Australia
Montville

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  • Day7

    Sunshine Coast Hinterland

    September 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We started at the Glasshouse Mountains look out. I was most disappointing to find out the Captain Cook named the mountains after the glass furnaces in Yorkshire of which they reminded him. I was expecting something a bit more romantic like they look like glass when the dawn light reflects off them or something like that.

    We made our way to Maleny, went to Mary Cairncross park and did a rainforest walk. My favourite tree was the strangler fig. The seed germinates in the canopy, sends down roots that eventually strangle and kill the host tree.

    From there we went to have lunch with my uncle and aunt. They’ve a wonderful spot in Maleny and we had a very enjoyable afternoon.
    We took a while to decide on a route home but followed the Blackall Range Scenic drive to Nambour and then multiple roads to get back to Beerwah while avoiding motorways (because they are boring). The secenic drive was very scenic. We climbed quite high and had a good view of the coast and ocean.

    Yesterday we bought salad to have with our meals last night and tonight. I cooked the meat on the barbecue that is here and it’s a quick and simple meal. Much easier than going out. Unfortunately the mini fridge we have in our room must have the temperature set too low and the salad froze. So we had a pork steak, a bit of last night’s leftover chicken and some cheese for tea. If we get hungry a bit later on we can always have some muesli.
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  • Day20

    Kondalilla Nationalpark

    November 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Am nächsten Tag ging es weiter an der Sunshinecoast entlang zum Kondalilla National Park. Dort entschieden wir uns für einen kürzeren Weg, da es extrem heiß war und liefen den Rockpools walk. Leider waren die Pools eher mit schwarzem anstatt mit blauen Wasser gefüllt und wir entschiedene und gegen eine Abkühlung.
    Danach fuhren wir zur Noosa Head Promenade. Dort wollten wir eigentlich eine Wanderung durch den Nationalpark zu einer tollen Klippe und einem Badestrand machen. Jedoch war die Stadt und jeglicher Wanderweg komplett von Menschen überrannt, dass uns die Lust verging. Doch die nette Frau vom Infocenter empfohl uns einen sehr schön gelegenen Campingplatz direkt am See. Also beschlossen wir gleich dort hin zu fahren und den Rest des Tages am See zu verbringen. Auf dem Weg dort hin musssten wir durch dichten Qualm fahren. Der Nationalpark auf der anderen Seite des Sees hatte leider auch mit den Buschbränden zu kämpfen (eines der Schlimmsten Feuer aktuell an der Ostküste) ... Jedoch war unser Campingplatz letztendlich nicht betroffen, auch nicht vom Qualm.
    Und es wurde uns nicht zu viel versprochen, der habitat noosa everglades Campground war wirklich super schön und idyllisch. Wir parkten unser Camper in einer Nische zwischen den Bäumen und Büschen mit direkten Blick auf den See. Von Truthähnen umgeben holten wir unseren Cider raus und genossen den restlichen Abend. Am nächsten Morgen hatten wir einen traumhaft schönen Sonnenaufgang und das Feuer hatte sich glücklicherweise etwas gelegt.
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  • Day177

    Sunshine Coast Hinterland

    March 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Zur Abwechslung waren wir heute mal wieder wandern. Dazu sind wir zum Kondalilla Nationalpark im Sunshine Coast Hinterland gefahren und sind dort durch den Regenwald zu einem riesigen Wasserfall gelaufen. Dieser war 80 Meter hoch und echt beeindruckend. 🌴🌊😊Read more

  • Day27

    Montville and Melany, Blackall Range

    October 1, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Clare decided to go for a Sunday drive towards the Glass House Mountains and then up onto the Blackall Range. This meant we got good views over towards the Sunshine coast and down over the bushy, farmland of the Hinterland. We drove through Maleny which is a small, scenic town 90 kilometres north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range. It is very much based on one main street and has a 'hippy / new age feel' to it. Unfortunately, it was quite busy and we could not find a parking place to stop and look round. So we headed on along the range to Montville, which was first settled in 1887, it has grown into a thriving shopping village with an interesting array of art galleries, gift shops, stylish cafes and restaurants set in the picturesque surroundings of a shady tree-lined street with incredible views all the way down to the coast.
    It has quaint European architecture and a unique character. Some might say Montville is the creative soul of the region. We spent a pleasant time wandering through the various, sometimes unusual or quaint shops picking up postcards and finally trying some of the locally brewed drinks at Wild Rocket @ Misty's Micro Brewery - A Black Jack Stout for Trevor and a James Squire Orchard Apple cider for us girls and we shared some chunky chips with Aioli dip. It was a lovely setting in one of the more 'historic' buildings and with live music from a young man playing guitar and trumpet. On the way back to the main Bruce Highway we were able to stop at a view point and see across the hinterland to the coast all the way from Bribie Island to the right of where we were standing all the way round to Caloundra in front and Noosa to the left - quite a panorama, though the weather began to close in on the coast and it got a bit breezy up where we were.
    Luckily we just got back before it tipped it down, with a short, sharp shower - the weather has clouded over though the temperature is still in the 20's. Tonight is footie - Rugby league with the family, probably supporting the North Queensland Cowboys against the Melbourne Storm. It rained most of the evening and there has now been a few flash flood warning rather than fire in some areas of the state.
    So we settled down on the sofa with Sloppy Joe's and Magnums for evening meal. However the match didn't really go as planned. Melbourne Storm beat North QLD Cowboys 34 - 6 they did monopolize the first half 18 - 0 but the cowboys did play better for the first half of the second half of the match. QLD were 8th in the table then won all of the decider matches to come through and meat the No 1 team in the championship - so it was almost expected!!
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