Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hervey Bay, Queensland

Well here we are in Hervey Bay, it’s a beautiful sunny day and Tom and I are enjoying being able to do whatever we feel like – god, I love holidays! I can’t believe that it’s been almost two months since we arrived in Australia. It has been nothing short of hectic since our arrival and it’s soo good to finally be ‘on the road.’

Our campervan ‘Beauty’ is running like a dream and we are both so happy that we found her. Beauty is comfy, roomy and has everything we need for our travels – plus she’s a ‘real beauty’ when it comes to driving. The couple of days that we spent in Byron were great. We had the best waterfront campsite and going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean was the perfect way for us to unwind after all the stress of moving.

After leaving Byron Bay, Tom was game enough to let me drive ‘Beauty’ on the way back to Brisbane to stop in and say a final goodbye to my Mum before our big adventure. After our good-byes Tom and I headed up North to visit some friends of mine in Caboolture and organise some final additions to the campervan. Caboolture was great (thanks Marion & Nifty Nev) and the next day we left for our Sunshine Coast adventure - we stopped in at Maroochydore for the night and stayed in a caravan park along the river. We had the most delicious dinner of fresh prawns and pasta underneath the stars, it was lovely! We also met some ‘groovy grey nomads’ Leo and Diann, who were camped next to us and who shared some of their travelling expertise with us and gave us some great tips for the road ahead.

The last few days we have been staying with Tom’s Aunty Christel in Hervey Bay, which has been lovely. The beaches here are beautiful and the whale watching season has just begun. Yesterday Tom and I took a drive along the esplanade, we found a great place to park with beachfront views, made some lunch out of our campervan and then had an afternoon sleep listening to the ocean and the birds… life’s tough!

Tomorrow we are taking a day tour of Fraser Island which we are both really excited about – you can have a look at the tour brochure at the link below


Well it’s time to sign off and go and grab some lunch and maybe go for a walk along the beach!

xMegsy & Tom


  1. Hey, this is awesome!! I'm so happy for uguys, sounds like ur in for an awesome voyage.
    Looking forward to ur next post.

  2. Hi Megan and Tom - Just wonderful. You know we have taken almost a similar trip, we left from Canowindra-NSW to Brisbane to visit David, from Brisbane it went to Mount Isa, from Mount Isa direction Darwin, but the engine of our car "exploded" in Tennant Creek and we had to leave the car behind and rented a camper, then it went to Alice Springs, Uluru and to Adelaide and after Adelaide we went back to Canowindra via Melbourne....wonderful that was. Wish you great times...do not forget to mail some pics now and then---lots of love to both of you.....

  3. Hi Megan - wonderful photos, looking forward to seeing more.....

  4. Hey Megan and Tom, it looks like you are having a fantastic time, some Wicked photos and the best thing is that I can see the photos and learn German at the same time. Look forward to seeing more! James x