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Travel Blogs from Airlie Beach
... all part of the experience right? The bus journey wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, I slept the majority of the way although when I got to Rainbow Beach I felt really tired and moody. Sleeping uncomfortably on a bus doesn't count as sleep in my eyes. I had a crank in my neck and all I wanted to do was have a shower and have some proper sleep! Tune into the next edition of Ant's Epic Adventures to find out how Rainbow Beach survived the arrival of a smelly grumpy ...
... with them easily. A few late arrivals turned up just before we left to go to the boat, which included that Racquel (great!), and 3 English girls. I was pleased to see them turn up cos at least I had some more people to talk to who I may be able to relate with. We all had a safety briefing by Tina, who was the decky on our boat- she was quite aggressive when she spoke but this was more down to her accent than her personality, she was of German origin but had an Australian twist ...
... then chilled by the lagoon and later went to the Down Under Bar for dinner and the mighty Boomerang after party at night however we were the only two that showed up so was a bit flat! We did a mini Airlie pub crawl but were back at the hostel for midnight!
What a brilliant week in Fraser Island and the Whitsundays! Definitely got loads of happy memories and met great people :) ! Neatly finished the East Coast now...next week will be Magnetic Island and Cairns!
... if you're lucky, you can spot some turtles bobbing about. Townsville feels about as stereotypically Australian as it gets. Sunday mornings with the kids are spent at the beachfront water play park, lounging with awesome-looking picnics. Aussie women fiercely parade up and down the Esplanade in tight Lycra, brand spanking new trainers and Raybans, to what I can only imagine from the sheer speed of their power-walking is 'The Eye of the Tiger' on repeat. At first I ...
... around the park to check out the movie and a bit of the park.
After a leisurely morning we headed into Airlie as the tourist park was a little out of town. For some reason the Lonely Planet bagged Airlie saying it lacked a bit of soul. We don't know what they were thinking as we think it’s such a lovely town with a lively vibe to it, a bustling café strip, shops, and everything you would expect in a tourist hub.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility