Trip to Aussie Sunshine State – Sunshine Coast

25/11/2012 – Day 1

Lots of traveling on this day.  Left our apartment at Currumbin in the late morning for our journey up north to Sunshine Coast.  En-route, had tim sum at a Chinese restaurant in Logan, before stopping by my son’s apartment in Brisbane to offload some stuff.  Arrived at our accommodation, Oak Oasis Resort, in Caloundra at around 2 pm.  We picked this resort as it was near to Dicky Beach where I had planned for sunrise shoot of the wreck on the beach as well as its rock pool.  Unloaded our stuff and we headed straight to Dicky Beach to recce for next morning sunrise shoot.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

The Wreck @Dicky Beach.

Lifeguard Patrol on certain section of Dicky Beach.

As the day was still young, we drove north to Sunshine Beach too at Noosa Heads.

Sunshine Beach @Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Sunshine Beach @Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Sunshine Beach @Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

26/11/2012 – Day 2

Woke up early as usual by now for sunrise shoot.  Arrived early at Dicky Beach, and tide was high and waves bounding strongly at the wreck.  Here are the sunrise shots captured.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Head further north after the sunrise shoot to Buderim Falls.  The Falls is just a short 300m walk along a trail at Buderim Forest Park.  Again due to the dry spell, the falls was almost dry.

Buderim Falls

Buderim Falls

Buderim Falls

Buderim Falls

Afternoon was back to Dicky Beach to check out the rocks pool.

Rock pool @Dick Beach.

Rock pool @Dick Beach.

27/11/2012 – Day 3

Another early morning sunrise shoot at Dicky Beach, but this time over at the rocks pool.  Here are a few of the shots taken.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach Rocks Pool.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach Rocks Pool.

Though we knew Eumundi Market was closed on Tuesday, we couldn’t resist driving past for a pre-visit look while on our way to The Ginger Factory and Nutworks at Yandina.  The Ginger Factory was more like an Art & Craft Center with shops selling gifts and souvenirs targeted at mainly tourists though there was still this factory producing ginger products.  The ginger candies were quite nice albeit a bit too sweet.  Next was the Nutworks just opposite the Ginger Factory.  Here we bought 3kg of different favored Macadamia Nuts and some chocolates.

The Ginger Factory @Yandina, Queensland.

Shop @The Ginger Factory.

Shop @The Ginger Factory.

Nutworks @Yandina, Queensland.

29/11/2012 – Day 4

Yet another early morning shoot at Dicky Beach as this was our last day at Sunshine Coast.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Sunrise @Dicky Beach.

Checked out of Oak Oasis Resort and headed further north to Eumundi market.  This market only opened on Wednesday and Saturday between 6:30 am and 1 pm.  Here, there were shops and temporary makeshift street stalls peddling gifts and souvenirs.

Eumundi Market, with shops and street stalls selling mainly souvenirs and gifts, opens only on Wednesday and Saturday from 6:20 am to 1 pm.

Shops @Eumundi Market.

On our way southward to Brisbane, we made a detour off the highway to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, home of the crocodile hunter.  We didn’t go in as we found the price pretty steep for our group of 4.  The ticket price was A$59 before tax!  So we left for Brisbane after snapping a few shots of the entrance.

Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

Australia Zoo – Home of the Crocodile Hunter.

 

Look out for my next post on Brisbane.

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~ by grbenji on 10/12/2012.

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