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And we have arrived in Bundaberg, QLD where Bundaberg Rum is produced! Super exciting times ahead … Distillery Tour in the morning (I will say it now: Prost! 🍻), followed by a Seafood Platter for lunch and a Ginger Beer Tour in the afternoon.
Anyhow, I should tell you about the drive. Quite exciting for Wildlife Enthusiasts + all Wanderlusters alike. Leaving Longreach you’ll see Kangaroos, Emus and Eagles (I made my partner pull over to the side road a fair bit just to get that perfect shot👍🏻📸)
You will head inland yet again however trust you are heading towards the coast of Rockhampton. Now remembering that Rockhampton will only be a super quick pit-stop to stretch the legs and grab something to eat. It’s then back on the road to Emerald. Great place to stay is Kin Kora Village Caravan Park, just be careful which spot you pick for your unpowered tent site … my partner was eager to choose the spot this time and this is how it went down 😂😂
The spot chosen was right in the path of the plane takeoff and landing strip 👍🏻🙈
Anyhow we did some Grocery Shopping in town this morning and off we went via Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy to Bundaberg!
And our next stop is Longreach, still regarded as an Outback town and located in pretty much the centre of the state.
Longreach is a medium sized town with a nice Main Street and of course the well known Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Qantas Founders Museum.
We arrived at Longreach Tourist Park in our ute and ready to pitch the tent. While at the Reception we had a look through some of the tours which were offered and decided on a Package which got us into both museums and also onto a Sunset River Cruise with Liveshow.
If I could have I would have stayed in Longreach permanently! The people are so lovely and having a Stockman in his long shirt, jeans and Akubra hat stand behind me at the Post Office made my jaw drop (almost like a little kid meeting their favourite celebrity!😂). Of course there are just normal people but the way they work in remote isolated stations – through sweat, blood and tears makes you really appreciate the work they do, one tend to show a lot more respect. Their stories are inspirational + full of pride.🙏🏻
For anyone ever visiting Longreach, stay a few nights! Do the station tours, visit the museums and book yourself in for the Drovers River Sunset Cruise with Outback Aussie Tours at Smithy’s – they are absolutely wonderful and you will really have the best time enjoying a cruise on the Thomson River, a two course meal some damper and a cup of tea all while being entertained by the incredible John Hawkes!
Greetings from Us to you while I finish writing this blog post and enjoy the beautiful sunset and glass of wine on this magnificent cruise ✨🌅⛵️
Having had not much luck with the weather ever since we started our trip especially the blackout in the entire state, we drove through the German town of Hahndorf just for a quick look around, bypassing Adelaide and heading straight for Port Augusta.
While the drive was rather somewhat slow and steady it gave Us time for some brain riddles and jokes while I started working on my next post of #RoadtripAroundOz
We arrived at Port Augusta in the early afternoon and soon decided o stay the night at Foreshore Caravan Park. Personally, I would count this town best for a stop-over and not exactly the nicest of holiday places to stay at.
Apologies for anyone thinking otherwise but it’s a personally point of view here.
As I mentioned earlier we didn’t have the best of forecasts, Port Augusta was not very cooperative either in this matter:
We decided against staying in the tent and opted for a budget cabin instead. It was soon time to catch up on the News and off to bed for our journey to continue the next morning.
Good Night + until the morning,
Our roadtrip takes Us from Torquay along the stunning scenery and ultimate tourist road of the Great Ocean Road to the Otway Ranges and Cape Otway Lighthouse.
Here it is time to pace yourself and read up on the history of the otways and take a visit to Victoria’s most important lighthouse. Just before you take the turnoff, have your camera ready,slow down and look up in the trees for some koalas.
Once you have explored the area it’s is back on the road towards Portland, Vic. A good night stopover is at Princetown Reserve. A football oval run like a caravan park with powered + unpowered sites available, camp kitchen and amenities block and some wildlife to observe.
The next morning it is time to have some breakfast before hitting the road yet again. Enjoy the coastal scenery and make the most of your drive to your destination.
Safe travels + see you all at Portland. One of Australia’s Export Port and Oldest European Settlement! Enjoy, BLG x
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Finally are We able to give you a bit of an insight into our trip from Melbourne to Torquay and beyond.
This trip will take Us across four states over the period of four incredible weeks, so please join Us on our journey by subscribing and it won’t take long before the wanderlust strikes you.
Torquay, a beautiful beachside surfer town just past Geelong on the Bay. We arrive at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, which offers various sites for caravans and camping (campers beware: this park does not offer unpowered tent sites!) and sits just opposite the beach.
For those wanting to catch the sunrise, a morning swim or surf go right ahead. The caravan park has great amenities blocks with showers, camp kitchen with free wifi and is close to the Main Street.
Start Exploring + Stay Safe on your journey. For those wanting to follow our journey please subscribe. That’s it so far from BLG xox
Thank you Torquay and Hello Princetown!! 📸🚗🌎☀️
Why I somewhat think that it can be seriously over the top to plan an entire year, filled out with goals to achieve and changes to be made – I do believe to have a small amount of things I either want to work towards, achieve or simply to have new things i would like to try out.
For this year, I have decided to do more Studies, this time focusing on Equines, horses and their nutrition, the majority of girls love horses, right?
In addition I already have looked into becoming a qualified Pilates + Yoga Instructor … the full outlook and intentions are still being kept under wraps. However, as it does qualify to be within the Fitness category of this Lifestyle Blog, I can tell you that my goal in #2016 is to ride the point-to-point two-hundred-and-ten Gold Fields Track with my partner of three year, yup… he is the kind of laid back, outdoorsy, adventure seeking kinda guy with enough charm and sense of humor to put comedians to shame!
Let 2016 begin …