New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, May 13, 2013

OFF ON ANOTHER ADVENTURE

We are very lucky to be going on another tour. This time we are going to explore Far North Queensland and right up to the tip of Australia and Thursday Island. Tomorrow we fly to Cairns (3hrs) where we stay overnight then we are doing a 4 day trip on the outback train "The Sevannahlander"which goes inland from Cairns. Each day we leave the train for a guided tour and to sleep overnight and then we board the train again for the next day. Then we return to Cairns for another 2  days including tours. Then we join an APT tour in a four wheel drive bus/truck and travel up to the tip of Australia through 'Crocodile Dundee" territory. It is very remote and rugged. There will not be much internet service so you will have to wait until I return to read about our adventures. Although Bill has done a scheduled post for each day to show you where we are. I think he has used brochures and the web to illustrate where we are.
Far North Queensland
Where the rainforest meets the sea.

The outback Savannahlander train.

APT 4WD bus
Gear provided by the tour company,
packs, toilet bags, towels, torches, drink bottles, bag tags, wallet and map.
Sorry that I wont be visiting you all for 3 weeks unless we get service for the iPad.

31 comments:

  1. I love it when you tour Oz, Diane. It means I get to see your beautiful country when you return. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy it totally. Happy birthday to young Fox on his third birthday today! Bonn voyage! Jo

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  2. Have a good trip as I am sure you both will. Look forward to hearing about your journey and seeing your photos.

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  3. oh wow, i wish i could do this, love that train and love riding trains and LOVE dundee and would really like to do a trip like this. of course i can't stay away from home for 3 weeks so it would have to be a shorter trip. ultimate fun trip.

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  4. WOW that looks like so much fun!!! Enjoy and we anxiously await your tales upon your return.

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  5. FNQ, scary. My sister and her partner have driven up there in their 4wd. Your mode of travel seems much better.

    Sevannahlander, I am jealous.

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  6. oh, enjoy and be safe!

    love the new header, by the way. :)

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  7. I really like your adventurous hearts, you and Bill. Enjoy your trip and I'll be waiting to see what you have to show us when you return. You make me want to sign up for a few tours with my hubby around our own big corner of the world here in the USA!

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  8. Probably too late for you to see this, but BON VOYAGE...train tour sounds wonderful.

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  9. Diane, sounds like a fun trip! Have a great time and take lots of photos,

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  10. enjoy Diane; sounds really fabulously exciting!

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  11. Enjoy it, it must be fantastic to see all these beautiful sceneries,

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Sounds like a great trip and one that hubby would love me I would love a train holiday but I love trains.........

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  13. Sounds just like OUR type of trip.. You two are truly great travelers... Best to do it though while you are healthy and can enjoy it. Can't wait to hear more about this one --when you return.

    Have a GREAT TIME.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. I wish I could go with you ! Must be a very interesting trip ! I also do my tour next week, through the UK ! We will be on a bus and do like you, hop on and off and sleep to see new things the next day. But I am sure there will be Internet connection, I am not going into the jungle, lol ! I hope I won't get an email from a fat crocodile, telling me that it has eaten you both !

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  15. Sounds like a great trip, I have been up there in the north too, liked it very much, but it was very hot... Have a nice time!

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  16. As I can't go with you I'm looking forward to your "what I did on my holiday" essays - they're bound to be the next best thing.

    Keep safe.

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  17. Oooh goodie. We are hoping to reach Cairns on our trip north this winter. One of the things we have been considering is the Savannahlander but I have my doubts we will do it.

    Did you say you are going to Thursday Island? If so, please keep an eye out for the Royal Hotel. I believe there is one there in Douglas Street and I will never be going to Thursday Island so it would be great to have someone add it to the collection.

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  18. What a wonderful trip! I can't wait to read and view your photos when you return home. Happy and safe travels!

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  19. That sounds very exciting!! Have a wonderful trip!

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  20. Sounds like an excellent adventure. I wish you a safe and wonderful trip.

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  21. Happy traveling Diane, this sounds like another fabulous adventure and I will look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

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  22. Oh how exciting! I'm going to be watching for photos.

    Have fun!

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  23. Have a wonderful time. Enjoy all the new sights. Looking forward to your terrific photos!

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  24. You are the third set ofpeople I know who are off to Cairns this week!

    Watch out for those pythons!

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  25. This trip sounds very exotic and exciting, Diane! Enjoy!

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  26. We will be looking forward to hearing about this wonderful adventure you are on. Bon Voyage!

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  27. that sounds like a real adventure. enjoy and i look forward to seeing lots of photos on your return.

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  28. Have been away to Florida and New York and have missed your posts. I know you prob won't see this until you reach civilisation and the internet but hope you are having a ball. It looks a fabulous trip and I can't wait to see the photos and hear all about it. I loved Cairns and Port Douglas but that's as far as I got. Go girl go!

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  29. My goodness, you two just have more fun than a barrel of monkeys, don't you? :)

    Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  30. Can't wait to see more photos of this adventure! What fun!

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