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Surf Life Saving Club Reserve

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  • Day12

    Australien - Der Roadtrip beginnt

    November 3, 2017 in Australia

    Nach ca 4h Flug und weiteren 2h Zeitverschiebung, sind wir heute Morgen gut in Cairns angekommen. Unser Camper ist top und alles hat super funktioniert!

    Nach einer kleinen Strecke entlang der Küste sind wir nun in Port Douglas. Bei kühlem Wein und leckerem Essen haben wir den ersten Camping Abend eingeläutet. :-)

  • Day22

    Strände von Cairns und Port Douglas

    November 25, 2017 in Australia

    Heute ging es mit einem Mietwagen einen Tag an die Strände von Cairns (liegen ca. 15 Minuten außerhalb der Stadt) und nach Port Douglas 🏖 endlich wieder im richtigen Meer baden 😁😁😁 Yeahh 👌 wenn auch nur in gekennzeichneten Bereichen und mit Lifeguard.

    ...aber an diesen Stränden ist kein Mensch 😜 richtig geile Sandstrände und dann einfach mal (fast) keine Menschenseele. Das hab ich so auch noch nicht erlebt. Aber besser so für uns 😁😁😁☀️☀️☀️Read more

  • Day36

    Port Douglas

    October 26, 2017 in Australia

    Der vorletzte Camper-Tag neigt sich dem Ende.
    Heute sind wir nach Palm Cove gefahren und haben dort den Vormittag am Strand verbracht. Gegen Mittag sind wir nach Port Douglas zum Campingplatz aufgebrochen. Unterwegs haben wir noch schöne Palmstrände gesehen, die wir natürlich nicht unbesichtigt lassen konnten. 😊 In Port Douglas waren wir noch bisschen bummeln und Fish'n Chips Essen. Das wird hier ganz viel gegessen und an fast jeder Ecke angeboten, deswegen gehörte das auch noch zu unserem Abenteuer dazu. 😉
    Unsere letzte Nacht im Camper verbringen wir am Campingplatz 'Tropic Breeze Caravan Park', 17. Nacht.
    Heute sind wir ca. 70 km gefahren.
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  • Day158

    adventures from 30,000 ft to <2 meters

    January 24, 2017 in Australia

    Yesterday I flew up to Cairns from Sydney, Australian domestic airport security is freaking hilarious! So I got the train out to the airport and found myself a self check-in machine, tapped in my name and destination...here's your boarding pass...no ID needed? Huh, ok. Walk over to the self bag check scan my boarding card and drop off my bag...no ID needed yet...huh sure. After a quick smoke I head over to the "security" area, put most of my stuff in my bag and head through the metal detector, that goes off... Anything in your pockets sir? Erm cigarettes, passport (not that anyone seems to care), can you go back through and put them through the machine, as I do, back through, goes off again, and the security guards reaction ... "you're alright mate, on you go"....ecsqueeze me? Baking powder?...ok I'll be off into the airport then...wanna see my ID at least? No? Ok... After a quick breakfast I had to the gate where I show....just my boarding pass....I'm now on a3 hour flight across Australia because I knew someone called Stewart Jardine was flying to cairns oh and I repeatedly set off a metal detector and didn't even get wanded or patted down...love it

    After picking up a car I drove an hour up north to port Douglas, absolutely spectacular drive which I cut into a mini video ... https://goo.gl/photos/JbxKwMcZjvSvaDuYA

    Today I checked into the dive centre for my first lesson.... which by the way required a lot more forms and ID showing...and headed off with my instructor to pick up some dive gear and head to a swimming pool for my introduction. It was a good session, breathing underwater, filling, removing and clearing my mask, establishing buoyancy, removing and replacing weight belts and bcd(buoyancy control device) and falling to remember acronyms BWRAF (Bruce Willis ruins all films) ....as I write this I'm still struggling Rico remember...gonna go with breathing, weights, releases.....and.....and, something....and final check...I'll Google it later. Oh and also there's another one I didn't remember that I'll also Google...soooo yea I'm pretty confident for my boat trip at 6.30am tomorrow!
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  • Day5

    Port Douglas

    July 11, 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 ! 🙈🐊

  • Day16

    Port Douglas, Australien

    October 20, 2017 in Australia

    Heute startet meine Reise nach Cape Tribulation! Allerdings bin ich nicht alleine unterwegs, sondern mit Nick, unserem Fahrer, und zwei weitere Backpacker: Liz und Thorsten. Die Reise war ziemlich spontan weswegen wir uns heute erst kennen gelernt haben. Ich freue mich aber diese kleine Abenteuer anzutreten.
    Wir übernachten in einem Hostel und fahren am nächsten Tag wieder zurück.
    Wir haben während unserer Hinfahrt an mehreren Stops Halt gemacht. Das ist der Vorteil, wenn man ein Auto mietet: Man kann wann und wo man will anhalten und die Natur bestaunen.
    Der 1. Stop war der Four Mile Beach.
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  • Day5

    Adelaide to Port Douglas

    January 10, 2017 in Australia

    Up early for flight to Cairns. 2 and half hour flight so seemed a breeze compared to the big one!

    Mini bus transfer to hotel, the road was so winding but the scenery was absolutely stunning. Got to port Douglas after about an hour. Hotel is amazing - The Meridian. Little cute room with little fridge and kitchen abilities. Really nice pool area with loungers and no kids, mainly older couples so it's really quiet.

    Walked to the Main Street 5 mins away to get water and big spray and it was sooooo humid! So so hot! Had lunch in random cafe (chicken and avocado toastie).

    Spent afternoon by pool
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  • Day8

    Port Douglas: The Rainforest

    January 13, 2017 in Australia

    Collected at 730am in small minibus with 6 other people. Tour guide called Justin. He was excellent and genuinely seemed to care about the rainforest and really wanted to share with us all his knowledge.

    First stop was Mossman Gorge which was enormous river that was really swollen from previous rains. There was a walkway that we walked along through the rainforest where Justin explained a lot about the trees and wildlife and then we turned corner to this immense thundering river.

    From here drove to the Daintree River where we boarded a river cruise and went along the calm wide river looking for crocs. We didn't succeed in seeing any crocs as the river was really high because of the recent heavy rains but we did see a frog, a small snake and a python sunning itself on the top of a tree and loads of bats (spectacled flying foxes I think they were called). They were heading to sleep but some were moving and had babies with them.

    Got off the river cruise and headed in car up to a lookout point across the rainforest where we had morning tea including a home made lamington (kind of really light chocolate cake covered in coconut). It was a surprisingly nice day, we had expected rain but other than the very first part in the rainforest it was beautiful!

    From the lookout point we drove to Cape Tribulation on the edge of the rainforest which was a stunning white sandy beach. All along the roads we were looking for a Cassowary bird (in the emu and ostrich family with blue and red head) but we didn't have any luck in seeing one. Went to a small patch of rainforest where it was just us having lunch (salad and cold meats, really yummy) and then drove to Daintree Ice Cream company. They sell ice cream made from the fruits they grow on the farm so it's a different blend every day. We had coconut, mango, damson plum (my favourite, really sharp and purple) and wattleseed (which was like a cross between vanilla and coffee, kind of a mocha flavour)

    From here drove to cassowary falls (a waterfall that only this tour company had access to) and went into the water. It was a bit murky and muddy coloured due to the excessive rains and flooding they'd had but I went with it anyway and got in! Stood about bum deep and saw some turtles. Then the tour guide threw some fish food into the water and the fish went mental! I hadn't really realised there would be fish in there. Another girl freaked out first when one touched her leg and I knew I had to go her way to get out. So I screamed too when things kept touching my legs. Did not like it at all! But am proud I went in at all! When we were safely at the waters edge we could see it was in fact a massive eel!! Not like an English eel but literally the size of my arm. Still gives me the shivers now when I think about it!

    Then returned back to Port Douglas. Really really good trip and best value for money! The tour guide made it, he didn't stop talking all the way and gave us so much history of the area, it was really fascinating and made me want to read about it!

    Went out for dinner at On the Inlet, a seafood place by the marina, and had delicious tuna steak and a few glasses of wine. One was super nice, very sweet and apricot flavoured which was a Moscato Australian wine.
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  • Day59

    Port Douglas

    June 29 in Australia

    Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. It's known for its beach resorts and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to the biodiverse rainforest. In town, Macrossan Street is lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Curving south is popular Four Mile Beach.

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