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Mary St. Gympie

Gympie Court House

Valley Rattler going nowhere


Tin Can Bay Marina

Through the looking glass (van window)

Local Prawns

View from Norman Point

Dolphin Feeding at Norman Point

7th October

Now that the long weekend and school holidays are over we will soon be on the road again. We have managed to fill in our time here with lots of sight seeing, walking and catching up with friends Mick and Robyn. Leaving here on Thursday heading south and homeward bound.

On Tuesday the first October we went for a drive to Gympie, about 50kms from Tin Can Bay. A nice drive through the hills with a diverse range of landscape and farming.

Once famous for its discovery of gold, this veritable food bowl is now better known for the ‘gold’ it yields above ground. Gympie’s regional food industry is as sensational and diverse as its landscape. Gympie's historical roots are celebrated during October's Gold Rush festival. Other heritage celebrations include, the Ultimate Steam Festival & the Gympie Muster which has been entertaining Australian's for three decades.

Walking around town Greg made the comment that this is a higgldy piggldy town. Quite hilly in places with roads zig zagging all over the place. After a nice lunch at the RSL and a browse around the shops we head back to the car. Getting quite warm now.

The Valley Rattler is not operating at this time. The tracks are undergoing repairs and is expected to be back on track in April ???? Lucky we did this trip a few years back when we were in the region.

Tin Can Bay is located near the southern end of Fraser Island, the inlet adjoins the Great Sandy Straight and offers a serene paradise for sailing, house boating and fishing.

Also renowned for its magnificent wild catch seafood harvested in the pristine waters. We can vouch for this we had had some lovely meals while here, as the park is within walking distance of many eateries. Which, if you book, dosen't necessarily mean you have a table.

Also you can hand feed and interact with rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. The best time for viewing is between 7.OOam and 10.30am. There is a fee involved $5 to view, $10 to feed. No group bookings but you can get a discount on some menu items.

Next stop Yandina.

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