Carolyn & Greg's Nomadic Adventures .../CanberratoCooktown_2013 travel blog

Hillview farm

Say cheese

Lost World Valley

Albert River

South from Tamborine Mountain

North Tamborine Mountain village

Scarecrow Festival on the mountain

Death valley

Gone Cuckoo

Empty Brewery

14th October

Must be moving day for us, we know this because the wind is strong and gusty. We are heading to Beaudesert where we will spend a few days catching up with family and having a look around the area. The drive is quite scenic with a variety of farms. Mostly cattle with some horses.

We are seeing lush green paddocks with very contented animals standing belly deep in grass.

Beaudesert is about 70 kms from Brisbane. The caravan park is quiet, very friendly and the sites are large. Within walking distance of the shopping centre. Like many other parts of the Scenic Rim, Beaudesert was built on the back of rural production. It has a population of 5,000 and growing everyday.

15TH October

Having a drive around we ended up in the spectacular Lost World. Only 25 minutes from Beaudesert but felt like we were a world away. There are no crowds,shops or restaurants. Here you find hidden country cottages, farmstays and camp grounds. Overlooked by the dramatic Razorback Mountain and Lamington Plateau. There are clear crystal rock pools for fishing, swimming and picnics. Also a great place for hiking. Heading back to the park we travel through Kerry, the historic Kerry Hall still hosts old style dances. The Jacarandas are in full bloom and the colours are amazing.

17th October

Quiet day yesterday having a look around the shops. Today we are heading into Brisbane to catch up with family and to finally meet Abigail our great niece who was born in July.

18th October

Woken to heavy rain this morning. By mid morning looks like the weather is clearing. We have decided to head to Mt Tamborine. Born from the Mt Waring \ Wollumbi volcano 23 million years ago. Tamborine Mountain is genuinely a natural wonder. A great place to explore for wines and many fortifieds.

The famous gallery walk with over 70 art, gift, craft and nick-knack shops.

Pick the right time to visit the mountain as the scarecrow festival is on. Some very clever and imaginative people out there.

After a great few days especially being able to catch up with family, we leave here tomorrow. Heading to Tweed Heads NSW [daylight saving]

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