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... up Castle Hill
and a visit to the Corals aquarium – but no more than this – the
town, although a 'capital' of Queensland is quite small and doesn't
have the vibe of Cairns – but is nonetheless a very lovely place
stop is the Whitsundays and more boats! Hoorraaaall!!! With visits
to Whitehaven Beach, Daydream Island and Long Island :-) And more
lovely hot weather (I'm hearing it's pretty chilly at ...
... t holding the snake quite as long! Ha! After all that excitement we had a lunch break before it was time to feed the turtles and them have a turtle race! Our turtle won, just!! It was then time to see some dingos and learn about them. Next it was time to watch some salt water crocs being fed. The guy also told us all about salt water crocs and fresh water crocs and safety around crocs. The feeding part was pretty impressive as he ...
... to head to Horeshoe Bay. Again, we were surprised how quiet the island was (see attached photo of main street at peak time). Late morning tea followed by a swim in the bay was beautiful, boys enjoying playing in the sand and swimming in calm (safe) waters. After lunch we caught the bus to Alma Bay where boys had a go at snorkelling, although algae prevented the perfect views. We then went back to Horseshoe Bay to enjoy dinner along with amazing views. We caught the ...
... number of marine animals from the Great Barrier Reef in the worlds largest living coral aquarium and it is like exploring the Reef without getting your feet wet. There is also a number of other aquariums displaying different marine animals and their habitats. The Kids enjoyed watching a number of the fish being fed by one of the centres marine biologists who gave insight into the animals as she went along. There is also ...
Over the last few days, we have certainly covered lots of Townsville. We have spent time at the beautiful Strand and the Rockpool now that we are having lovely sunny blue skies.
We have had a great time catching up with Zak & Fiona (Sally's very good friend) and her parents - Ray & Yvette come to Townsville for ...