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Glasshouse mountains, Gold Coast, Sunshine coast, Tamborine

3rd July - 12th July 2013

all seasons in one day 26 °C

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Glasshouse Mountains

On the way to the Goldcoast we stopped in and spent a night in the glasshouse mountains. There were a couple of nice walks, which we did, but besides the walks not a great deal to do, never the less worth a look.

After a magnificent detour thru the centre of Brisbane with the van on thanks to wifeys great navigation skills (sarcasm) we pulled into the Gold coast where we had set up to see our mates from way back in Carnarvon, Ted and Narelle. They were great and let us stay at their house, which was a beautiful 2 acres in the Gold Coast hinterland called Mudgeeraba.

We got straight into the swing of things when we arrived at Teds house, starting a fire and putting some air into a couple of xxxx gold cans it was great catching up on traveling stories from we had left each other 8 months ago.

Whilst at Ted and Narelles we spent some time on the van and restocked on the necessities. We shopped till we dropped in the surf discount stores and made the most of the bargain basement prices. Our perfect hosts also took us on a tour to snapper rocks and tweed heads and surrounds. We had lunch at Kirra beach surf club which was really nice but I couldn’t believe the people in the water and development!

We headed into the sunshine coast for a day and took Cedar to a place called Infinity. I actually don’t know who had more fun. Jenna and I absolutely loved it, Cedar on the other hand wasn’t too sure, perhaps a little scary for her as she didn’t leave Jennas hip. Infinity is an indoor maze which is pitch dark with mirrors and some lazer light, you have to find your way thru to the exit. Its hard to explain but I would totally recommend going if you are in the area.

Another day was spent at Tamborine Mountains. We had breaky in a little café and walked another lush rainforest track. The walking track lead us to magnificent views of Cameron Falls, a cute little town to visit with a lot to offer.

If you are in the hinterland area you have to go to Panchos Mexican restaurant, it is seriously the best Mexican we have ever had.
The atmosphere is great, service and people really good and we all enjoyed our meals.

We made plans to head of to ted and Narelles favorite place called Muttubura way out west in central Queensland. It was a big call, as it was a 3,000km round trip, but Jenna and I were keen to get the whole experience of Queensland (Next Blog)

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Welcome to Brisbane
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Our wonderful hosts house in the hinterland.
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Teds man cave
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Ted and Narelles beautiful JAck Russel Ruby
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Sunshine coast
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Sunshine coast foreshore
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Sunshine coast, built up
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Infinity, an awesome indoor maze.
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Babychino sunshine coast
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Kirra Beach Lunch
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Tweed heads (I think)
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Mount tamborine walk
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Cameron falls walk Tamborine Mountains
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Cameron falls walk Tamborine Mountains
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ready for a day out

Posted by Jenaben 04:48 Archived in Australia Tagged brisbane goldcoast hinterland infinity glasshouse_mountains cameron_falls sunshine_coast kirra_beach

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