+ + Noosa Heads > Hervey Bay

  • From: Noosa Heads, Australie
  • To: Cooroy, Australie
  • Distance: 22km
  • From: Cooroy, Australie
  • To: Maryborough West, Australie
  • Distance: 132km
  • From: Maryborough West, Australie
  • To: Hervey Bay, Australie
  • Distance: 44km

We leave Noosa after a few relaxing days… under the rain. Anyway, we are still heading towards the north, the tropic and the sun! Next stop, Hervey Bay our gateway to Fraser Island! We plan to do some hike there. More details on the island as soon as we come back from there!

The trip between Noosa Heads and Hervey Bay is piece of cake as we enjoy again again the comfort of the Queensland Rail tilt train! Once in Maryborough, a bus is even droping us off in front of our hostel. What else!?

+ 1st trip with Queensland Rail: to Noosa!

  • From: Brisbane, Australie
  • To: Cooroy, Australie
  • Distance: 130km
  • From: Cooroy, Australie
  • To: Noosa Heads, Australie
  • Distance: 22km

As we were staying in Brisbane we took time to meet one of our partners: Queensland Rail! We had the chance to meet our contact there who gave us our train passes in person. He also gave us a few advices and information for our future trips on their lines. Thanks for taking the time to meet us David, it was a pleasure to meet you!

So we used our passes right away to book our trip to our next stop: Noosa!

Once again, we can check-in our lugages in the morning, so we can enjoy Brisbane for the rest of the day with much less weight on our shoulders. Once on the train, the first impression is just excellent! We feel like we are in a plane : screens all over the carriage, music and radio in the armrests, it is very clean, and the staff is very friendly. That’s great !

We arrive in the evening in Noosa Heads. Noosa Heads is a small coastal town located on the sunshine coast, north from Brisbane. Unfortunately, this time we won’t really enjoy the sunshine of this coast. It is more like rain for us. We can’t always win… right ? Anyway, between two rain showers, we are still able to enjoy the beach and the lovely national park on the coast which offers very nice walking tracks. We even spotted dolphins for the first time!

Brisbane : Welcome to Queensland !

  • From: Byron Bay, Australie
  • To: Brisbane, Australie
  • Distance: 165km

We’ve just left New South Wales and we’re now travelling in Queensland. 1st stop: Brisbane!
During 4 days, we’ve enjoyed the urban life after the last few weeks of WWOOFing and beaches.
We had a good time walking around the CBD, Southbank, West End, and the botanical garden. We took the opportunity to spend some time at the library, the museums, and the movie theatre.
We liked the relaxed atmosphere of the city, the fact that everything is made to spend time outside, the markets, etc. The fact that the highway is crossing the city along the river is less enjoyable, but still the banks are well arranges with cycle and pedestrians lanes which was perfect for our jogging.

For the next stepovers, we can just tell you that ther will be some islands in May, but we won’t tell you more for the moment… Wait and see!

Here are some pictures of Brisbane: