Month: November 2015

Gold Coast To Cairns Travel Photo Diary

Gold Coast To Cairns

Last week I wrote about our trip from the Gold Coast to Cairns so I decided to put together a photo diary of just a few of the pictures from our adventure. We made our way to Noosa then Hervey Bay. Plus our trip to Fraser Island. We walked through the rainforest and swam in Lake Mackenzie. We then travelled to Agnes Water, where we watched sunsets and drove a motorbike around beautiful hills. Then we made our way to Airlie Beach to snorkel and visit the Witsunday Islands. We stopped in Townsville and visited the The Billabong Sanctuary, petted Kangaroos and fed Turtles. Then we travelled to our last stop Cairns to snorkel with the fish and visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Gold Coast To Cairns In 17 Days

Gold Coast To Cairns In 17 Days

After taking on board some helpful suggestions we decided to put our trip to Cairns forward (due to the wet season ahead). This also meant we would return back to the Gold Coast in prime time to get jobs. We allocated a short 17 day trip from the 2nd September to the 18th, stopping at a few destinations along the way. We also thought this would be a great introduction to travelling. Three things we did in… MADE A ROOKIE MISTAKE We didn’t realize most hostels offer a free pick up from the bus station. Beth and I arrived in Noosa and wandered around carrying our full rucksacks questioning “why had we brought so many unnecessary things”, this was only supposed to be a short trip (you can tell we aren’t experienced backpackers) FELT AWKWARD Stuck in a room with two ‘smelly’ boys who weren’t welcoming, we felt rather awkward (especially when one of them came out of the bathroom in just his towel). Maybe we felt more uncomfortable because we haven’t done anything like this before. We needed time to adjust …