Maleny Botanic Gardens had it all. Alluring flora, boisterous fauna, and captivating tranquil mountain views. Anna, Brooke, and I LOVED it.
The Douglass family entertained us for the evening. We ate marvelous food, played ping-pong, raced cars, talked business, enjoyed a Star Wars chess game, flung marbles, taught N2K, and indulged in a delicious smorgasbord of desserts and fruit.
Robert and April spent the first half of their trip hiking, whale watching, swimming, eating out, and vine swinging. The second half of the trip was spent scuba-diving through the Great Barrier Reef! They had a splendid stay and were able to enjoy their room on the 12th floor in our Hotel.
Jumping into the fall on Kondalilla hike was the climax of this trip. We were also surprised by the intriguing beauty of the quaint Montville.
Another exciting day with the gang. We hiked a new Trail: Conondale National Forest. The surprisingly bright green Cooloumba Creek was unique. We were stoked about climbing into the Bat Cave(Gold Mine)! Especially because we weren’t supposed to. We were almost attacked by a colony of bats.
HELL’S GATE – WILD KOALA – NOOSA BOAT RIDE Second day with the Gordon Family. Hell’s Gate in Noosa. We finally spotted a WILD KOALA! We then took a boat ride to Tewantin and explored the town. The Sunset was beautiful over the river.