Millaa Millaa

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  • Day7

    Waterfalls Tour

    June 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Dank einiger Medikamente ging es mir heute morgen schon ein ganzes Stück besser als gestern. Die Wolken ließen die Sonne heute leider nicht durch.
    Trotzdem blieb es Gott sei Dank trocken, was uns dennoch nicht von unsrem Vorhaben abgehalten hätte die umliegenden Wasserfälle und Aussichtspunkte zu besuchen.
    Also starteten wir unsere Tour nach einem kleinen Frühstück. Es ging von Atherton über Malanda nach Millaa Millaa.
    Als erstens kamen wir an den Malanda Falls an, ein recht breiter aber nicht all zu hoher Wasserfall. Danach besuchten wir den Millaa Millaa Lookout point, welcher einen gigantischen Blick über grüne Hügel und eine atemberaubende Landschaft bot😍 einfach gigantisch schön, trotz der Wolken!
    Nun ging es weiter zum "bekanntesten" Wasserfall.
    Der Millaa Millaa Fall. An diesem Wasserfall wurde vor Jahren die "bekannte" herbal essences Werbung gedreht in dem eine leicht bekleidete Dame ca Knie tief im Wasser steht und dann ihre langen Haare aus dem Wasser nach hinten wirft. Das ganze natürlich vor dem obengenannten Wasserfall. Muss ja eine passende Kulisse dazu sein 😬😜
    Kalina hat das ganze leider nur als trocken Übung für euch nachgemacht, da durch die Wolkendecke gestern wirklich etwas kalt war und das Wasser auch nicht Grad warm war 😁🙈
    Danach ging es weiter zum nächsten, dem Zillie Waterfall. Und als letztes war der Ellinjaa Fall dran. Die drei letzten genannten sind alle samt ein ganzes Stück höher gewesen als der Malanda Fall, vorallem der Zillie, den man nur von oben sieht und ganz tief nach unten schaut, wie das Wasser auf die Felsen bricht! 😬
    Nun sind wir nach Innisfail gefahren um erstmal eine kleine Pause einzulegen. Zum Mittag gab es heute Spiegelei als Sandwich 🙂 sehr lecker wars 🤗
    Dann noch ein zwei Sachen eingekauft, uns ein Eis beim Macces gegönnt und euch über das MC WiFi ein Lebenszeichen gesendet! ✌
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  • Day175


    September 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The Tablelands are famous for the waterfalls and that's exactly what was on the agenda for today. Our first waterfall was Millaa Millaa Falls which many of you may recognise from the old Herbal Essences adverts. The water however was not as inviting as they made out in the advert. It was in fact bloomin freezing. We couldn't not get in so we braved the cold and went for a little swim. It did get better after a while so we attempted to recreate the advert. Again, that wasn't as glamorous as every time I flicked my hair back, the water slapped me in the face. After a few attempts and a very obliging photographer (thank you Simon) we got the money shot and then hastily got out to dry off in the sunshine.

    There are loads of waterfalls here but because there hasn't been a lot of rain some of them are pretty pathetic. We therefore decided to miss the majority of them and instead just head to the main ones. The next one on the list was Josephine Falls. This was a tiered waterfall where you could clamber over the rocks and swim in the yet again freezing water. It was certainly a popular spot as there were loads of people there.

    After Josephine Falls we headed to The Boulders near Babinda. This was another popular swimming spot but we didn't bother to get in this one. A couple of people had recommended we try the Devonshire Cream Teas by Lake Barrine so as it was already gone 3pm, we made our way there. It took a while for us to get there along a long and winding road which resulted in us arriving at 4:10pm, 10 minutes after they closed. Devastating! Lake Barrine however is gorgeous so we took a couple of pics and then headed back to our hostel.
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  • Day26

    Chasing waterfalls

    October 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Another early day go get on a bus for yet another adventure. This one I would highly recommend. It is called Barefoot Tours.

    First stop was Lake Eacham, it was pretty, but nothing special. I didn't go swimming as it was a little early and I just wasn't feeling it. We had morning tea and then headed to Milla Milla Falls. For those of you who don't know this falls, it is the home of the hair flip shampoo commercial. The water was a little cold but once you were in it was amazing and you could swim up to the falls and go behind it. It was pretty incredible.

    Next stop, Josephine Falls, home of the natural water slide. Definitely my favorite stop of the day. Lorrain and I had tons of fun sliding down the rock and just hanging out in the water. Beautiful clear water. Pretty indescribable.

    Next we went off to Devils pools and Babinda Boulders. There is a really interesting legend here about a you g aboriginal girl who was meant to marry the chief but fell in love with a warrior from another tribe. They decided to run off together, but we're caught. He was published and she was taken back to marry the chief. She then threw herself into the pools and killed herself. Over the years quite a few people have died there, mostly young men. They say it is her spirit that lures them there. I think it's just young men being young men. Then the last swimming spot for a quick dip. Some of the boys were jumping off the rock.

    Back in the bus for the drive back and some Timtams. Yum:)

    We got back to Cairns, do I went back to get all packed and then went to meet Lauren and Lorrain for dinner. Good old Gilligans again. But delicious steak. We then played a game that was a version of Family Feud, you can only imagine how that went. Lauren went to bed so Lorrain and went for a walk for one last drink down to the Pier bar. Got myself a legit Pina Colada. Which is hilarious because we were talking about those that day.

    Now for yet another fun coincidence of the trip. I was telling Lorrain a story of an Asian girl who was yelling at the Jet ski tour on the phone while I was in Airlie. And she said the story sounded familiar. Turns out... She was on the other side of this girl!! We had already crossed paths on our trip. Crazy!! This whole trip had been coincidences and timing things, it's been quite cool.

    👣's: 14853 - 10.87 km
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  • Day652

    Atherton Tablelands

    June 21, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The wather on top of the tableland was rainy and very foggy. We just went for the three Waterfalls (Milla Milla Falls, Zilli Falls and Ellinjaa Falls) and for the "Cathedral Fig" tree.
    Although we ware lucky to see a "Tree Kangaroo".

    Schlechtes Wetter mit Regen und Nebel führten dazu, dass wir nur die drei Wasserfälle (Milla Milla, Zilli, Ellinjaa) gemacht haben. Außerdem haben wir den "Cathedral Fig" Baum besichtigt.
    Wir waren aber glücklich genug um ein "Baum Kangaroo" zu sehen.
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