Wednesday, 12 March 2014

East Australia 5-Day Road Trip: Day Three

5 Day Itinerary in East Australia

Read Day 1 and 2 here
Read Day 4 and 5 here

Day 3

This day was probably my favourite out of my whole Australia trip because it was so beautiful and activity-filled! In the morning we drove 2 hours from our Gold Coast hotel to the Town of 1770. Yes that is the name of the place! It offered access to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef.

We boarded a small cruise called Lady Musgrave to the island with the same name.

Beautiful location for the day!
The boat ride took 1.5 hours to get to the island and it was rough. The waves made the ride bumpy and many people vomited. If you get motion sickness easily, I suggest taking a pill beforehand to relieve yourself from the stress since seeing other people vomit may make you want to vomit as well.

Our ride
However, the ride is worth the gorgeous destination! The water was extremely blue, the sun was shining and the water was calm.

Look at that water!
We spent all our daylight hours there and only returned to the pier when the sun was setting. The passengers were split into groups to take small boats to an un-inhabited island with lots of birds. It was very small and we walked around it in an hour.

Small island
Other activities included snorkeling, taking glass bottom boats to see fish and coral, and sun-tanning. Snack, tea, coffee and hot chocolate were served throughout the trip and there was a hearty lunch with chicken, pasta, beets and salad. I enjoyed the freshness of the food especially the pineapple with coconut shred salad that I've never tried before!

Boats to see coral

It was a fulfilling day spent in the water admiring the sea wildlife of Australia. For information about the Lady Musgrave cruise click here.

Read Day 1 and 2 here
Read Day 4 and 5 here
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