South to North.
On our principal journey on this site we will be passing through the most
areas visited by tourists. We will traverse
South to North on The Bruce Highway. Starting on the
way North until we come to the tiny community at
where Captain Cook
sailed his damaged ship The Endeavour to make repairs.
The southern most
which is the most populous, is where
the relaxing golden beaches and numerous attractions of the
waiting for the expectant visitor. From
here we head North to take a look at
Capital. A stop off
at The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a must for visitors as is a look at South
Bank and The Queen Street Mall in The City Centre.
An hour and a half detour
West will find us in the Garden City of
which is the largest Regional
Antique Centre in Australia. Before you leave, take a drive up to Picnic Point,
where you will find beautifully maintained parklands, a cafe and restaurant on
site and the views over the City and the Lockyer Valley are unforgettable.
on the main highway in just over an hour we enter the southern tip of the
Glass House Mountains,superb Hinterland, The Big Pineapple Plantation and
numerous fabulous beaches.
Next port of call is
, the gateway to
Fraser Island,the largest Sand Island in the world. This is the Whale Watching
Moving northward we enter the
where we take in the tiny town of 1770 and the Bundaberg resort of Bargara.
After another 2 1/2 hour drive, we pass through
the centre for the
cattle industry in
and almost 4 hours later we enter The Sugar Capital,
further North we are nearing the
, when we see the chimneys belching smoke from the Proserpine Sugar
Mill. Twenty minutes later we are in the centre of
abound in this small town that provides a stepping stone to the magnificent
islands of the Whitsunday Passage and The Great Barrier Reef.Boaties from
around the globe relate their tales with alacrity, in the Yacht Club.
Reluctantly we leave them and make our way northward again. Another 2 and a
journey takes us to
, another major city in the north, home of The
Cowboys.Visit Magnetic Island and then onto
,the port that takes visitors to The Reef ,and is the main area for Big
Game Fishing in the Tropical North. To the west of Cairns is
Scenic Railway and the Cableway.
lie even farther
west. An hours drive, following the most glorious
costal highway north,to the beautiful town of
. The place to unwind after an almost 2000 klm. trek from the Gold Coast
in the south. The Low Isles , and The
Rainforest Habitat are but 2 of the sites to see here. Within an hours
drive north from here there is Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree
National Park .
Our journey North is completed with a three hour drive on the
inland road to
to take in the beautiful views from Grassy Hill Lookout
and see the history of Cooks visit to those shores many years ago from The
Museum in town.