Road Trip

Cardwell to Cairns via Mission Beach and Etty Bay thumbnail

About an hour after leaving Wallaman Falls, driving along roads that looked something like this… I arrived at my final overnight stop off before picking up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport. Cardwell Cardwell, with a population of just 1176 as at the 2011 census, was by some distance the smallest town [...]

cow

It would have been very easy to have driven from Townsville to Cairns in a day, after all it’s only 350 kilometres or so. There were a few places I wanted to see though, so I decided to spit the journey into two with an overnight stop off in Cardwell. A quick look on any [...]

Castle hill

If you read Wednesdays post you will know that I did NOT Get Fit with the Castle Hill Workout, I drove my car up that hill. Here is a reminder of what that hill looks like… As I mentioned though, lots of people do walk up it and there are as many as 15 different [...]

Townsville

Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]

The Burdekin Region and Bowen in North Queensland: A Roundup thumbnail

In Monday’s post I gave you a glimpse of what you could expect from A Winter’s Day in Bowen, North Queensland. Let me take a quick moment to remind you of what winter in Bowen looks like… In that post I also explained how it appeared to me that every road in Bowen led to [...]

Burdekin

Having spent a couple of hours or so in Bowen admiring the beaches, I got back on the road to head further north as I continued my road trip. My next stop was to be in Townsville, a journey of 200 kilometres. Map courtesy of Google 200 kilometres of pretty much nothingness. I knew there [...]

Bowen

It’s been quite a while since I last spoke about my Queensland coast road trip, so it’s time to get back on the road. Having left Airlie Beach I decided to visit a place called Hideaway Bay. It was absolutely stunning… This was one of the places I did blog about whilst I was on [...]

beach

Time to wrap up Airlie Beach week. In Mondays post we had a little walk around the town and checked out the beaches and the lagoon. On Wednesday we went for a drive in my car to see, among other things, Cedar Creek Falls. A few months ago when I blogged live from Airlie Beach, [...]