Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Glass House Mountains 5 January 2008

Travelled along to Glass House Mountain and surrounds. Impressed by the agriculture and tropical fruit for sale along the way, from the avocado, macadamia, ginger and pineapple farms. The Mountains are remnants of volcanic cores and obviously must be climbed, so we set out to hike up one that does not require ropes and abseiling abilities - Mt Ngungun! It was not too bad except for the very rough steep rocky section that tested our mountain goat skills, with a long section better labelled as a dry water fall! The view were really worth it as we sat on the very top and were surprised by how much agriculture and development was going on below.
After our much appreciated shower we realised that we had problems with our plumbing system and so we headed to a hardware store to buy a plunger and some wire. It took some work to clear but as we were finalising it, a friendly farmer (Mark) invited us back to his place to stay the night. When we arrived, we found that he lived on a ginger farm, with magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains. It was near 360 deg views with the major peaks in front and all the green of mixed farms set in front. It was one of those moments! Thanks Mark and Jenny, Nanna, the three kids, the German backpacker and the new puppy, what a sunset!


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