From Alva Beach to Hervey Bay

After Jérémy’s dive on the SS Yongala at Alva Beach, we did a 2h30-3h drive, and wanted to spend the night in a campsite near Proserpine where wallabies come right next to you at night. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the campsite was full. We went to another campsite in Proserpine, without wallabies but where they warn you that you should wear enclosed shoes to avoid being bitten by a snake. That goes without saying that we did not try to be ninjas, we walked with our headlamps at night and with a heavy step…

In Australia, road signs are pretty funny…

The next day, we drove again to Rockhampton (5h drive), where we spent the night.

The day after, we visited Rockhampton’s free zoo (‘it is always better when it is free’ as Jérémy would say). It was really nice but unfortunately, the zoo had some heavy work ongoing and we were not able to see all what we wanted. That being said, it allowed us to visit the zoo in one hour so we could leave early to do our 5-hour drive to our next stop: Hervey Bay (quick info: australian insurances do not cover accidents at night, so we are totally forbidden to drive at night with our rental van).

We arrived in the afternoon at Hervey Bay, and booked a tour for the next day to go on Fraser Island, which will be the subject for a future article.

At the end of the day, a group of lorikeets came to have a snack near our van! It’s always a pleasure for the eyes…

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