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10 Days Queensland & 10 Days of real Adventure with “wild” animals!
I was already last year in Queensland and therefore i looked forward to my new exciting journey. Australia is known to be very large, so if you plan to visit Queensland you should stay al least few weeks to see the most important places and catch the beautiful impressions. Queensland is about five times as large as Germany and is located in the northeast of the continent.
Noosa , Visiting the Australia Zoo – known as the Home of the Crocodile Hunter
But what would be Australia without Koalas ??? Of course you can see them here and ask for a chance to hold them, as i did. They are pretty heavy. This sweet lady is just one year old, but it feels like holding a big full of heavy stones in your arm.
If you plan to visit the Zoo, you should take a look on the website first to see current shows and get more informations . ->
Lady Elliot Island
Anyone traveling to Queensland, should definitely make a trip to Lady Elliot Island. This is the southern coral Island of the Great Barrier Reef with a very intact coral world. It’s a very short flight from Harvey Bay Airport – about 30 minutes and you can enjoy the real paradise feeling.
Should i ever come again to Queensland, i will definitely spend few days more on that Island to enjoy that real island feeling.
Just take a look on the website to get all updates and important news an i case you are planing your next trip: Lady Elliot Island
3. Fraser Island – K’gari (translation: Paradise)
Fraser Island is a part of Queensland and probably the largest sand island in the world. The Aborigines call it “K’gari” , which means “paradise”. The Island is twice as big as the German Island Rügen and offers a wide range of different adventureus activities – that one that i did the next days.
The Beauty Spots Tour (4WD) started for us from the Kingfisher Bay Resort towards Lake McKenzie. The tour is spectacular as its a proper shaking bus tour through the woods on a sandy any bumpy road for about 50 minutes – happy they invented seat belts 🙂
I wouldn’t call Australian people crazy, but its more then incredible to see buses driving on the beach or even more planes landing for the next scenic flight. Thats not only kind of crazy but its unbelievable and even more worth it to visit Queensland.
Wanggoolba Creek – A walk through the rainforest
After the beschied ist time to get more junge feeling – therefore you should stop at “Wanggoolba Creek” machen.
If you would ask me before hoe does a real tropical rainforest look like ? I would answer: Exactly like this!
Cairns – The tropical adventure
Cairns is probabaly the most famous place in Queensland and the 14th largest city in Australia. It well known for the tropical climate, thats why many people decide to visits Cairns too. Port Douglas is a great place to start different tours to the Great Barrier Reef . My schedule said : Explore the tropical part of Cairns and meet the Pythons and Crocodiles.
You will impressed how different this part of the journey is compared to the first one. Getting the chance to enjoy the luxury jungle life and doing it like real a backpacker in Australia does. I can not say which i like more as both experiences are nice to have for some reasons.
The Thala Beach Nature Reserve looks very magical at the first sight, but still very tropical and natural. It is a mixture of luxury and the natural way.
At the end a very special experience, as we were told about the daily visitor called #AppleTheWallaby . That cute Kangaroo was looking for food. If you want to see all videos and images done by guests – look out for #Appelthewallaby
If you would like to see him and feed him with bananas or sweet potatoes – you should stay here for few days – at the “Thala Beach Nature Reserve”
Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation – The ultimate Australia experience!
Now its time for the real jungle adventure! Off to the jungle eating fruits and jumping like Tarzan! The Daintree Rainforest is 135 million years old, and the oldest rainforest in the world. Approximately 430 different species birds have their home here , and of course some pythons and crocodiles too.
Getting ready for the first adventure – let get some food – typical jungle food 🙂
Now the ladies are ready for Jungle Surfing!
After all the Jungle surfing action we got a real Bush Tucker Lunch – directly from the Rainforest
Daintree – Heritage Lodge & Spa
It’s getting serious with the jungle life – No Wifi, no service at all and swimming in the pond with crocodiles !
Just few small wooden bungalows located in the forest, a crystal clear turquoise pond and some animal noises – that it! The topical humidity make the feeling real! i can recommend to stay here for 2 or 3 night to get this experience and feel one with the nature. You can find all informations right here: Heritage Lodge & Spa
Cape Tribulation Beach – This is my favorite – I would like to stay here few days more if i could !
The trip was already adventurous, exciting and sometimes bit scary for me, as i don’t like snakes or crocodiles at all. But the last days of my trip at Cape Tribulation Beach made the journey even more perfect.
Lets go snorkeling and explore the Jungle with the ladies!
This boat ride is nothing if you have a weak stomach! The captain enjoy the speed and the waves and you will feel every wave on the boat and in your face too 🙂 . It was the cooles boat ride i had even in my life. After my stomach get used to the speed and bumpy ride i enjoyed the music and the view while arrived at the Great Barrier Reef – 45 Minutes and we are at Mackay.
I am Stil thing about adding the video from the ride here… guess i will do this later !
Thanks to the Captain and his crew from the Ocean Safari Tours ! You rock! I need to come back.
Back from the Tour we could rest in our bungalows and enjoy the silence here.
Omg , thats it ! The journey is over here! I had 10 amazing adventurous days, and enjoyed especially the last days with my ladies. We were eating jungle fruits, waiting for snakes, jumping from one tree to another and at the end we made it! We survived in the jungle! This is why i need to write a special thanks to my ladies crew!
Dear Anne- Solange, Franzi, Cecilie and the best mummy in the world (thats how she called herself) “Tracy”. I miss you! You rock !
I cannot describe how i miss the time with you in the jungle when i see all the images now.
The special thanks goes to the whole team of the Tourism of Queensland for such a fantastic organization and an unforgettable journey!!
Thanks Queensland for this trip!! If you are ready for Queensland now – just click the last picture and you can start your own experience!
Ich bin Sylvia und seit über 7 Jahren bei Instagram aktiv und seit 4Jahren auch als Reiseblogger unterwegs. Meine Leidenschaft is die Fotografie, denn ein Bild sagt definitiv mehr aus als 1000 Worte. Ich kann hier viel schreiben und erzählen, aber die Bilder halten die wesentlichen Momente so fest, wie ich sie erlebt habe.