Dicksons Inlet

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  • Day57

    Ankunft Australien

    October 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    In Australien angekommen, freuten wir uns nach einer langen Reise auf unser für fünf Wochen gemietetes Auto. 🚙🇦🇺 Damit erkundeten wir erst einmal Port Douglas und frühstückten nach einer langen und erholsamen Nacht am Strand. 🥪☕️🏝

  • Day77

    Port Douglas

    January 22, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Heute sind wir nach Port Douglas gefahren, das liegt schon wieder auf dem Weg runter Richtung Cairns, unserem Endziel. Dort waren wir bei einem Lookout und am Four Mile Beach🏝👀 Dann haben wir uns auch schon auf den Weg nach Cairns gemacht, da zwischen Port Douglas und Cairns nur Strände sind und da zurzeit Regenzeit ist, können wir eh nicht baden gehen und am Strand chillen😬 Unterwegs haben wir dann noch an einem kleinen Strandabschnitt gehalten, weil da so coole Steine gestapelt waren👣
    In Cairns waren wir dann tanken und einkaufen und haben den restlichen Nachmittag im Shoppingcenter verbracht👍🏼
    Das Highlight des Tages war, als wir beim Frühstück bemerkt haben, dass das australische no-name-Nutella in Deutschland hergestellt wird😂 Da hätten wir auch gleich zuhause bleiben können🙄 Sauerei😂😂
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  • Day60

    Tag 59 Port Douglas

    June 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Morgens haben wir mit Levin Hausaufgaben am Strand gelöst und am Nachmittag gingen wir in das Städtchen. Hier gefällt es uns sehr gut. Heute feiern wir unsere Halbzeit. Wir feiern, dass wir noch die Hälfte vor uns haben. Seit sehr langer Zeit gingen wir zu Feier des Tages auswärts Essen. Oh mein Gott..... was für ein Erlebnis. Es war so toll😍.Read more

  • Day125

    Port Douglas

    January 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Am 26. Januar feiert Australien jährlich den größten Feiertag: den 'Straya Day!🇦🇺 An diesem besonderen Tag waren wir in Port Douglas, einem kleinen Städtchen unterhalb des Daintree Rainforests🌴 Auf einem Platz gab es kleine Essensständchen sowie 2 Bühnen, auf denen immer etwas los war☺️ Dann entschieden wir uns, eine kleine Schifffahrt zu machen⛵️Read more

  • Day58

    Day 57 - Toad Racing

    April 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    After a night of even worse rain than our first night (that or there was a steel drum band practising on our roof) we drove to Port Douglas. Port Douglas wasn't actually on our original schedule due to time constraints but after Cyclone Debbie scuppered our visit to Airlie Beach we needed a new spot to go to the Great Barrier Reef from. The drive only took about an hour and most of the route is right along the coast so a beautiful journey. We stopped at a viewpoint to take a photo of the beach and might have stopped more if we hadn't have started binging on the new S-Town podcast.

    We arrived at our camp site here. The people who run it are beyond friendly and sorted us out with a fan to borrow and a great annotated map of both natural points of interest and the pubs of interest. We headed straight out to the beach. They have a stinger net here which is supposed to keep an area of the beach jellyfish free however due to the inclement weather all the waves were coming over the top anyway. So it was a no on swimming for now. We wandered into town instead for lunch and general moseying before coming back to use the coin laundrette (whoop whoop). Port Douglas is a pretty town with lots of gift and clothes shop and little cafés. There's a marina on one side and four mile beach on the other so lots to see.

    The late afternoon/evening was a little more exciting (how can we top laundry I hear you ask). First we headed to a bar called On The Inlet where everyday at 5 they put food out for a huge Grouper called George who turns up most days. Unfortunately he didn't make an appearance for us but we did have some good drinks and a bargain bucket of prawns. Matt hates prawns so it was all on me, my own Woman Vs. Food.

    Dinner was at a Mexican place cleverly called The Mexican. After all my prawns I could only manage a couple of tacos but Matt's fajitas were huge. More wraps required! Then it was on to the main event of the evening, Cane Toad racing. It was bizarre. A man rocks up with a bucket of toads to the back room of a pub. They all have names and colours signified by a coloured band around their middle. You pay to get in and if your ticket gets drawn you get to have a toad in the race but sadly we weren't drawn. The lucky participants have to kiss their toad then put them in the middle of a round table. On the starting signal they blow party blowouts at the toads and when yours gets to the edge of the table you scoop it up and put it back in the bucket. I'm not sure how ethical it is, though the event was called something like the 'Probably Not Politically Correct or Ethical Cane Toad Racing Extravaganza'. For race two you could bid to be a jockey but I'm not parting with money to kiss a toad (no jokes necessary). The guy running it must make a fortune. He does it every night and we reckon took about $650. Even with a cut to the bar that's a fair profit. He had a great standard patter and it was a hilarious event.

    We called it a night after all that excitement. And it's stopped raining so we might get a decent night's sleep!
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  • Day245

    Port Douglas

    July 10, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    Today: A loooot of organisation ! Dooone
    Booked some campgrounds for the next days & checking all the costs.

    We are hanging out at a wondeful beach, where we can go for swimming, for the rest of the day now ! Loving it !

    No crocodiles here !

  • Day307


    September 10, 2016 in Australia ⋅


    We just slept a night in this paradies
    Daintree River Cruise is waiting for us tomorrow - and we have to make our way down to the east coast.

    This nice tiger spider visited us in the moring !
    Her cobweb was super interesting because of those blue stripes ?!

    Conclusion: still no mossssssies because of our sparkler.Read more

  • Day164

    Adventures in the Tropical North

    January 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Thursday was a full on recovery day, my head was spinning from the boat and the big old drinking session that me and Jess put in so nothing much to report except if you buy a roast/rotisary chicken from a supermarket over here it comes full of stuffing… come on England get it together they are showing us up!

    Friday I took the advice of a few people I’d met and headed north to a town called Mossman and their spectacular Gorge. It was amazing, tropical rainforests, clear fresh water rivers and waterfalls that you can go swimming in and amazing views. I made a short video : in mossman.mp4?dl=0

    Saturday I thought I would go an explore “4 mile beech”, it is as its name suggests a 4 mile stretch of beech and in a stroke of genius local planning laws have not only restricted building on the beach any building adjoining the beach must be completely hidden by the tree line and set a fair way back. This means that the views are spectacular, the only issue being that during summer months the sea is full of stingers (Pretty sure that just meant jelly fish but I felt silly asking as everyone seemed to know) so the only place you can swim is in a netted area which was a bit small and the water was pretty murky. After a decent walk down the beech and back, a dip in the water and a walk back to the hotel I took advantage of the pool to cool off and then lay and read my book before heading into town for a steak lunch and an afternoon watching rugby 7’s down the pub.

    After the England rugby boys put on a great performance on Saturday I was inspired to head back down to the pub for Sunday afternoon and watch the rest of the tournament, I was later joined by Michelle (My dive instructor) and 2 of her friends, who's names I would almost certainly remember if me and Michelle hadn't drank through the end of the rugby and then for the whole of the Australian Tennis open final between Federer and Nadal… I remember the match being exciting but could give you 0 specifics…

    Unsurprisingly Monday was another chilled out day, bit of pool swimming and a lot of laying on the sofa watching movies, trying to build myself up for my second dive day on Tuesday.
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  • Day14

    Auf zum Great Barrier Reef

    August 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Hui das waren sehr sehr aufregende und schöne Tage. Ich komme abends meist erst so spät ins Bett, dass ich gar nicht dazu komme hier rein zu schreiben...
    Ich bin nun in Cairns und damit irgendwie auch in Australien angekommen. Die Zeit in Melbourne war super schön, aber irgendwie ist das Gefühl in Australien angekommen zu sein, erst in dem Moment eingetreten, als ich in Cairns aus dem Flughafen gestiegen bin. Melbourne fühlte sich eben einfach größer an als die übliche deutsche Großstadt, aber als ich die Berge und angrenzenden Regenwälder beim Aussteigen gesehen habe, war ich total überwältigt.

    Die letzten Tage in Cairns habe ich eigentlich fast ausschließlich mit Deutschen (jaaa und einer Österreicherin) verbracht.
    Vorgestern haben wir uns einen Wagen gemietet und sind einige Küstenabschnitte und Sehenswürdigkeiten in der näheren Umgebung abgefahren. Unterwegs haben wir immer wieder kilometerlange verlassene Sandstrände gesehen. Es hat total Spaß gemacht einfach mal anzuhalten und das Hier und Jetzt zu genießen. Das eigentliche erste Ziel war Port Douglas, wo wir einen Aussichtspunkt angefahren haben und von dort über das Meer, die Regenwälder und den Strand schauen konnten. Wirklich traumhaft! Später sind wir noch zu einem Wasserfall mit kristallklarem Wasser, mitten im Dschungel gefahren - dem Mossman Gorge. Hier konnte man auch in der max. Ca 120 cm tiefen Wasser baden, aber es waren sehr starke Strömungen und man musste aufpassen nicht gegen die Steine getrieben zu werden.
    Gestern sind wir dann mit ein paar Mädels zu den Crystal Cascades gefahren. Das sind ebenfalls sehr hübsche Wasserfälle mit Badeoption. Am Abend haben wir an der Lagune und dem Strand den öffentlichen BBQ ausprobiert. Cooler Abend, aber die BBQ hier könnten gerne was heißer sein 😂🙈
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