Queensland Roadtrip {Part One}

We flew from The Barossa valley up to Queensland at the crack of dawn.

Through the pink clouds of sunrise and over the rolling hills below.

(Or so I hear. At that point I was fast asleep, head lolling to one side, possibly (probably) dribbling. I am not a morning person.)

We landed, made our way into Cairns, picked up our camper and set off to start our road trip.

By this time I’d bucked up a bit, and was pretty much bouncing with excitement! We turned the tunes (Fleetwood Mac) up, rolled the windows down and wound our way along the coast.

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Pulling into Palm Cove for a spot of lunch.

It’s pretty aptly named.

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The streets (all three of them) are lined with bars, ice-cream shops, and pastel coloured “official” buildings.

Anywhere with a pink post office is ok by me!

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For lunch we took up a spot on Nu Nu‘s terrace, beneath the palms.

We’d heard good things, but the food surpassed all expectations.

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We had a smörgåsbord of goodies. Indulging in everything from fresh ceviches, to deep fried ribs, fish curry, local oysters, sliders… the works!

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Later we strolled along the beach, and wriggled our toes into the sand.

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Thrilled to be out and about in the warm breeze.


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Palm print dress

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Just as I was all set to tear off my dress and run into the ocean for a dip… we spotted a small, casual sign, that somewhat put us off.

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This particular Londoner had no idea that sea crocodiles were even a thing!

We asked a local how serious it was, and he cemented it by saying “Oh, if you sit here long enough you’ll probably see one attack something.”

I picked my jaw up from the floor, and settled for a stroll along the sand.

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Don’t worry mum, we made it snappy!

As the shadows grew longer, clouds began to roll in.

So we headed to our next stop. Marvelling at the view along the way.


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We pulled over at Rex Lookout, for a bit of a… lookout.

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We drove further and further north, until we found our camping spot for the night.

Right on Wonga Beach.

We pulled up and settled in.

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Our “camper” was a 4×4 with a tent on the roof.

We lay under canvas listening to the wind in the trees, the pitter patter of rain and the waves crashing outside.

I have never had a better night’s sleep!

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