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Mar 1, 2014 - Gympie

Friday 28th We left Hervey Bay this morning heading south, not sure where we will get to today. First we headed through Maryborough again and then on to Tin Can Bay. This is only a short trip of around 130kms. We had a bit of a look around Tin Can Bay,this town is a beach side resort type area, nice but there were a lot of people around the place. As it is a bit early to stop for the day we headed off towards Rainbow Bay, this looks like a very popular surf beach and is one of the points that you can get over to Fraser Island as this...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Gympie & Tin Can Bay

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...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Gympie

We found a wonderful freedom camp on the northern outskirts of Gympie. We pulled in for smoko on Wednesday morning and stayed 3 days. Every day caravans came in looking for a spot, some were lucky but most moved on as there were no spaces left. We had to go into town to get water and use the dump point there but that was no hardship. Gympie is a lovely place, a big old country town but with lots and lots of hills. We had seen ads on the side of the road for Beefy’s pies and I finally got to have one in Gympie. It was up there with the best...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Hervey Bay 22/7/12

Sunday 22/7/12. Long day. Left Helensvale and travelled to Hervey Bay via Brisbane ( City of freeway overpasses and underpasses. Any spare bit of land and it looks like they build a road), Nambour and Gympie. Then on to Maryborough and finally to Hervey Bay.

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Apr 16, 2009 - Gympie

GYMPIE: 16th April On the road again the following day. Travelled through more hills/mountains and valleys--beautiful country. Drove past a hardwood plantation. Travelled through Gayndah, a citrus growing area and the home of The Big Orange, a well known landmark. A large sign also informed us that Gayndah is the oldest town in Queensland. As we continued along the Burnett Highway and through more cattle country we saw lots of beautiful bottle trees. On through Ban Ban Sprigs noting that nearly all creeks in this area were dry. Through...

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Nov 2, 2008 - Gympie

Travelled from our campsite in Beerwah state forest and headed North. First stop was Mooloolaba, to get some food and shopping. Headed towards Coolum Beach, didn't stop though as was absolutely packed. Headed slightly up the coast toward Noosa, stayed there fora coupl of hours and then went further up to find a campsite. Were originally planning to stay in a place called Invil, but the roads started getting a bit unsuitable fo the campervan, so headed back around a 80km detour! Very bumpy. Ended up in the next largst place, Gympie.

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Apr 20, 2007 - Australia Zoo

We woke early today and got to the zoo just as it was opening. We walked through several of the usual exhibits and then reached the red kangaroos. We absolutely loved the kangaroos and were amazed by the "hands on" approach. They were just lying about everywhere and so accustomed to people that you could actually sit right next to them, pet them even. I was delighted; I must have taken about a hundred pictures. We then headed for the koalas and they were very cute but not active like the roos; they pretty much eat eucalyptus non-stop and,...

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Mar 15, 2007 - Finally!!! Real Pictures!!! I Swear!

HELLO!!!! Wow I'm so EXCITED that these actually worked!!! And don't worry I took my memory card out of the computer a LONG time ago AFTER I transferred them to a temporary file, and I checked and they are ALL still on my camera. Well all except for the other ones I lost. Aaaanyway...so I basically put all of the pics on this one entry so I hope you enjoy. We've been doing alot of partying here lately because all of Kori & Jady's friends keep taking us out for going away parties. It's been really fun. On Tuesday we went scurfing again,...

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Ang's Australia Trp

Jul 4, 2006 - 14,000 feet - a mere drop...

Hi guys, we keep saying this but thanks once again for all your emails. We love reading them. So anyway, where were we...Got to Rainbow Beach on Tuesday (after the failed Whale watching attempts) at about 10 in the morning. It's really lovely and literally what it says, a beach surrounded by rainbow coloured cliffs. Whilst in Airlie Beach we had happened to see a couple of notices about skydiving rainbow beach and thought, what better place to do this?! So we took the liberty of booking it for 12 on the day we arrived at Rainbow. Just...

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Dingo Diaries

Apr 23, 2006 - South Queensland (Sailing and beach buggies)

We finally arrived in Airlie Beach 3 hours late as the first bus didn't turn up (it broke down further up the coast) and the second one was held up by an accident and had to take a detour around the back roads. Why the bus service is called Premier we don't know! Airlie Beach town centres around the Marina where all the boats leave for the Whitsunday Islands. We thought it was quite a nice little town although there were a lot of backpacker hostels there and nearly every second person in town was foreign. After a day spent in the town, we...

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Apr 7, 2006 - Maloomba - Nossa Heads

Woke up early and went straight to the mountain that Dan wanted to climb. Its supposed to take 3-4 hours so I settled in for a long wait though he was back within the hour. Impressive I thought but then he explained that it was too hard to climb - practically a sheer rock face that you'd need ropes etc for. He was in a bit of a strop so we headed off for the Sunshine Coast instead. After a while reached Maloolaba, again really nice clean, modern town but full of old people again. Where are all the backpackers??? Gave the town a miss and...

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Feb 22, 2006 - BRISBANE

I'm now in Bribane, a bit further North up the East Coast. You wouldn't believe the difference in temperature between here and Melbourne. The wall of heat just hits you when you step off the plane, even though it was actually raining - very tropical! I thought it was guaranteed sunshine in Oz, but apparently not - still have to look out at the clouds in the morning to decide how many layers to wear!! What's going on?? I have noticed in Australia that there are some very strange birds. I have since found out that they are Ibis! I always...

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