On Monday we went up to Wonga Beach, in Far North Queensland, and met up with both sets of our parents.
Andy and I were cold because we have lived in NQ for too long. Everyone else thought the temperature was lovely.
Tuesday we headed in to nearby Port Douglas, a swanky resort town full of restaurants and stores selling sarongs. Of course, you can literally rise above all of that in Port Douglas by heading to the lookout.
Our first week was full of beaches and rainforests. We went to Newell Beach.
Walked through the rainforest to Mossman Gorge.
Tasted tropical fruit wine (vegan! and pesticide/chemical free!) at Shannonvale Winery before a picnic lunch at Rocky Point.
Took the ferry across the Daintree river (thanks Michelle for the ferry tickets!!) and went to the Daintree Discovery Centre for a look out over the rainforest from the Canopy Tower.
Ducked out to Cow Bay.
We stayed at a caravan park, in the cabins, and were surrounded by some very bold animals--especially the peacocks, who really liked coming round for a feed of bread and overgrown weeds.
It was good to see our parents, and to see some more of what North Queensland has on offer. The reason for the trip, though, is yet to come...