A Bike Ride on the Beach in Mulambin, QLD
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Jumping ahead again! Emu crossing!  Yay!  We soon found out why… The caravan park had its own resident emu!  He was not shy and often came over when he saw us outside.  He wasn’t afraid of the kids at all, he probably knew they were likely to have food. This is officially my favourite kind of palm.  It’s like the branches are in 3D.  I think it’s a foxtail palm. We went across the road to have a bike ride … Read More

Hello, Queensland! Nice to Meet you.
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I’ve always wanted to visit beautiful, sunny Queensland.  After more than six months in our caravan, here we are!  Suddenly it feels all official, we are headed north!  There is so much of Australia still to see.  But now we are one step closer.    First stop, the Gold Coast!  Of course.  We could get away with not visiting the theme parks if our kids were younger.  But they have this inconvenient awareness of these things.  😉

Byron Bay – Most Easterly Point in Australia!
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While we were staying in Hastings Point we drove down to Byron Bay to visit the most eastern point on the Australian mainland.  It’s at the Cape Byron lighthouse, which is a state conservation area and a really popular spot, especially on the weekend!  We drove up to the top only to find it too crowded to park.  We were lucky to find a spot not too far down the drive so we were able to easily walk up to … Read More

Hastings Point, NSW
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After Coffs Harbour we went a bit north to a small town called Hastings Point.  We stayed at a lovely caravan park there, complete with a waterpark, indoor play place, and kids’ activities.  They had morning craft sessions and an evening disco on the weekend, great fun for the kids.  We met another family who were just getting ready to begin their journey around Australia.  They lived nearby and had just moved out of their rental house and into their … Read More

Dorrigo National Park
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While we were in Coffs Harbour we drove over to Dorrigo National Park.  We’d heard that there was a walk you could do where you get to walk behind a waterfall.  Doesn’t that sound fun?  Something to remember.  On the drive up there were other waterfalls to see.  In fact, part of the drive is called Waterfall Way. The visitor centre was quite nice with a cute shop and cafe. There’s a terrific lookout behind the visitor centre, the Skywalk … Read More

Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour
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It rained a lot while we were in Coffs Harbour.  We watched the weather while we were there and chose a sunny afternoon to walk to Muttonbird Island. TurboBug decided he had to push his pram.  The entire way.  He’s such a toddler.  This walkway goes all the way out to the island.  Ocean on one side, a boat marina and fish market on the other. We found these mosaics along the way.  I’m wondering if these were commissioned or … Read More

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