Australia · 200 Days · 22 Moments · February 2017

HippoSniffOz (#hipposniffoz)

13 September 2017

Trinity beach - home for a couple of months. I found an incredible friends there who fulfill my time with fun and laugh.
Irvinebank is like a step back in time. Once a thriving well populated mining town until the price of tin made it unworkable. Nowadays it has small population but people there are remarkable. They shared with us their unbelievable stories and show us beautiful places. I felt in love with this place and can't wait to go back there-to see "my" unique cottage.
Taking a trip through the Tablelands will give you another perspective of Queensland.This was the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. After a scenic ride, we stopped at the Lake Eacham and Barrine for a couple of nights. Other stops included a cheese and chocolate factory, mango and coffee plantation. The wine tasting was wonderful, and tasted flavors that are not available except in the land of OZ. Also visited a few rainforest where we saw the intriguing curtain fig tree. Unforgettable camping close to Barron river in Biboohra with perfect company such as horses, emu, dogs and different birds, and fresh fruita from the trees.

29 March 2017

We had a beautiful view on Mount Bartle Frere (the highest mountain in Queensland) during our stay in Golden hole with the private rock pool (locals showed us amazing hidden tracks). Close to Josephine falls, Babinda boulders, Garradunga hotel ( the historic Cane Cutters Hotel), Innisfail and Flying fish point ( with the crocs in the river).

26 March 2017

Relax at Mission beach,Wongaling beach, Bingil bay :) ..

25 March 2017

Exploring Ingham region-Wallaman fals (Australia's highest single drop waterfall); Lucinda (the longest service jetty in the Southern Hemisphere-5.76 kilometres), Forredt and Taylors beach and more :) ..

24 March 2017

Townsville lookout giving panoramic views of the city and its suburbs, including Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island.

22 March 2017

The shire of Burdekin: Ayr, Alva beach, Mt. Inkerman and Aligator creek. Beautiful green sugarcane-growing region ..

21 March 2017

Molongle creek Caravan park. We had a couple of amazing days in this great spot for fishing and crabbing. I have cooked and tried a giant mud crab for the first time (thanks to locals). In the last day even sea crocodile came to say goodbye or see you soon further north.

16 March 2017

Bowen, QLD .. Small tropical town characterised by a lazy and easy charm... :)

13 March 2017

Definitely, it was worth to drive and stay at the Bowen river hotel/pub-old heritage listed hotel. So far the most peaceful place with the character (and local characters). Close to Burdekin dam.

12 March 2017

Dingo beach and some difficulties on off road :) ..

11 March 2017

Airlie beach.. Nothing has changed since I've been here last time. Vibrant small town :)

9 March 2017

Mackay-Sugar cane region . Have a resting time here with gorgeous neighbors :) ..

8 March 2017

St Helen creek .. Only locals know where is the natural swimming spot... Thanks Paul :)

6 March 2017

Boulder creek.. Hippo loves water so we decided to stay here (crock free :) ).The creek is paradise with plenty of rock pools. So refreshing in a hot day.
Eungella Dam ... Green,relaxing,open place :) ... Drinking water, cold showers, cheap (payment is an honesty system)..

4 March 2017

Mt Britton township. Historic gold mining spot..

3 March 2017

Small town, Nebo, surrounded by mines and beautiful creeks.

27 February 2017

Stanage Bay .. Beautiful hidden place. Go now, before the rest of Australia discovers this perfect relaxing spot.

26 February 2017

Yaamba sleepover close to Rockhampton QLD ...
A welcome rest stop on a long drive :)