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Feb 16, 2014 - Mackay Day Trips

Saturday 15th February Today we are planning a more thorough drive around the city and then all the Southern Beaches before heading back. We found the Bluewater Lagoon in the city centre right opposite a large shopping centre, which is free entry and maintained by the Regional Council and a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors without the worry of stingers etc during the wet season. Although we did not swim as just as we arrived a child vomited in the pool and everyone was made to exit the water while it was cleaned up and had to...

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Oct 1, 2012 - Mackay

Went for a drove out to Finch Hatton national park today. Stopped at the pinnacle hotel for one of their famous pies before heading out to the araluen cascades. After some good 4wd pram style we make it to a beautiful water pools. Joshie loves to sit their and keep a watch out for fish while dad sees how far down the rocks he can get before he either falls in or gets stuck. He decides the waters a bit fresh for a dip.

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Aug 2, 2011 - Tiere Tiere Tiere

Nach unserem Segelausflug wollten wir wieder einmal wandern gehen und wo kann man das besser als im Eungella Nationalpark? – dem Park wo man am besten Schnabeltiere sehen kann?????????? Gesagt getan, eine Stunde saßen wir am Wasser und haben auf den Fluss gestarrt bis es uns zu dumm wurde. Auf gings also in den Regenwald zum Wandern. Nach dem Mittagessen haben wir uns mit Stühlen bewaffnet ans Ufer gesetzt und wieder haben wir nichts gesehen. Auf ging es in das, im Reiseführer angepriesene und einzige Café. Auf dem Weg dahin fanden wir...

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Oct 13, 2009 - Eungella

We have left the coast and gone inland to a place at the top of a range of small mountains. Thw wholw area is a national park and there is a river where one can see platapus in the wild. John and i were a bit worried that it would be like the cassowary hunting and we would not see them, but after waiting a short while we were lucky enought for one to swim right under the bank from which we were watching. We watched for about 1/2 hour as he swam and dived just in front of us. I have told Kay that 99% of the population of Australia have not...

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May 29, 2009 - Eungella and the Platypus and Clairview

Eungella and Clairview Wednesday 27th May 2009 Cloudy again this morning so we move on to Eungella – and we are surprised by the steep road up to the place – though once there/here it is nice. We are considerably higher and therefore cooler but more prone to showers and the temperature difference is noticeable. The point of coming here is to see the Platypus – but the viewing platform is closed! So, we ask at the hotel/resort and are guided downriver to a rock pool – and sure enough we see two Platypii – or is it two Platypuses? Then back...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Eungella Queensland

Jeff The morning light was clear, the air crisp and light, and the Australians were wearing pullovers. They would never survive in Scotland. Picnic tables were placed on the grass area with ideal views down the Pioneer Valley where the town of MacKay nestled at the bottom. Sylvia insisted we ate al fresco and so our normal breakfast of fresh orange juice, bread and jam, and coffee was consumed whilst gazing at the finest view I have had whilst eating breakfast. Usually I don't wake up until after breakfast but in this atmosphere I had no...

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