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  • Day8

    Tamborine Mountain

    September 9 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We are on our way south. Today was always a bit of a flexible day, to be decided while we were in Queensland. Our choices were limited by the bushfires as I had always intended we skirt Brisbane and go inland. Instead we went through Brisbane, right through as I missed a crucial turn due to not understanding which lane to be in. It did mean we drove over the Story Bridge so that was something.
    We also took a detour as I saw a sign saying “Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive”. What I didn’t realise was we were ar the south end of it and it was going north.
    Eventually we got to Tamborine Mountain. We did the skywalk amount the rainforest. That was really interesting.

    We later went to the glow worm cave. This is a man made cave that enables us to see them during the day. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any photos. The worms are quite small, the make long sticky threads to capture their prey, a bit like spiders. The cave really did look like stars in the sky.

    We finished with a walk down the long gallery, a street with an eclectic range of shops.

    Due to the fires we decided to stay in the Gold Coast rather than the mountains. We are very close to Movie World.
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  • Day39

    Mt Tamborine Area

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Heute stand ein kleiner Tagesausflug ins Hinterland auf dem Programm, welcher uns in die Gegend um Mount Tamborine führte. Nachdem wir die Aussicht und die Glow worm Caves bestaunt haben, hat Chris mir noch einen ganz abgefahrenen Shop gezeigt: ein Geschäft voller deutscher Kuckucksuhren. Und absolut überteuerter Ritter Sport Schokolade. 😅
    Dennoch war es fast wie ein kleiner Ausflug nach Deutschland.
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  • Day35

    Scenic Rim

    July 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Heute morgen gabs endlich Mal wieder eine nette Unterhaltung mit einem aussie, dann ein kurzes Frühstück und danach begaben wir uns auf die Straßen des Scenic Rim's. Einer idyllischen Route durch das Hinterland Queenslands. Teilweise waren die Aussichten wirklich wunderschön aber manchmal Unterschied es sich nicht wirklich von den Straßen die wir hier sonst so lang fahren, wenn man nicht gerade in der Stadt ist.
    An ein zwei Aussichtspunkten angehalten und kurze walks gemacht und am frühen Nachmittag in unsrem Caravan Park für die Nacht angekommen. In der Sonne gechillt und den Nachmittag genossen!
    Zum Abendessen gab es Kartoffeln mit Chicken Schnitzel 😊
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  • Day107

    Road Trip - Lamington Nationalpark

    May 14 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Heute haben wir nochmal einen Abstecher in einen Nationalpark gemacht, den Lamington Nationalpark.
    Auf dem Weg dorthin ist es mir endlich gelungen ein freilebendes Wallaby zu fotografieren 😊.
    Am Ziel angekommen (nach unendlich vielen Serpentinen 😏), sind uns dann auch gleich noch viele bunte Vögel vor die Kamera geflogen.
    Im Lamington Nationalpark gibt es einen kleinen Baumkronenpfad, der einen bis auf 25 Meter führt und wenn sich zwischen dem dichten Blattwerk eine Lücke auf tut, hat man einen tollen Blick auf den Regenwald.
    Anschließend sind wir noch durch den Regenwald zum Morans Wasserfall gewandert. Der Wasserfall war jetzt aber nicht so beeindruckend, da er nach dem heißen und trockenen Sommer noch nicht wieder so viel Wasser führt aber durch den Regenwald zu laufen macht schon Spaß.
    Am Nachmittag ging es dann wieder den Berg runter zur Küste - natürlich nur im Schneckentempo, da so ein Campervan jetzt nicht unbedingt das geeignete Fahrzeug für holprige, schmale Bergstraßen ist 😉.
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  • Day12

    Tamrookum Creek, 22.05.2019

    May 24 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Außerhalb der Stadt, schon etwas mehr im Landesinneren befindet sich der Mountainbikepark Tamrookum Creek. Dieser gehört Jills Freundin Anita und ihrem Mann Toni. Nach vielen Erzählungen davon haben die Beiden Jill und mich heute hierhin mitgenommen.
    Um dorthin zu gelangen sind wir eine ganze Weile auf einem Highway vorbei an hunderten von Pferdekoppeln und typisch australischem Busch mit vielen Gummibäumen gefahren, bis wir schließlich auf eine Schotterpiste, die in ein weites Tal hineinführte, abgebogen sind. Ganz am Ende des Weges, der uns durch viele weitere Paddocks führte vorbei, befand sich das riesige Grundstück der Familie.
    Der Mountainbikepark befindet sich noch im Aufbau, momentan ist er noch für die private Nutzung gedacht. Auf den 85000 Quadratmetern Buschland befinden sich bereits 5 Biketracks mit unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgraden und einige breitere Pfade, um mit einem 4WD-Fahrzeug die Bikes zum Trackanfang auf einen der beiden Hügel zu beförden. Mit einem solchen haben wir den Park erkundet.
    Tatsächlich waren die Wege extrem steil, steinig und teilweise voller Äste und Bäume, sodass wir sogar hin und wieder aussteigen mussten, um diese bei Seite zu räumen. Nach einer Weile durfte ich mich sogar selbst im Fahren versuchen, was total viel Spaß gemacht hat.
    Schließlich sind wir ganz oben bei einem Aussichtspunkt angekommen. Hier erwartete uns eine atemberaubende 360° Aussicht: So weit das Auge reichte erstreckten sich Koppeln und Buschland, im Horizont türmten sich schraffe Hügellandschaften auf. Es war wunderschön hier.
    Anschließend sind Toni und ich zu Fuß einem der Biketracks zurück ins Tal gefolgt. Dieser Track, anscheinenend einer der einfacheren, war recht schmal, an einigen Stellen ziemlich steil und vor allem gab es immer wieder Felsbrocken und Erdhügel, über die man wohl normalerweile mit dem Mountainbike springen würde. Diese Sportart ist ganz schön lebensmüde!
    Als wir unten im Tal ankamen, hatten Anita und Jill schon Mittagessen in einem süßen Ferienhäuschen hergerichtet. Hier wäre ich sofort für ein paar Tage eingezogen, es war total schön eingerichtet und vor allem hat mir die Umgebung hier richtig gut gefallen. Leider mussten wir dann aber auch schon wieder zurück zur Farm, die Pferde hatten schließlich Hunger.
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  • Day245

    Lammington np

    October 11, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    E kurvigi Strass - fasch wie e schwiizer Passstrass - het ois zum Nationalpark gfüert.
    Mir hend e churzi Wanderig gmacht und de Treecanopy walk.
    Bim Zmittag im Picknickareal het ois en hungrige Regent Bowerbird oisi feine Brioche welle us de hand riisse! Läck sind mir verschrocke wo de ois plötzli aagriffe het! :) Debii gsehnd die so schön und lieb uus...

    Bild 5: Regent Bowerbird
    Bild 6: Crimson Rosella
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    A very curvy street led us up to Lamington national park. We walked the tree canopy walk and saw a couple of birds and small kangaroos.
    The highlights of the day were the Regent Bowerbird. They tried to pick the food right out of our hands and weren't shy at all. Most likely some poeple fed them before and now they think they can do as they like.

    Picture 5: Regent Bowerbird
    Picture 6: Crimson Rosella
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  • Day211

    Day 15 - Shamrockvale

    October 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    It's our last day on the farm! It's going to be nice not to have to wake up at 6am anymore however I have a feeling our body clocks are going to take a while to adjust. As it's our last day Chris gave us the afternoon off to pack and get ourselves sorted which was really nice. In the morning we fed and watered the chooks for the last time and popped in to see Tyson as Chris had already fed him. Tyson has found his voice all of a sudden so moos all the time which is pretty cute. After 2 weeks he has gotten used to us now and doesn't mind / tolerates me cuddling him.

    For the rest of the morning we were let loose on the mowers. We've had so much rain the last week that even though Sonja and Simon mowed the week before, everything needed doing again.

    Neither of us knew what to expect before we arrived here. It has however exceeded all of our expectations and we will always look back fondly on our time here. Everyone here has welcomed us into the Shamrockvale family with open arms and we will not forget the Aussie BBQ's, endless games of pool (especially the Germanian rules with Sonja and Marius), dinner at the homestead and our introduction to Romanian cuisine. We have learnt so much about farm life and have particularly enjoyed helping Chris and Nick with the cattle, being surrogate mums to Tyson and our beloved Nugget and helping Marius with the bees. Thank you for having us Shamrockvale!
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  • Day219

    Day 2 - Auntie Tricia and Shane's

    November 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    When we went to bed last night there was a BIG storm rolling in. We lay in bed listening to the thunder and watched the lightening light up the bedroom. More storms are forecast for today however the sun was shining in the morning so we took a chance and drove out to O'Reilly's which is situated in Lamington National Park. It's only around 30kms from Tricia's to O'Reilly's however it took us an hour to get there as it's a very narrow and windy road up the mountain.

    When we reached the top, we parked up and walked through the rainforest and along a wobbly treetop walk which was really good. At one point you could climb a couple of ladders up into the trees and look out over the top which was pretty amazing. Simon and Tricia didn't fancy that bit though and stayed at the bottom and took photos whilst I climbed my way to the top! After the walk we headed over to the cafe and enjoyed a cup of coffee and a cake on the veranda overlooking the most incredible view.

    The gift shop next to the cafe sells food so that you can feed the local parrots so after we had finished our smoko, we grabbed some parrot food and headed outside to give the parrots theirs. No sooner as we had walked up to the area with all the parrots, we were surrounded. The seed was in a big silver tray but the parrots also landed on your head, arms and shoulders! There were loads of them! There were a couple of different types of parrot, the red and green ones are called King Parrots and the red and blue ones are called Rosellas. They were really pretty and really friendly. They obviously get fed a lot. After feeding the parrots we headed back home. We managed to time our trip perfectly as not long after we arrived home, the heavens opened and another storm rolled in. We therefore had a nice quiet afternoon and Tricia made us sausage, egg, chips and baked beans for dinner.
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  • Day198

    Day 2 - Shamrockvale

    October 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Today was our first day of work in over 6 months and with the alarm going off at 6am it was a bit of a shock to the system. After a cup of tea and some porridge we headed out for our first job of the day, letting out the chooks and giving them some fresh water and some feed. We then headed over to feed Nugget and Tyson, the orphaned calves as we are now their new mums for the next 2 weeks. They are very cute so I'm pretty sure this is going to end up being my favourite part of the day. They didn't have much else for us to do before smoko so we were tasked with cleaning out one of the vans and the wwoofers car.

    After smoko, our morning break, the 3 of us headed up to the yard to help Nick move some young cows which had now been separated from their mummy's. The girls needed to go into one field and the boys into another so we took them down separately. Sonja and I were in what they call the Mule which is basically a quad bike pick up and goes really slowly and Simon was in Chris's ute. Simon was in charge of blocking off roads so they didn't go the wrong way and Sonja and I were there to round them up and keep them moving. We had to do it really slowly though as you don't want them to start running. It took a while to get them across into their new paddocks but for first timers I think we did pretty well.

    After lunch Simon went back up to the yard to help Nick with the cattle. Quite a few of them are sick at the moment so they have to regularly take their temperatures and give them medicine if they need it. I stayed down on the homestead to help Marios, the beekeeper, make some new beehives.

    We get to finish work at 3pm however Tyson and Nugget need feeding again around 5pm so we have to do that. Our final job of the day is tucking in the chooks however we have to wait until it gets dark to give them all time to come home after their day roaming the farm.

    The farm is not to far from my Auntie Tricia and Shane's house, so they came to pick us up and take us out for a yummy fish and chips dinner in Beaudesert which was lovely.
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