Friday, October 12, 2007

Quick Update

Hi from sunny far north Queensland!!

We have had the most incredible week so far. Spent the first night in the Sheraton Mirage Resort in Port Douglas. To say this is luxury is an understatement. We had a 3 bedroom apartment with our own pool and it was divine. It cost us 2 weeks pay but hey what's money!!

We could only afford to stay one night so we moved to another resort in Port Douglas which was really nice too. We went up to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation and did a huge walk around Mossman Gorge which I thought would never end. Up and down rainforrest in the heat and humidity but it felt great when we got to the end.

Then we had a night in Palm Cove which is such a beautiful place. We went to the beach at dusk and it was amazing.

Then off to Cairns for 4 nights. We stayed in an amazing caravan park in a cabin with everything you needed. Dishwasher, washer and dryer and 2 plasma screen TV's. Heaps for the kids to do. From there we went on the Skyrail - gondolas on a cable which took us to Kuranda - a small village catering for the tourists.

Yesterday was the highlight. Nikki, Ashleigh and I went on a snorkeling tour to the Barrier Reef and it was amazing. I don't think you can ever know what it's like until you do it. I was amazed at what we saw - swimming with the fish and looking at all the coral. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

I knew Qld was expensive but I don't think I was prepared for how much food and drink costs. They certainly rip off the poor old tourist. We took heaps of water on our Kurunda trip but by the end we needed another bottle of water. $3 for a small bottle of WATER!!

We have just arrived in Townsville. The first stop on our car journey to the Gold Coast. Next to Airlie Beach and across to Hamilton Island for 3 days.

I will have heaps of photos to share when we get home.

See you later.


Chris H said...

OOO you lucky things! Sounds like you are having the time of your life.... hope it continues to be fun! Take care on the roads and get your own water!

Tania said...

Oh you poor, poor things! Sounds like you're having a dreadful time, but surely you could have splurged a bit on your first night ... lol ... hope the kids are having a great time!

15 more sleeps and counting until we hit the Gold Coast - you'll probably here us arrive. Look forward to catching up with you then!

Billy-Joe said...

So glad you took time out to post an update. Glad you are having a wonderful time. I have never been up that far north, and I am sure it's beautiful.

Stay safe and keep having a fantastic time.

Kate said...

Sounds like you're having a ball! I'm jealous! Keep having fun... can't wait to see the photos!
Kate x

Sandy Crombie said...

hi Tina, have been wondering how your time in Queensland was going, was sure you would be there by now, sounds like you are having a fantastic time, great to hear i know how much you were loking forward to it. i guess you are actually back home by now. also good to see your test results were much better. My daughter has just moved to Port Douglas, so am looking forward to spending Xmas up there with her. well must catch up for a coffee again soon and here all about your trip. oh by the way I went back to WA acouple of weekends ago and enjoyed it more this time, no accidents. bye for now Sandy