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Eumundi Bicentennial Lookout

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    • Day5

      Camperwissel en campingproblemen

      May 25, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Vanuit Byron Bay rijden we noordwaarts over de snelweg. Uitgestrekte bossen worden afgewisseld met weideland en suikerriet velden. Waar je ook kijkt, er staat water. Het mooie aan deze regio is dat er zoveel oud bos is blijven staan, dit in tegenstelling tot veel andere landen, waar alles na kolonisatie is gekapt.

      We stoppen in Tweed Heads bij de Big W, de WalMart van Australië, om wat inkopen te doen. Daarna rijden we verder naar Brisbane om bij Jucy wat aan de campervan te laten doen. We arriveren precies als de onderhoudsploeg met lunchpauze is. De vriendelijke vrouw biedt ook gelijk aan de bus om te wisselen voor een andere, daar hoopten wij al op en het is een hele verbetering. Deze heeft wel een raam wat dicht kan, een koelkast deur die goed sluit en geen sporen van schimmel. We laden alle spullen over en zijn met een uur weer op weg. We stoppen kort daarna bij de Australische versie van de KFC om wat te eten.

      Daarna gaan we weer de snelweg op noordwaarts. Het is ontzettend druk op de snelweg. Na 3 kwartier stoppen we bij Wild Horse Mountain en lopen 700 meter over een zeer steile weg naar het uitkijkpunt over de Glasshouse Mountains. Deze bestaan uit een aantal kegels overgebleven van oude vulkanen.

      Vervolgen onze weg en na een tijdje komen we terecht in een fikse stortbui. Deze houdt gelukkig op net nadat we de snelweg verlaten om naar onze kampeerplaats te gaan. Deze hebben we geboekt via HipCamp, dit is de Airbnb voor kamperen. Op internet klonk het veelbelovend, bovenaan een heuvel kon je met de camper staan. Wat er niet bij stond is dat het gewoon een stuk land in een woonwijk is en je de camper alleen maar aan de weg kon laten staan. Hoewel het een rustige woonwijk was zagen we dit niet zitten en zijn we op zoek gegaan naar een alternatief. Gelukkig hebben we een goede kampeer app waar alle campings op staan in Australië. Aangezien alle campings in de omgeving volgeboekt waren, mede doordat er beperkte kampeerplaatsen zijn door de overstromingen, zijn we naar de showgrounds gereden van de dichtstbijzijnde plaats. Dit is het rugbyveld waar ook een gedeelte wordt gebruikt voor kampeerders. Net tegen het donker komen we daar aan.

      Morgen gaan we op zoek naar koalaberen in Noosa.
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      Traveler

      gelukkig nog een plek gevonden om te overnachten, al is het dan niet zo'n leuke. jullie zullen nog veel meer suikerriet tegenkomen als ik neef Hans mag geloven.

      5/28/22Reply
      Traveler

      wel lekker rustig zo te zien.

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    • Day29

      Eumundi Market and Tin Can Bay

      November 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Eumundi is consumed by this market on a Saturday and Wednesday. It takes a few hours to walk around and is geared up to tourists with jewellery stalls, clothes, hats, food areas, paintings, watches, environmental products etc. There were also stalls with musicians playing (busking) as well as one in the food area. Ginger beer is made locally and there were a number of stalls selling this.

      The actual town of Eumundi has the Main Street lined with huge trees that span maybe 40-50metres, huge amounts of shade comes from just a single tree. Most trees along the street had memorials at their base for servicemen lost in various wars.

      After the markets we drove up to Tin Can Bay - a thriving metropolis and entertainment hub on a Saturday night. The pub has multiple screens showing all forms of racing. Outside the pub is the drive-through off-license. Further down the road is a fish and chip shop. Maybe 5 cars passed by during our 20 minute walk. None the less, it has great views of the sea across to Rainbow Beach where we will be going tomorrow after visiting the dolphin sanctuary early - that could be fun.

      Our campsite skills are improving except the Australians don’t recognise the phrase “hook up”. When I ask if the site offers hook up they have no idea what I’m asking. The guy in reception today has asked me to keep using it as he likes the phrase better than “does the site offer electric and water”.
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      Traveler

      How are you looking so trim after all that food you ate in Malaysia and all the iced coffees?? 😂

      11/9/19Reply
      Traveler

      Be careful who you say “hook up” to - they might take it the wrong way!!!! 😂😂

      11/9/19Reply
      Traveler

      Improv jam session 🥁

      11/10/19Reply
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    • Day33

      Eumundi - Markttag

      September 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Ich war die letzten Tage in Eumundi. Der Ort ist klein, hat ein paar schöne Restaurant und Cafés und das wars. Jeden Mittwoch und Samstag wird das Dorf überrannt von einer Touristenmasse denn es ist Markt. Und es ist alles zu haben!Read more

    • Day40

      Tag 39: Eumundi

      January 25, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

      Nachdem es hier an unserem Ort so ziemlich gar nichts gibt, haben wir den Tag ganz entspannt angehen lassen mit ausschlafen und gemütlichem Frühstück. Danach sind wir ins ca 30 km entfernte Eumundi gefahren, um den dortigen Markt zu besuchen. Dieser ist recht bekannt und riiieeesig groß.
      Wie immer konnte man da alles mögliche erwerben, und diesmal haben wir auch zugeschlagen. Also besser gesagt ich 😂 Eine neue handgefertigte Handtasche aus Stoff und Kork 😊
      Eumundi selbst hatte dann auch wieder das gewisse Flair, was wir in unserem Ort so vermissen.
      Irgendwann nach dem Mittag waren wir aber durch (auch wegen der Hitze mit hoher Luftfeuchtigkeit), so dass wir die Heimfahrt angetreten haben. Der restliche Tag war unspektakulär - ganz entspannt am Strand bei bewölkten Himmel - immerhin konnte man sich so keinen Sonnenbrand holen 😊
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      Traveler

      Yeah, hast schon gefragt was die Lieferung dieses Kunstwerk nach de kostet, würde in eurem Wohnzimmer gut aussehen

      1/25/20Reply
      Traveler

      Wir hatten eher daran gedacht, dass du so eine ausdrucken könntest 😉

      1/25/20Reply
      Traveler

      Da fehlt uns leider die Deckenhöhe im Wohnzimmer. Aber ich finde auf der Terrasse würde sie sich gut machen 😊

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    • Day280

      Emundi Markets

      June 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Heute morgen bin ich mit Grace und Tanja zu dem Eumundi Market gefahren. Es gab eine Menge selbstgemachter Leckereien zu entdecken, viele handgemachte Dinge zu kaufen und vieles mehr. Die Märkte in Australien sind einfach toll, alle sind sehr freundlich und auf jedem Markt gibt es andere tolle Sachen. Die Momos die wir gegessen haben waren super lecker.Read more

    • Day38

      Eumundi Markets

      December 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Auf Empfehlung der Touristikinfo machen wir uns mit Linda, Joshua, Manu, Kaisa und Evelina auf den Weg zu den Eumundi Markets (ca 30min von Noosa). Von Kunst über Essen bis hin zu Alltagsgegenständen gibt es hier alles zu kaufen.
      Am Nachmittag am Strand erleben wir einen Hai alarm am Strand, weil die Lifeguards zwei Bull Sharks in der Nähe entdeckt haben. ☺️ Alle müssen das Wasser verlassen😯
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    • Day21

      Sunshine Coast ?

      February 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Packed up and left Brisbane after a great few days. On the way up to Eumundi we stopped off at Caloundra . Reminded me of a british seaside resort with the sea fronted by holiday appartments and hotels. Had some coffee and breakfast in a cafe and a walk round the shops and then off to Jennys. The house is lovely set in lush green vegitation. I now know why the area is so green as it hasnt stopped raining since we got here. So much for Sunshine Coast. Still its not cold still low 20 degrees so we will still try and do some stuff. Booked a trip to Fraser Island on Thursday which should be good hopefully the weather will improve.Read more

    • Day20

      Mt Coot-tha, Saskia and Pizza

      February 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Met Melissa at the lookout at the top of Mt Coot-tha with fantastic panoramic views across to Brisbane and beyond to the sea. Melissa brought a little friend James one of the children she looks after. We went to the Botanic Gardens and had a walk around, very peaceful. Dropped the car back at the hotel and then walked to the South Bank to look for a restaurant for the evening. Chose Italian. Went to the Beer Garden behind the City Beach where we were joined by Saskia (Alis friend Jennys daughter). Saskia said that her Dad David was in Brisbane and arranged for us to meet up. Ali last saw David 25 years ago when doing her around the world trip with Jenny. Met up at The Kitty Bar part of the Casino with great views over the harbour. After spending an hour or so reminiscing we went off for our meal. Had a lovely time and then back to the hotel for some tearful goodbyes. End of an amazing few days in Brisvegas.Read more

    • Day23

      Fraser Island

      February 22, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Alarm at 4.45am ready for trip to Fraser Island. Drove to Noosa Marina and picked up the large converted truck that would take us on our adventure. We should have travelled along the beach but the high tides and strong winds had revealed rocks making the beach impassable. Took the inland road to Inskip to pick up the ferry. Once across onto the Island the rain stopped and we were able to enjoy most of the day in the dry. Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island. It is amazing how it manages to support such a variety of plant life, rain forest, lakes, creeks and animals. It has been a world heritage site since 1992 one of only 400 in the world. Our vehicle took us up the beach at a speed of 80kph skirting the waters edge to find the firmest sand. After about 30mins we turned inland to our first stop, Birabeen Lake. A fresh water lake on perfect white sands. We went for a paddle and then were off to Central Station. This was the centre of the logging industry which survived until 1991.From here we had a walk through the rain forest where the creeks are so clear the sandy bottom gives the impression that there is a scum on the surface.We stayed there for a BBQ lunch and then went further north. We visited 3 locations. Firstly the wreck of the Maheno a WW1 hospital ship that was on its way to Japan to be scrapped when it came ashore in heavy winds in 1935. Not much left now but an interesting relic of the past. From there on to the Pinnacles a formation of coloured rocks. We then turned back to Eli Creek. This is the islands largest creek and pours between 80 - 100 million litres of water an hour into the sea. The area was full of back packers floating down the creek on rubber rings. We stopped for a walk and a cup of tea and a Lammington. A young Dingo came to see what was going on. The drive along the beach took an hour, 75km of white sand.Got the ferry back to the mainland, it started raining again. Because the tide was out we were able to get back to Noosa on the beach so made good time and were home by 6.15pm. Fell into bed at 9.30 knackered,Read more

    • Day22

      Eumundi, Noosa, rain

      February 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

      Weather not looking good so we decided to stay local and went to Eumundi town where there is a massive market every wednesday and saturday. Loads of stalls selling craft goods. We had a walk round and got caught in a massive downpour. Had to go off and buy some plastic ponchos as we were not geared up for this. Bought some amazing swiss cheese and some rosemary and sea salt macadamias. Drove to Noosa and in between showers managed to get a walk along the beach and along Hastings St with its chic boutiques and french quarter restaurants. Had lunch in the Surf Club overlooking the beach and then went through Noosa woods to view the mountains shrouded in cloud. Had a walk to Tea Tree Bay and watched the surfers and then up to Laguna lookout for a panoramic view of the area. Back via the shops bought some Barramundi fillets and some other bits from Coles. I cooked in the evening and we finished off with the cheese and a very tasty red Chris Ringland Barossa / Shiraz 2014 delish.Read more

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