Category: Travel with family & friends

Reef adventure

This was a day of ‘choose your own adventure’. There was early movement because Emily, Nick, Harry, and Ben needed to be away by 7:00 am to board for their 8:00 am trip to the […]

Kuranda wandering

As late as breakfast this morning there was negotiation of arrangement for our excursion to Kuranda today. We had discussed it last night but some were already asleep by then and we needed to be […]

Rainforest waterholes

Jane’s official itinerary listed a 9:00 am departure for Babinda and the Boulders but in deference to Emily’s desire to visit the markets an optional excursion for breakfast had been added. The Esplanade Markets operate […]


We did not hurry ourselves this morning. We ate breakfast of muesli and yoghurt with coffee in our motel room, cleaned up, packed, and loaded the car. We were on the road by 8:30 am […]


We both slept well and did not hurry out because breakfast at the Queens Hotel did not begin until 8:00 am. We were there soon after that and both opted for coffees with fruit salad […]


This morning was quieter on The Ghan with no organised sunrise activity. The feature of the day was a four hour stop in Katherine that offered opportunities for excursions. Then it was on to Darwin […]