How glad we were to escape the hellhole of Dubai Airport and it’s endless bus rides to and from the plane! It was a relief to finally arrive in Brisbane and inhale the fragrance of the lovely Sofitel Hotel.

Sofitel Lobby

The standard of service was seamless from beginning to end and we loved our stay here. We enjoyed the service from the restaurant staff and Mark, our porter. What a friendly guy! The breakfast buffet reigned supreme for Michael.

Sofitel Breakfast

Today we picked up our Jucy rental car and set off for a 5-day road trip to Port Douglas. Here’s the senior version of the ‘Jucy’ girl. Isn’t amazing what a soft lens can do.

Jucy girl

After leaving Brisbane we travelled north to Hervey Bay, about 287km. We often design Australian itineraries for our clients before they begin their New Zealand travel, so this is a good opportunity to update ourselves. Because we’ve caught up on our jet-lag, driving from Brisbane to Hervey Bay was relaxing. Hervey Bay was lovely and much bigger than we expected . It’s an ideal base for Whale Watching (mid-July to Nov) or exploring Fraser Island.

Hervey Bay

We’ll be doing some exciting tours in Port Douglas but before this happens, it’s time to buy some togs (bathing costume) and subject the world to yet another dimpled bum.

Brisbane explore

Happy Travelling.

2 responses to “Driving from Brisbane to Hervey Bay”

  1. Jan Roberts says:

    Jucy should take on that new girl – she’s a hottie! Love the look on Michael’s face – caught out lol

    • GuestNZ says:

      Think the new “hottie” would need a hand to get in an out of the car – could be a slow process. Michael forgot that the fruit platter was for both of us!

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