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... Last time I was hungover, and only had a small bottle of water on me. Not clever. When I was waiting for the bus back I had a hornet try to nestle in my ear hole, and ended up running away from the bus stop and walking back to the hostel. Bad times. This time Susie got the bus up to the start of the trail, and I walked up, as it was only a mile and didn't mind walking that far, so met her up there. Susie started off a bit moany, as it was very hot, and ...
... also becoming pretty freaked out at a new room, new home etc etc he just wouldn't go back down so in the end I bought him in with us. He wouldn't move from my arms (which was secretly rather nice but also dead arm territory, pins and needles and general tired fed up ness) so eventually we prised him off and into his cot at the foot of our bed, a few more squawks and screams and then finally sleep. We then had the same at 5.30am but luckily he settled and went back to ...
... crocodiles. We had about an hours drive into the Conway national park before getting to the camp where the tours based from. Again we had a brief meet and greet and were given our itinerary for the day. We were also introduced to the bush toilet which was a composting toilet with no flush. To make people feel more comfortable though the guides had installed a flushing sound effect to make people feel more at ease !! Then it was into ...
... took a walk up to the other end of the island from the resorts. It's only a small island, so this only took about 15 minutes. They have lots of activities based up this end of the island including jet skis, diving, mini golf, and most importantly that's where the bakery is. So we had a coffee and some of us had a pastry before we checked out their amazing mini golf course. It is titled 'Around Australia in 19 holes' and each hole has a theme with statues and buildings to match, ...
... Then I feel really bad as the poor
fish now has a lure and however many metres of fishing line attached to it. I
think I really should give up on this fishing caper!
Lovely night here
with mopokes in the background.
Morning sees us
kayak ashore to explore. The bush is
quite impenetrable but we have a task
the beach is littered with rubbish and an incredible amount of plastics
which of course are just so bad for our bird and sea ...
Other places to stay in Airlie Beach
12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $47
366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $35
2 St Martins Rd, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $58
6 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $35
394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $56
336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach | 2 star hostelfrom $29
Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $2
Lot 3, Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach | 3 star hostelfrom $47
Long Island, Airlie Beach | Hostelfrom $54