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Jul 6, 2018 - Bee Gees, Bundy Rum and a man named Dingo

Our first night in Queensland was in Surfers Paradise. The beaches are wide and the buildings tall with endless high rise apartments. Everyone is very friendly with lots of Darlings and Loves, from the service staff. Visited Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens on the outskirts of Brisbane to see the beautiful tropical display dome, Japanese gardens, Bonsai display and cactus gardens. It was a perfect day weather wise to walk around the gardens. There was a surprise in the cactus house, a diamond patterned snake curled up asleep and a few water...

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Apr 20, 2018 - Fraser Island

In our experience, islands always ‘deliver’ and Fraser Island was no exception. It is the largest sand island in the world (120kms long and 15kms wide) and the only place where rain forest grows on sand. It has a population of 190. We took a day-tour with three other people and our 4WD driver/guide, Wayne. It was amazing.

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Sep 24, 2016 - Back in Bundy enjoying the local seafood (again!)

Leaving Gladstone we were treated with a whale and her calf frolicking. It is a sight we had seen many times in the past few days. The whales jump completely out of the water and back flip. The mother floats on her back waving her finns as if to direct her calf. I believe it is a case of the mother whale training her calf in manouvers that will be useful in their life. It is some performance to watch. We have experienced strong winds in both the right and wrong direction, which have delayed our progress. Now we have “light and variable”....

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Jul 7, 2016 - Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Booked online for the 10:00am tour of the Rum Distillery. Went a bit early so I could have a look at their museum which had lots of information about the distillery which has been on the same site since 1888. The distillery was set-up by William Buss, the owner of several sugar mills, as a way of using molasses which is a by-product of the sugar milling process & was at that time just a waste product. It was interesting that before we went on-site we had to leave everything that contained a battery (including watches), behind in free...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Yandina to Bundaberg

Now I'm really into a different climate - 16C overnight & a forecast high of 24C today. It's still school holidays so many of the coastal parks are full of kids so I chose something different because although I've been through Bundaberg several times I've never actually stayed here. Wasn't sure about the park when I arrived because it's in the middle of a commercial district (just down the road from the Bundaberg Ginger Beer Brewery), but when I got in here I found it was very clean & tidy, quiet with nice grassy sites with an en-suite...

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May 12, 2016 - Day 26

Day 26 Drove up to Maryborough and that was mostly pine plantations. Drove down to River Heads point and watched the ferry from Frasier dock, at this point there was about 25 boat trailer bays, Headed down to Hervey Bay this is a large town nearly as big as Bunbury and the houses on the point where modern and very up market Passed Burrum Heads and into Howard this had the drapery shop that I remember when I was growing up, it had everything conceivable in it, from the old type linen to bolts of fabric clothing and souvenir crap, Into...

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RUSSANDY 2016

Jan 15, 2015 - Getting closer ....its raining!

While it rained for a fair part of the night, it looked more promising in the morning. This didn't last and for the most part we had drizzle and showers all the way to Gayndah. We stopped in for a couple of hours with Leisa and Jason. It was good to catch up with them. Back on the road and we had lunch at Biggenden before travelling through to Bundy. We sorted out our tickets for the train and started heading to the caravan park when the rain just fell out of the sky. Couldnt see 10m in front of yourself. It rained while we checked in and...

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Dec 16, 2014 - Fixing motor home in Bundy

Early start to get to Searle's RV centre where Scotty came to the rescue to temporarily patch the big hole in the bottom. It should do the trick until we get back - let's hope so. It was great to catch up with Liesa and the girls - Annika and Ella. Certainly have grown up so much since we last saw them - Keagan spent the money at the movies with the girls while the rest of us shopped. Had lunch at the Canelands tavern before picking up the motor home. Then went to Tyrepower in centre of town to get new tyres. Back to the caravan park to...

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Dec 15, 2014 - Rocky to......Bundaberg

Left about 10am after fueling up and got to about 30 kms north of Miriam Vale and blew the back passenger side tyre. What a ride to a stop and what a lot of damage to the back of the motorhome. A constable Scott Tomlin came along and we moved the motorhome off the side of the ride into a drive way. Here we spent about 4 hours until RACQ (Rob) came along to help free the spare tyre which was stuck. Made some calls to get parts/tyres sorted in Bundy. WE nursed our way into Bundy and tomorrow we will get the tyres and the motor home hopefully...

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Mar 4, 2014 - Bundaberg

  We approached Bundaberg through miles and miles of sugar cane fields and eventually arrived late afternoon and went straight to the distillery (Bundaberg Rum Distillery). Unfortunately the last tour had already gone so tomorrow it would have to be. Found a campsite a couple of minutes down the road and settled in. Both very tired from all the activity and broken sleep, but we felt better after a beer and dinner. The campsite had 'ensuite' bathroom -well toilet and shower, spotlessly clean and change from trekking halfway across the...

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off we go!

Feb 24, 2014 - Bundaberg

Sunday 23rd Packed up from Calliope this morning and headed off towards Bundaberg. On the way we called through the town of Seventeen Seventy, which is one of the places where Matthew Flinders landed. This town is an extremely popular area especially on the weekends and public holidays. This is the closest place to the Lady Musgrove Island (on the Great Barrier Reef)and the ferrys leave from here regularly. As it was Sunday when we got there it was very busy with travelers and locals. As I still had the caravan in tow I got myself into a...

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Sep 11, 2013 - Bundaberg the birthplace of Bert Hinkler

11th September Enjoying our time in Bundy [as the locals refer to Bundaberg.] The weather has been quite warm with a cool breeze at night. Tuesday morning was wet with a sunny afternoon. The rain was nice, first we have had since leaving the Atherton tablelands. Bundaberg is a modern progressive city servicing a district of 112,000 people. Bundaberg was named in 1887 with the Great Barrier Reef just off their shores, a great place to visit. The Burnett River flows through the city and divides Bundaberg in two. A road bridge restored in...

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