Tropical Getaway – Part 5

Our first full day in Cairns dawn hot and sunny and humid. We headed off for Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. We had such a wonderful day here on our last visit way back when. Perhaps 9 years ago now. Reptiles, Croc attacked, birds of prey, snakes, creepy crawleys and more. We did a cruise and watched…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 4

After our trip to the Butterfly Sanctuary at Kuranda, we stopped to visit Bird World, a paradise of tropical birds, parrots, cockatoos, macaws and more. The birds seemed to be quite taken with my youngest daughter, to the point she needed rescue from a very cheeky macaw…lol Then there was the incident with Hubby’s hat…possibly…

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Tropical getaway – Part 3

Still on Day 1, after lunch we spent some time at the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary. Such a varied selection of Butterflies, more than 1500 are housed there. Such a lovely little sanctuary for them too, so pretty. We watched and photographed and visited the hatchery area. I really wanted to catch the Ulysses Butterfly, but…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 2

While I am still going through so many photos, I thought I might start with Kuranda. Located about 45 minute drive from Cairns in tropical Far North Queensland is the beautiful little town of Kuranda, way up in the Mountains. Many come up here to escape the heat, as it is generally a few degrees…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 1

Our Tropical Getaway started as a whim and months ago. My daughters thought to go on a cheap week long break to Far North Queensland, my Hubby and I thought it sounded like a wonderful idea and we asked to come along too. As it turned out between lockdowns and other misadventures our planned trips…

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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 8

Day 8 – Swan Hill > Melbourne We allowed ourselves a small sleep in, we had been at it pretty hard for a week. We packed the car back up and headed for Benalla for a VERY yummy lunch. There was no new street art, it seems. The have a giant street art festival every…

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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 7

Day 7 – Mungo Station > Swan Hill We were up early again to try for another sunrise. This might be our last visit to this area and it pays to make the most of your time there. This time we headed for the Woolshed, I opted for the actual shed, Hubby headed for the…

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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 6

Day 6 – Mungo Station The temptation to just stay in bed was seriously there, I cannot lie. But I eventually forced myself out of bed for sunrise back at the Walls of China. I was sore and tired, but I may never be this way again, so I forced myself, one foot in front…

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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 4

Day 4 – St Arnaud > Sea Lake After breakfast, we hit the open road. As we had previously already done the remaining Silo Art in the area we decided to head over to Boort, to see the Spanner Man. Sadly it was closed and is now only open by appointment, so maybe one day…

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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 3

Day 3 Bendigo > St Arnaud We allowed ourselves a small sleep in and then went back to the Shamrock Hotel for a nice hot cooked breakfast. Which was such a shame, as it was really awful, cold and they stuffed our orders up and we waited over an hour for them! Now a little…

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