Today our journey along the east coast of Australia continued from Bisbande to the small coastal town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef
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Our flight from Brisbane to Proserpine
Brisbane welcomed us again with wonderful weather and we made our way to the airport in the late morning with the airtrain. At 1.30 p.m. our plane went with Virgin Airlines to Proserpine. 1.5 hours later we landed at Whitsunday Coast Airport. At the airport in Proserpine we got our car from Avis for the next day and our trip to Cairns. We have booked this with all insurances via DERTOUR. From Proserpine we drove to Airlie Beach, 25 km away.
Our Airlie Beach Hotel
For three nights we had booked a room at the Airlie Beach Hotel and were very satisfied. The staff at the reception were very nice. The room was clean and well equipped. There were even dishes. Pool towels can be rented free of charge at the reception. Internet is free and worked perfectly. The hotel offers free parking on the first floor. The location is great, to the nearest restaurants it is less than 2 minutes. A large supermarket is a 5-minute walk away. All in all a decent hotel where we would stay at any time.
On our balcony in the hotel we also saw white cockatoos from time to time. At first it was just one… but after a short time the second and third cockatoo swelled. And at some point we had the whole balcony full. The cockatoos are relatively trusting and of course speculate on a treat 🙂
Here is a video of the white cockatoos on our balcony:
The coastal town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef
Airlie Beach is a small tourist resort with just 2800 inhabitants on the east coast of Australia, which is considered a starting point for tours of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The place has many small shops, restaurants and hotels and is mainly aimed at the many backpackers. From the harbour, a 3 km long beach walk runs along the shore. Since life-threatening jellyfish can arise in the sea depending on the season, the city has built a very nice lagoon on the beach, where you can swim for free, simply sunbathe or even barbecue. We really liked that.
Die Cedar Creek Falls & der Conway Beach
About 20 minutes drive from Airlie Beach are Cedar Creek Falls, which we also wanted to see. Since it hasn’t rained here for days, unfortunately there was no waterfall to be seen. A little further is Conway Beach. Here we have seen mainly a few black cockatoos in the trees.
All travelogues from Australia (2015)With the entry to Australia the 2nd half of our 6-month world trip started for us. During our stay in "Down Under" we experienced a lot on the east coast, in the south and in the interior of the country: We visited the big cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Cairns, explored one of the country's most famous landmarks - Ayers Rock, held a sugar-sweet koala in our arms, experienced kangaroos in the wild, drove along the Great Ocean Road, went on a diving cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and experienced a breathtaking scenic flight over Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach. We enjoyed our trip through Australia very much and the country has enchanted us from the beginning.
New South Wales: Sydney - Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Northern Territory: Ayers Rock (Uluru) & the Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
South Australia: Adelaide - Holding a Koala at Gorge Wildlife Park
South Australia: Adelaide – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Victoria: The town of Hahndorf & Kangaroos at Cape Bridgewater
Victoria: The Great Ocean Road – 12 Apostles, Parrots & Koalas
Victoria: Melbourne – Tourist Attractions & Dendy Street Beach
Queensland: Brisbane – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Queensland: Airlie Beach – Gateway to the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Queensland: Airlie Beach – A sightseeing flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Queensland: Airlie Beach – Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach
Queensland: Cairns – Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Queensland: Cairns – Snorkel, Dive & Cruise the Great Barrier