I am finishing my Noosa trip with a couple of day trips, the first of which was to the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, a couple of hours’ drive north of the Sunshine Coast.
On Friday I visited Maroochydore, an hour or so on the public bus south from Noosa.
Should your chakras need balancing, your aura need alignment, your ears require candling, your palms reading or if the soles of your feet would benefit from a henna tattoo, this is definitely the place to be.
Good to my promise (at least the one I made to myself), I rose bright and early on Friday morning, my second in Noosa, and headed off to tackle the coastal walking track around the headland through Noosa National Park.
Richmond, in the Coal River Valley near Hobart, has been a tourist hotspot since before there was tourism.
The West Coast Wilderness Railway on Tasmania’s wild west coast uses the Swiss ‘Abt’ rack and pinion drive system to climb through mountainous terrain, one of the few surviving railways in the world to do so.
For many many years the minerals contained in these rocks was the financial bedrock for communities on the West Coast like Queenstown, Gormanston and Zeehan, whose fortunes rose and fell with commodity prices for those minerals.
In all the time I spent at Adventure Bay as a child, I don’t recall ever going around the corner of Grass Point and Penguin Island to see the eastern coastline, so the Bruny Island cruise is something of a revelation.
A photographic celebration of summer in Hobart and Southern Tasmania
Fireworks over Hobart’s waterfront