Day 34: To Brisbane

Airlie Beach treated us to a similar view this morning as it has for the last few days: gray overcast skies. Today however, everything was different: the skies had opened up and heavy rains fell down. Perhaps it is only a good thing that we are leaving today. We also shortly pondered about how yesterday would’ve been like with todays weather…

After a quick breakfast we packed our stuff “airport style” and took off towards Proserpine Airport, also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport. This has to be one of the smallest airports we have been to, with 2 scheduled landings and two takeoffs per day. One of this was the flight to Brisbane. Unlike all our other flights in Australia, this one was with Jetstar, and we even had row number 13, something unheard of back home. It is only a short flight to Brisbane, and 80 minutes later we already had left the plane.

We picked up our next Rental Car, a white Toyota Camry this time (again not the car we paid for but one class larger) and drove off to Glass House Mountains National Park, where the lodge was situated. The rest of the afternoon was spent walking the National Park and drinking tea.

Tomorrow we will, completely unplanned, visit Australia Zoo, the zoo owned and operated by the Irwin Family. This zoo is only 10 minutes driving away from our lodge, and since we again only have a short drive in front of us tomorrow, a day at the zoo will be spent well.