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Walking on the Great Barrier Reef

One of the unique activities you can do on Heron Island is a reef walk. During low tide a large part of the reef gets exposed and you can walk around the little streams looking at the coral from close up. You can join one of the guided reef walk tours, which are included in a stay here. A definite must as well, as it gives you a lot of insight into the reef life and the guides can pick up things and you can touch it. Continue reading “Walking on the Great Barrier Reef”

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Farm stay in the Outback

Weeks before our trip, I was browsing on Google Maps searching for campsites between Airlie Beach and Gladstone, when I came across Alkoomi Adventure Farm. A farm stay in the outback and it turned out to be one of those places that you should not miss.  A farm stay that also offers activities. Continue reading “Farm stay in the Outback”

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

As we wrote in one of our earlier posts, diving the Great Barrier Reef was one of the items that were on my Things-To-Do-In-Australia list. And, over the past three days, I have been able to do just that.

The one luxury accommodation we had booked on our Good-Bye-Australia trip was a 5-night stay on Heron Island. Sitting towards the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, it houses a luxury resort and a research station, as well as being home to a lot of coral, mantas, rays, sharks, turtles and a huge variety of other marine and avian life.

It was here that I was able to enjoy five dives – the first dives I have done in almost 10 years. Continue reading “Diving the Great Barrier Reef”

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Jucy Grande camper: our experience

Is renting a van and driving around Australia as idyllic as it sounds? We are normally hardcore tent people, that is the way we have seen a large part of Europe.

In Australia distances are slightly larger than in Europe (understatement….), so just driving somewhere with the tent in the trunk is all a bit more challenging, if you do not want to be on on the road three to five days in a row. So when we flew to Brisbane, we figured it would be a good opportunity to rent a camper to discover the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland. Continue reading “Jucy Grande camper: our experience”

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Travelling the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

We have been missing out on summer for almost a year now, since we moved to Australia at the beginning of the European summer into the coldest Melbourne winter.

Having two kids and a German husband it might have been the obvious choice  to drive directly to the beach from Brisbane and stay at the beach, we did not do this. Continue reading “Travelling the Sunshine Coast Hinterland”