03.08.2010 - 10.08.2010 20 °C
As we have internet access we thought we'd better update you on OZ so far. When we picked up the camper van in Cairns we got an upgrade when they found out we were travelling all the way to Melbourne in 19 days!! So we got the 'Ultra Pac-man' which as you probably guessed has Pac-man on the side of it!! The people at wicked campers suggested that if we could afford the time we should drive even further north from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. We were very glad we took their advice. It is absolutely beautiful place where the rainforest reaches the white sand beaches. I think this is our favourite place so far on our trip here.
Then we travelled down to Mission Beach for snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. That was amazing!! We drove out in a boat about 1.5 hours from the shore and anchored at the edge of the reef. We hired wet suits although we weren't sure we'd need them but when Anna got in, even in the wet suit her face turned blue as it was pretty cold water!! But the corals and the fish were amazing. Loads of different colours and shapes, and we even got to hold a sea cucumber.
Next stop was Airlie Beach which was very lively and had a lagoon by the beach. As we missed the boat to Long island in the Whitsundays!! we spent the day by the lagoon which was equally as relaxing.
Now we're in Hervey Bay waiting for the weather to improve! We're hoping to go to Fraser island tomorrow if it is sunny and hopfully see some whales.
And we have also now got tickets to see a performance in the Sydney Opera house on the 18th August which we are very excited about!!!
Bye for now x