While not an exhaustive list of our stops. These pages will provide some insight on the start and end points of each section of the journey. This may change frequently as interesting areas are discovered or external factors force us in a different direction.
170.Gold Coast (YBCG)
We had a great flight up from Sydney to Port Macquarie. We got really lucky with good weather. Weather should remain relatively good for Day 170. Maybe some area's of broken or overcast skies. We're headed up to Gold Coast for today. Gold Coast is a coastal city located in the southeastern corner of the state of Queensland, Australia. It is known for its golden sandy beaches, subtropical climate, and a wide range of attractions and activities. Visitors can enjoy surfing, swimming, and sunbathing on the famous Surfers Paradise Beach, explore the lush hinterland, and experience the vibrant nightlife. The Gold Coast also boasts several theme parks, including Dreamworld and Movie World, which offer a variety of rides and shows. Other popular attractions include the Q1 skyscraper, the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. With its warm climate, beautiful scenery, and diverse range of activities, the Gold Coast is a top destination for tourists from around the world.
Route: YPMQ (Fuel) - YSWK - YCFS - YSEW - YGFN - YPLI - YEVD - YBNA - YTYH - YNOB - YBCG
171.Hervey Bay (YHBA)
Over the next few flights we'll be enjoying the sights of the east coast of Australia. Our destination for day 171 is Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is a coastal city located in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is known for its calm waters and beautiful beaches, making it a popular destination for swimming and fishing. One of the main attractions of Hervey Bay is the chance to see humpback whales on their annual migration from June to November. Visitors can take a whale watching tour and get up close to these magnificent creatures. Hervey Bay is also a gateway to the world-renowned Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. Hervey Bay is a great destination for those looking to experience the best of coastal Queensland.
Route: YBCG(Fuel) - YSPT - YHEC - YDUN - YBBN - YRED - YCAB - YCDR - YBSU - YNSH - YRBB - YRAI - YHBA
172.Shoalwater Bay (YSMH)
hoalwater Bay is a stunning coastal region located in Queensland, Australia. It is renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life. The area is home to the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area, which encompasses vast expanses of rugged terrain and wetlands. Visitors can explore the picturesque coastal landscapes, enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters, and spot an array of wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, and bird species. One of the main attractions in the area is Penguin Island, a protected nature reserve that offers opportunities for guided tours, penguin encounters, and coastal walks.
Route: YHBA(Fuel) - YPAC - YBUD - YAWT - YGLA - YMIO - YEMP - YGKL - YSMH
Where ARE WE next?
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