Tropical Getaways – Part 7

After spending two days with the kids, we let them go and do their own thing, which was a back of house tour at the Cairns Aquarium, they had a wonderful time with the keepers and learnt a lot, also go very wet lol. We headed off to the Atherton Tablelands – we were waterfall…

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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 5

Day 5 – Sea Lake > Mungo Station Some got up real early to capture sunrise, but there was none. We stayed in bed but did get up early to capture some of the fog, it was unreal. Took an already unworldly vista and turn it into something almost ghostly to it. So different from…

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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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2021 Outback Adventure – Part 2

Day 2 – Dalesford > Bendigo After breakfast we drove back to St Georges Lake, sadly it was raining, again, and really cold. We then headed out to Jubilee Lake near Daylesford and found a really cool old bridge. By this stage it had stopped raining and was actually starting to warm up a bit.…

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