

The road to Undarra was long, straight, and quite unlike anything we’d seen so far. We’d definitely left the...

Cathedral Trees & Lava Tubes

The next week flew by. We stayed at Mount Carbine for a couple of nights to rest and clean...

Getting there is only half the journey

Frank Jardine was able to buy Somerset from the British authorities, as the administrative centre had moved to Thursday...

Devils, Possession & Lost Planes

There’s a lot to see up here besides the ‘top’. Another day trip was to a place called Somerset,...

The top

After our long, and mildly traumatic, drive to Punsand Bay we decided to have a day of doing nothing....
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Aye Karumba & Croydon
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Originally from Scotland, I'm a forty (odd) year old father of two who now lives in Sydney. I work, I play with my kids and I clean the house.

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I've always kind of liked Pirates. Actually got my ear pierced drunk one evening because I wanted to look like one.

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Iron Man, The Rainforest, The Reef & Friends

Sounds like a good night’s viewing, but in fact, it was a very busy week. Palm Cove is a lovely wee Caribbean style holiday village on the coast, about an hour from Mareeba. It was our next stop as friends from Sydney were flying up for a few days. Not to see us, but it just so happened that we would be passing by at the same time.

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Jurassic Rainforests & The Bourne Preparation

The sub-tropical Gondwana Rainforests have disappeared now, to be replaced by the Wet Tropical Rainforests. You don’t really notice the difference to begin with. From a distance it still looks like mountains covered in trees but it’s a distinctly different environment, with different plants and animals calling it home.

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Airlie Beach and The Best Dive, in the World

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, probably Australia’s best sailing destination thanks to the Great Barrier Reef, beautiful beaches and lush resorts. It was in the crossfires of Cyclone Debbie however, so I wanted to give them some custom even though we weren’t heading out on a boat.

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Platypus, Cheesecake and Bloodsuckers

Eungella National Park is the largest uninterrupted stretch of the Gondwana Rainforest, and also the best place in the whole of Australia, and hence the entire planet, to see a Platypus. I was quite excited about it, and I was also excited about the camp we were going to be staying at.

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Back on the Bruce, Back in a Tent.

Back on the Bruce Highway. What else would an Australian motorway be called? Also back in a tent. Pffft. We’ve gotten soft. Too much easy living. Not having to worry if your house is waterproof. Not having to think about power, or drinking water. Jees. What’s happened to us?!

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Noosa, Fraser & Hervey Walk into a Bar…

I had forgotten how beautiful Noosa was. And how expensive! $4.70 for a small coffee! It’s the only place in Australia I’d compare to the South of France. It really is a ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous’ kind of hangout. And into this immaculately refined resort, fresh from the Glasshouse Mountains drives us, the Beverly Hillbillies.

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