Undara Experience26 oct. 2014
Thursday 23 October
On the morning, Isabelle kept doing the potting while Jeremie was finished repairing the tractor bucket. It was a tiring morning, we potted around 960 plants!
On the afternoon, we needed to escape, so we went to Bingil Bay, North of Mission Beach. The beach is beautiful but it was too windy and wavy to have a swim. Instead we walked along the beach. The, we headed to Garners Beach, a gorgeous and secluded beach where we had a nice walk too.
On the evening, we cooked potatoes roëstis :-)
Friday 24 October
For a change, we both sorted out plants: the weak ones which need to grow again and the strongest which will be potted next week. Then, Jeremie helped Peter fix his tank. Isabelle kept sorting out the plants with Jennifer.
We had a relaxing afternoon and on the evening, we cooked burgers with Peter as Jennifer was away.
Saturday 25 October: weekend in the Outback
We left Tully for the weekend to go to Undara Volcanic National Park, around 300 km West of Tully (around 4 hour drive) along the Savannah way. On the way, we stopped in Innisfail to buy some food and had lunch at Mc Hugh Lookout in the Tablelands. Next, we stopped to see a windfarm, then we stopped at Ravenshoe too, the highest town in Queensland and went to see the Millstream falls (the widest waterfalls in Australia, so they say). Then, we drove straight to Undara. It is a really nice place full of kangaroos, wallabies, birds and butterflies. After a quick tour of the place, we had a nice walk in the middle of granite rocks. Then, we had a refreshing drink in their lovely bar with a beautiful view on the outback and the wallabies. After dining with a kookaburra and stargazing, we had a cold night in our swag tent.
Sunday 26 October:
On the morning, we went to see the lava tubes on a two hour tour. They were formed 190,000 years ago when 23 cubic kilometers of lava were released by the Undara volcano. It was quite impressive and interesting to see. We visited three lava tubes. In one, we even saw tiny bats.
After our visit,we went back to Tully, a long drive!