I am finally getting around to writing about our glorious honeymoon! Tomorrow it will be four weeks since we got married. How time flies!
Although it was only a week, our time away in TNQ (Tropical North Queensland) was just what we needed to fuel some of our desire to travel, and to unwind. I am so often amazed at how many incredible places there are in Australia. We seem to constantly lust after oversea destinations, as they seem like more of an exciting adventure. But truth be told, you can explore jaw-dropping scenery right on our doorstep.
We based ourselves in Port Douglas, but did many long drives and trips out onto the GBR (Great Barrier Reef). We did so much, and there are many parts of our week that I want to share, that it will be best if I split it up into a few separate posts.
So today I’ll start with a basic overview of the trip and some of the highlights. Shawn and I were blessed with the opportunity to do some work for TNQ Tourism whilst away. Shawn is currently in the process of editing the footage he captured when up north. In exchange, we were given the opportunity to go out on the reef with Quicksilver Reef Cruises (www.quicksilvergroup.com.au) and be flown home via a GBR Helicopter (www.gbrhelicopters.com.au) with a pitstop at a private beach, only accessible via chopper or boat. But more on that incredible experience later!
Some other places we managed to visit were Josephine Falls, Palm Cove, Daintree Rainforest, Four Mile Beach (which our resort was situated next to), Cape Tribulation, a day cruise to Green Island and many hidden beaches we found along the way to Port Douglas on the Captain Cook Highway.
We stayed at the Ramada Resort for the entire week, but I’ll give a review of that at a later date. A beautiful resort, but with a few complaints.
Overall it was a stunning week. Unfortunately the sun wasn’t shining the whole time, but it didn’t stop us from having the most fun we’d had all year. It’s another whole world up there, palm trees and rainforest galore, with barely a building in sight! A wonderful break from over-crowded Sydney. Can’t wait to share more details of the trip, but for now enjoy some photos! All taken on my iPhone only (a few off the GoPro which was generously loaned to us by TNQ Tourism).