Cannon Valley

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  • Day47

    Day 47: Ride to paradise

    September 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The Tour is called Ride to Paradise and it feels like Paradise when you are waking up next to the beach on the former residence of a billionair. This place has it all, bubble bath, swimming pool, tennis court, biljard table, surf boards, kajaks and more stuff to play with. We came here with this red speed boat a "wild cat". An awesome boat that also cost a few million and goes quite fast. The advantage is that the ride is not that long, the disadvantage is when it splashes in is that the wind makes it really cold but I liked that actually, feels like home in Zandvoort :). We went with a little hangover around 1400 to the Billionairs Paradise and explored the what we tought was an Island. But in fact it looked remote but wasn't. I sat in the hot bubble bath talking with 2 couples from New Castle. It's fun how many different people you meet but with so many common interests. After that I used a kajak to explore and see the sun set from the sea. Something I loved to combine and were else than in Paradise ;-). I missed the shower at our hut and ended up showering in the middle of the forrest, a little lost on my way back but I made it without stepping on some dangerous animal ;-).Diner was fabulous and dessert even better. Long time ago that I ate this good since all the hostel, pub, bar and club food. After diner we had another surprise, this awesome guy Billy was out hunting for a nice snake or spider to show it to us. He came back within 45minutes with this snake on the end of a broom. He said that this snake didn't like to be picked up that much and was acting angry. He said that it was probably a python on steroids because it was so big. The moment that he stepped on the porch to show us the snake from closeby. Henry ( the other guide that actually is responsible for our well being) yelled from inside the mansion: "get that the hell away from here". The tone and the fact that he is Australian ment that he was pritty serious. Australians are used to dangerous animals and not scared easily. Billy was really enthusiastic at first but when he heard Henry he kept his eyes on the snake without blinking. It appeared to be a Taipan, the fourth most deadly snake of the world or the Inland Taipan the deadliest in Australia. Not a good snake to play with so he run off and set it loose on the beach (sadly near our huts but ok doesn't matter ;-) ). We double checked where we placed our feet anyway :p. Good night dangerous but fun world ;-).Read more

  • Day266

    Luxury Villa

    May 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Um halb 2 ging ich zu meinem Meeting Point in Airlie Beach. Hier lernte ich schon einige Leute mit denen ich meine Whitsunday Tour machen werde. Wie immer viele Deutsche. ☺ Nach dem Check In hieß es Platz nehmen auf unserem Speedboot. Nach einer kleinen Fahrt kamen wir in unserem Luxus Resort an. Wir waren die einzigen Gäste und die Villa steht auf einem sehr einsamen weitläufigen Gelände. Nach dem wir unser Luxus Hostel Zimmer bezogen hatten, erkundeten wir unser Zuhause für die nächsten 2 Nächte. Es gab einen Tennisplatz, einen Pool, einen Hot Pool, eine Tischtennisplatte, Kajak Boote, einen privaten Strand, ein riesiges Haupthaus, außen Badewannen und Duschen und vieles mehr. Wir wurden die ganze Zeit mit Leckereien Verwöhnt, an dem ersten Abend bekamen wir ein super leckeren Hecht und am zweiten ein tolles Curry. Einen solchen Luxus hatte ich nicht erwartet. 😀Read more

  • Day35

    Whitsunday Islands - Tag 3

    October 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Heute war der letzte Vormittag auf dem Boot. Wir waren noch mal schnorcheln. Da hab ich endlich mal Nemo in seiner Anemone gefunden. Haben noch mal versucht zu segeln. Aber ohne Erfolg. Es war einfach mal wieder kein Wind da! Mittags waren wir dann wieder im Hafen von Airlie Beach. Da ich kein Hostelzimmer mehr hatte, habe ich mich an die Lagune gelegt und nichts gemacht. Abends war ich noch mit ein paar Leuten von meiner Bootsgruppe was trinken, damit ich jetzt im Bus gut schlafen kann.Read more

  • Day8

    Airlie Beach

    February 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Heute wachten wir aufgrund der Hitze bereits sehr früh auf, frühstückten schnell und wollten auschecken. Dabei blockierte uns auf dem Weg zur Rezeption allerdings eine Gruppe von weißen Kakadus den Weg und wollte auch nicht so wirklich von der Straße weichen. Wir erfreuten uns also ein wenig an dem Anblick von den Tieren, als sie uns dann doch den Weg freimachten.

    Dann ging es zur Touristen Information, denn wir wollten noch unsere Tour nach Whitehaven Beach buchen. Gesagt getan: Morgen geht es für uns also wieder raus aufs Meer!

    Da wir bis zum Check-in am nächsten Campingplatz noch etwas Zeit hatten, fuhren wir zum Strand und machten es uns dort an einem schattigen Plätzchen bequem. Das Wasser war allerdings so warm, dass wir auch kurz hineinsprangen um uns „abzukühlen“. :-)

    Vom Strand aus, hatten wir bereits eine Schildkröte und einen kleinen Rochen gesehen!

    Anschließend suchten wir unseren Campingplatz, checkten ein und sprangen zuerst in den Pool. Bei dem Wetter kann man auch eigentlich nicht viel anderes machen.
    Hier fühlten wir uns schon deutlich wohler! Auf dem Platz liefen Truthähne, sehr hübsche Enten und tausende Geckos und Echsen herum und am Abend wimmelte es wieder von Flughunden über unseren Köpfen. Wir hatten unseren Spaß dabei, sie zu beobachten.
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  • Day39

    Airlie Beach

    September 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We left Bowen around 10am and went to see the Big Mango on the way. It was only an hour drive to get to Airlie Beach.

    The caravan park has the most amazing water park! The girls ran from the van as soon as they were able to get changed and we didn't see them till Joe went to find them for lunch. We took the opportunity to get washing done and gave the van a good clean. After lunch the girls waited the bare minimum amount of time possible before heading back to the pools and Joe and I enjoyed some much deserved quiet time just vegging out at the van which was great and managed to feed some of the locals. Bringing a little quality bird seed is so much better than giving them bread and biscuits. Joe and I also worked out the last week of our trip and had a look at what there is to do in the area.

    It's 5.30pm and the breeze is just starting to get a bit cool. We're doing BBQ for dinner and planning a chilled out evening.
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  • Day41

    Looking around Airlie Beach

    September 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    We woke up to a beautifully sunny morning. The girls went to the petting zoo feeding at 10am and were able to bottle feed a lamb and calf. They weren't as interested in the ducks and chickens. Then we went to have a look around.

    We drove into Airlie and parked near the Lagoon and walked along the Bicentennial walk along the beach with a view of the stunning Whitsunday blue water and the many yachts mored off shore and then through the Main Street. We had a look in a souvenir shop and bought some dresses and pins then stopped for lunch at the Sidewalk Cafe which was really good!

    We went back down to the Lagoon and sat in a little patch of shade we found while the girls went for a swim. We later found out that the Lagoon was only reopened three weeks ago after the damage from cyclone Debbie forced its closure. You can still see from the state of the trees and the amount of construction fencing throughout the area. I can only imagine what it looked like six months ago.

    We dropped into Best and Less to grab a new sun shirt and swimmers for Lara so obviously that meant they both needed t'shirts, shorts and a dress as well. We ducked into Woolworths to grab a couple of things and headed back to the van.

    The girls headed to the pool one last time and Joe and I sat and chilled out for a little while, trying not to think too much about packing up for the driving day tomorrow. We had quick and easy hotdogs for dinner before the kids headed to the free outdoor movie and we started packing up. Looking forward to an early night!
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  • Day40

    Airlie Beach

    September 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    It's been a very quiet day today.

    We woke up and headed to the pool for the pancake breakfast. As we finished eating it started to rain and that was pretty much the way it was all day. Of course it didn't stop the girls from going to the pool however we decided to put off our look around Airlie till tomorrow and just enjoyed a quiet day at the van. Joe managed to wash the car and we did the caravan park's word jumble when we made the girls take a break from the pool for lunch.Read more

  • Day73

    Chilling in Airlie Beach

    October 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We took it easy today, with Gadi and Cadbury going for a walk in the morning along the nearby beach. After lunch we headed out for a drive to check out a nearby bistro/cafe on a fairly isolated beach. It was a pretty drive, up densely treed hills, with super steep driveways leading to houses hidden amongst the trees, many with stunning views of the beautiful blue waters of the Whitsundays.

    Unfortunately, the bistro, with its gorgeous ocean frontage, lovely resort style outdoor furniture and even a ‘fake’ marina out the front, is not dog friendly, so after a quick look around we headed back to our little home on wheels.

    I went for a swim in the warm resort style pool and chatted to a Dutch couple about their motorhome travels around Australia.

    Later, we went to a local bistro just up the road for dinner and met up with the Dutch couple again, chatting until the restaurant was closing.

    Back home and time to go to sleep as we hope to get a (relatively) early start in the morning as we continue our journey south.

    Night night from the lovely Whitsundays xx
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