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Port Douglas is a most attractive town. There are lots of Palm trees, no hideous high rise buildings and a shopping precinct which would even attract the non shoppers! The beach is picturesque even if there is vinegar available for stings ( I think jellyfish stings) but this is not the jellyfish season.
Our apartment is quite spacious …
... in the sand as we walked hand in hand down the beach. I don't know how many times I said, we really need to get going... But we ended up staying there for quite some time... Long enough that is to see another first... A topless jogger along the beach... I mean the sunshine and the water... yeah the sunshine and the water.
After popping my eyes back in my head and getting a quick jab in the gut by the misses, ...
... Billabong. After seeing the commercial aspect of surfing we set out to discover the actual sport and visited Bells Beach famous for its annual Easter World Championship Surfing. Unfortunately we were a week too early but at least we got a taste of the preparation of this great event.
Our first night away from Melbourne was a pretty cold one, spent in a forest near Lorne. The initial goal before leaving Melbourne was to head off to Kangaroo Island via the Great Ocean ...
... open spaces where the birds were allowed to fly wherever they wanted to, the kangaroos hopped in their defined areas, and the koalas had plenty of space in Eucalyptus growths. Me and all the ladies squealed like school girls when we got our picture taken hugging a koala. The koalas are treated with extreme care and are only allowed to work 30 minutes a day every 3rd day. The have defined koala holdings with a rotation of about 8 ...
... downpours made for very slippery roads and difficult driving conditions. The trucks are relentless and I was relieved when we reached Cardwell. The rain had stopped and the journey from there to Townsville was better. We listened to the radio and they said the storm could potentially reach Townsville. And soooo back in the car and an inland drive to Charters Towers. This was our planned route anyway it just happened earlier than anticipated.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOaks Lagoons Port Douglas
Service by Murray and housekeeping once advised we had arrived early was good as they didn't keep us waiting long. Pool was clean and so were the rooms
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