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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Family Holiday

Megan and Ben fishing at Town of 1770

Michael, Ben and Megan fishing off rocks at 1770.

Ben looking cute on playground at Agnes Water.

Ben and Megan surveying the surf at Agnes Water.


Michael and Ben in the surf at Agnes Water.

Great photo opportunity at Agnes Water Beach.

Me with the tiny weeny fish I caught at Hervey Bay.

Michael and Ben hanging out.

Megan and Ben at Water Park in Hervey Bay.

Michael and Ben fishing at Hervey Bay.

Megan fishing off the Pier at Hervey Bay.

Megs found a good spot to rest after packing up camp.

Ben and Megan looking for shells at Woodgate Beach.

We recently went on a week and a half camping trip. We stayed with some lovely friends in Monto for 2 nights, the kids had a great time catching up. We then went on to Bagara which is a beach just outside Bundaberg. We stayed in a great caravan park there for 2 nights. Wanted to stay an extra night but they were booked out. It is a great beach there, very popular! From there we drove down to Woodgate Beach - this a really beautifil and unspoiled beach!!! Definitely want to come back here!!! We walked along the beach finding shells, had some lunch and ice cream, and then drove down to Hervey Bay.
Michael's brother and sister-in-law have lived in Hervey Bay for years. We put the camping trailer up in their back yard and used it as a base to explore and relax. It was lovely spending quality time with them. The beaches at Hervey Bay are beautiful and very safe to swim in. We took the kids fishing off the Urangan Pier a couple of times. It is a very popular fishing place with every man and his dog lining the railings of the pier.!! Megan caught 2 fish, as did Michael. I even caught my first fish since I was a kid. Very exciting !! We threw all the fish back.

We were going to take the kids down to Australia Zoo for a day, but we baulked at the price of $165 !!!!! Way too much. Instead we took the kids to see "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 - The Squeakuel" at the movies. Also one day we drove down to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre to catch up with a friend. Got a bargain on the kids school shoes, and went to 4 sunglass shops before we finally found a pair of kids sunnies for Ben. We ended up going to Myer as a last resort! There is a great new water park at Hervey Bay. The kids had lots of fun there for a few hours. It is free entry. It was built with funding for the Q150 celebrations. It is a great asset to Hervey Bay.
We then packed up and drove back up to Bundaberg to the rum factory and the Bundaberg soft drink factory. We kept going up to Town of 1770 where we were booked in at the Captain Cook CaravanPark for 2 nights. It is a nice bush caravan park with lots of bird life and native flora. There are some great views from the various look outs at 1770. We took the kids swimming at Agnes Water - with some trepidation from my part as there were numerous rips and big surf. However we stayed between the flags and kept the kids within reaching distance. We all had fun body surfing. The mosquito coils and repellant spray came in handy at the caravan park, as there were lots of mozzies and also big march flies.

We arrived home last Saturday evening, and everything is now all unpacked, washed and put away. Woodgate Beach.


  1. Wendy it sounds as though you all had a great time on your holiday. You have some fab pics to scrap!

  2. great pics portraying your holiday Wendy, looked like you all had fun on your well deserved break .... I personally love the little fish you caught .... :)

  3. Wow Wendy. All that in a week-and-a-half?!!! Looks like a heap of fun. Might just have to join you next time.

  4. Looks like a wonderful holiday Wendy. We love that part of the world! I've camped at all of those places, so I know how much you would have enjoyed it. Haven't been to the new water park at Hervey Bay yet though, it sounds like fun too :)

  5. Fab pics Wendy!! :> SOunds like you had a lovely and much deserved trip away.

  6. I love your holiday Pics Wendy and those2 children of yours are gorgeous. Great scrapping fodder there.