From Gladstone to Hervey Bay

Plenty of beaches, See turtles laying their eggs and meeting a friend from Germany

On our way towards South we stopped at the village 1770 and Agnes Water. In 1770 captain James Cook landed here, so they named this place according to the year he landed. Unfortunately we didn´t stay too long there because too many flies were around and they tried to get into our nose and ears, really annoying…actually the landscape is really nice and you can spend some time here. But without a fly protection is was not really funny, so we continued our journey to Moore Park where we stayed for one night. Our motel was quite close to the beach, so I could go out for a bar feet jogging, what a nice feeling. On the same day in the evening we went to Mon Repos to watch the Sea turtle laying their eggs. It was an amazing experience, the whole procedure last round about 30-45 Minutes. But you have to be patience for this observation event, it starts at 7 p.m. to max. 1 a.m. We were lucky to see one of the turtle already at 9 p.m. In total we saw two different species of sea turtles, the Loggerhead and Flatback turtle. It was an unforgettable moment.


On the following day we drove directly to Hervey Bay. Here we met Denise and Oli from Germany. Denise was a working colleague of Mery when they both worked for Holiday Check. In the evening we went out together for dinner in an Italian restaurant, it was really lovely. We plan to meet them again in New Zealand, we are looking forward to see them.