Day 104 – Coffs Harbour (Day 2)

Posted from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Today we had the Pet Porpoise Pool planned and the kids had a special surprise in store there.

The Pet Porpoise Pool is easily the best animal interaction experience that we’ve found in Australia.  Within about a minute of walking through the front door the kids sealed a kiss.

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Day 103 – Coffs Harbour

Posted from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

The day has come to leave the Gold Coast.  We’d well and truly settled in at Tweed Heads.

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Day 102 – Tweed Heads (Day 6)

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

After yesterdays bout of rainyness, the Gold Coast turned on a ripper for us today … so we went to Seaworld.

We just couldn’t get our timing right today though and managed to arrive late to get off to a good start.

Missed the first dolphin show and the second one too.  With all the bustling around I managed to throw my back out.  We were definitely on a roll!!  The rollercoasters seemed to be perpetually either not going or being tested constantly. *sigh* … but we still got to see most everything and go on everything … eventually.

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Day 101 – Tweed Heads (Day 5)

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

A bit of a quiet day today really.  Eventually, we went in to Surfers to try and find Blake a meter maid … unsuccessfully.  I think that perhaps they should remain mythical.

In any case we had a look around in there for awhile.  Played some games at Timezone.  We all had Parma’s for lunch.

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Day 100 – Tweed Heads (Day 4)

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

A bit of a milestone today … Day 100 … that’s just huge.  We had a bit of a look back over the trip tonight … over all the things we’ve done and places we’ve been.  Needless to say we don’t easily recall all the things that have happened.  We also crossed another milestone with the car the other day too.  20,000km since we left home.  We’re well passed that now though. 😉

So … since today was one of those advertised ‘perfect the next’ days, what did we choose to do for the big day?  We went to Movie World!!

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Day 99 – Tweed Heads (Day 3)

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

There was a thunderstorm warning for SE Queensland today and when we woke up it was well underway.  A quick look at the radar showed that the storm would pass by within about 30 minutes … and it did too.  The sun came out and we had a think about what we would do today.  The weather was still a bit threatening, but looked like it’d fine up rather than try and drown us.  Kel even got some washing on the line such was the optimism.

Figuring that it was probably going to be a bit of a Melbourne rainy day we decided to head up to O’Reillys for lunch.

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Day 98 – Tweed Heads (Day 2)

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

The weather today was going to be Wet n Wild today, according to the forecast … so that’s where we went …Wet n Wild.

If you’re going to be at a theme park on a rainy day, a water park had better be it.  As luck would have it it turned out to be a pretty good day, weather wise.  It did rain once for about 10 minutes, hardly the thunderstorms predicted by the weather bureau … perhaps they shoulda kept that NEC supercomputer?

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Day 97 – Tweed Heads

Posted from Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia.

Quick post for today.  All we really did was drive from Hervey Bay down to the Gold Coast.  The park we’d planned to stay in turned out to be booked out (read, didn’t want to honor our voucher so told us they were booked out!).  Thus, we went a bit further and got a better deal in a better park.  Funny how that works out sometimes.

Tweed Billabong Holiday Park is a little further along the freeway than we’d like to be, but its not really an issue.  We got an ensuite site again.  The park has a huge billabong for the kids to swim and canoe on, as well as a pool with waterslides.  Plenty of space to ride the bikes, etc.  For the icing on the cake we got 4 nights for the price of 3 … and then we got the Big4 discount too.  Very happy with the way that worked out.

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Day 96 – Fraser Island

Posted from Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Up bright and early this morning.  The local wildlife has figured out that making as much noise as possible, as early as possible each morning, gets them fed, as early as possible.  Nothing quite like a gaggle of quacking ducks right next to your head at 5:15am to start the day.

Plenty of wildlife there is too.  Heaps of ducks, some ducklings, turtles.  All kiddy favorites 🙂

 

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Day 95 – Hervey Bay

Posted from Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

A little bit of a sleep in was allowed this morning since our first stop wasn’t until 10am.  That first stop was the Bundaberg Rum Distillery!

The tour was quite interesting.  They broke with tradition today and told us absolutely everything about how the Rum was made.  Everything!  They told us the secret formula and everything … awesome!

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