The Sunshine coast....
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After returning back to my starting point, Brisbane, we headed north towards the Sunshine Coast, still aboard the Greyhound. The evening before was spent in Byron, trying to find some affordable accomodation, and eventually me and Kat picked another Holiday park just north of out Mooloolaba. To be honest, I wasnt aware of how far out of Mooloolaba it was until the Greyhound Bus dumped us in the centre of town, right besides a beach reminisant of 'Summer Bay'. Along with all our gear we set off on foot towards 'Alex Beach' and our home for the next 4 or so until we both flew onto New Zealand. After nearly an hour of stopping and starting we admitted defeat and jumped aboard a local bus which was heading up along the coast to Maroochydore.
Alex Beach Holiday Park was another quaint destination, complete with highly quaint affordable places to lay your head. This time we can a 'cabin' or what us essex lot would call a glam caravan. It had an enourmous doubel bed, plus two bunks and a spacious diner area and self contained kitchen - perfect for us. There was a little pool on sight - but being only across the road from the beach - we tended to head straight for the waves. In fact, Alex Beach was the first place I learnt the hard lesson about the sun in OZ & NZ.... and how, given half a chance it will singe the absolute fuck out of you.... even if it looks grey and miserable. Not that it did look grey and miserable - our first full day was yet another sunny one and after our hard core rumblings up and down the coast we decided to dedicate a day to simply sitting on our arses.
Mooloolaba in my opinion, was similair to Coolangatta and Kirra Beach - a very real, Aussie destination. Pretty towns inhabited by families and older couples, well adorned with attractive parks and broadwalks, good food establishments and unique little boutiques. Mooloolaba Wharf is also enchanting.... truely gorgeous and a wonderful spot to wander in no particular direction. You can sample some incredible seafood here - sample some waves - and do a whole lot of relaxing. But if your after a party destination you will be sorely dissapointed.