November 21st, 2009 – by: ice4swervin
Karina at her favourite shop!
The next day after breakfast we headed North to our destination for the rest of the trip, the Sunshine Coastâ€¦ But first there was one important stop to make as we left Brisbane! You can take the girl out of Germany, but not the German out of the girlâ€¦ so hence we stopped at an Aldi Supermarket so Karina could stock up on German goodies for the rest of her trip!!!
Our first stop later in the morning was at the Glasshouse Mountains, were we decided to climb a not so little hill called Mt Beerwah, at 555 metres, it is the tallest of this group of volcanic plugs in the area.
The walk started out great for the first minute or so and then the incline started and the shady trees disappeared and the heat of the morning set in. It took about 30 minutes to climb the mountain and it was quite draining, but the view was worthwhile! After we finished the descent we set off in search of more things to see, but not to climb any more mountains.
Looking towards Mt Tibrogargan from Mt Beerwah
We arrived in the town of Maleny and decided to search for accommodation, but we quickly decided that although this little town was very nice and pretty it was also expensive. So we decided that we would head towards the coast later in worry about finding somewhere then.
Next stop was the Mary Caincroos Reserve, which was a small rainforest with a very nice nature walk.
It didnâ€™t take long until we found the first of many small wallabies and many other specimens of wildlife and of course being in the rainforest it was quite cool. After this we then decided that accommodation was what we needed to find, so we headed off towards the coast and the town of Caloundra. While we traveled there we started calling a few Back Packers places but they were all full, so then we tried some motels, but we quickly found that they were also full. Sow e started driving north along this beautiful coastline and just a few beaches up from Caloundra we found some accommodation at a place called Currimundi. It was not to badly priced, but more than we would have liked, but we werenâ€™t left with too many choices by the stage. Once there, we decided to have a swim in the pool, which was actually quite cold and seeing the sun was setting, we didnâ€™t stay in very long... but it was nice and refreshing. We also organised the rest of our accommodation for the next 3 nights, at a Back packers Hostel just a little further north in a town called Maroochydore.