Thursday, January 5, 2012

Road Trip Far North Queensland

 Without boring you all too much the family and l went on a road trip of to North Queensland, thought we would drive and take in the sights of Queensland that the Boys had never seen. As you were aware the Boys were excited about going snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday's  son No.4 stayed in the water for the whole time we were out on the reef.  Now he is considering a career path change. He didn't know that you could be paid to stay out on the reef pontoon.
 They also got to swim at Yeppoon beach without stinger nets the water was still a tad cool, always swimming between flags. Miss the beach now we live in Toowoomba.

Went to the Cairns Tropical Zoo on a cooler day and had a great day out.  Stayed with family at Trinity Beach, swam in their pool most days, went sight seeing and visited other family members who have move to Cairns, Atherton. Great Christmas Day and New Years Eve.  Next year we have decided Christmas will be in Toowoomba.
This beautiful Cassowary was in the Cairns Tropical Zoo which we were lucky enough to hand feed under the watchful eye of her carer.  We of course gave her a name,  what else but Cassie. We were also extremely lucky to see a Cassowary in the wild whilst driving though Mission Beach. Could not manage to get a photo as there was traffic behind us at the time, did not want to scare the bird.

A Croc named Zac entertained us at the Zoo also.  He was slightly sluggish as the sun was in and he needed to wake up.  But a smaller Croc in the enclosure and the one next door,  had no trouble trying to hunt down the staff who were on the other side of the fence.  They indeed had their hands fuller than they themselves expected.

We also went up to Kuranda on the Tablelands, the Kuranda Market and Sky rail and Barron Falls.The town of Atherton, Malanda, Yungaburra Millaa Millaa.
Found our own Red Dog who was content in following people along the Barron River walking trails. We watched him came and go for about an hour. But he did have a collar on so he belonged to someone.

Most importantly of all is we all had a GREAT TIME.


  1. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  2. great photos Maddy ... and i am so happy you all had a wonderful time away ...