Travel Blogs from Mission Beach
... It was nice, but nothing special. We then made our way back and found a lovely wide open beach next to it, with a completely empty car park. Go figure.
We then moved on to Townsville. This is a big city - the biggest we had seen for a while. Bigger than Bundy, Rocky, and even Mackay. It has suburbs, and even traffic. But it also has an esplanade along the beach, called The Strand, filled with cafes, motels, and restaurants. The beach itself is actually quite nice and we managed ...
... of water! This particular white water rafting experience has been rated as the best one day rafting experience in Australia and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves….and we even saw some butterflies��
We were dropped back at the van park and then went and restocked the van with food, not because we are big eaters, but because we are leaving the coast and heading west and there is not a Coles anywhere out there.
... move off again!!). We also had the use of a private beach on Bedarra Island for an hour or so, had a lovely swim and a glass of bubbly with some wine and cheese - this is the life!! Another big walk this afternoon then a swim in the pool. There is a Market across the road this Sunday, then we move on to Townsville for a few ...
... to find a patch of clear sky where
it would be safe to jump. And find that space we did! The orange light
lit in the plane and we all put on our goggles... Then the red and we
held onto your parachutes, then green! The first person was out the
door! I was the penultimate person to leave the plane... Crickey do you
fall fast in those first few seconds... Tumbling through the air this
way and that. I had no idea which was up ...
... town for the afternoon proved to be a failure as the 'town' consisted of one row of shops and restaurants, and even that's being generous. We eagerly awaited our pick up back to the hostel and instead spent the evening enjoying the offer of free wine all night. Well, what else were we to do? The following morning brought thumping headaches and our last Greyhound journey of Oz, onwards to Cairns. Check back in soon for the final chapter of our Australian adventure! C, E & H ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking