17 February, 2012

Our Camping Trip: 1 ~ Maryborough, Burnett Heads and Bargara

Ok, let's set up the tent!

We stopped for lunch and a quick op-shopping excursion in Maryborough, along the way.
I didn't realise, until we were there, it was the birthplace of PL Travers (who was christened Helen Lyndon Goff) ~ Author of Mary Poppins!

Our boys (aged 3.5 & 5.5) were both included in setting up the tent. 
An activity we all immensely enjoyed and they were extremely competent at. 
Tremendous discovery!

We had a powered campsite, for the Engel fridge. And I was ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED, to find 8 green tree frogs resting sleepily in our meter box!

The first afternoon we grabbed the scooters and headed along the esplanade to play in the rockpools at Burnett Heads. 
We found sea slugs, hermit crabs, limpets, rainbow coloured stones, fish and a starfish!

Personally, I was fascinated with the crab holes all over the beach. The tiny little balls of sand. The star shaped tracks running here and there. I actually took about 20 photos of them.

The following morning, we headed to the Turtle Tracks playground at Bargara. 
Such a beautiful setting.

Water shooting out from a hatching turtle in the playground.

Mr Turtle and Little Pipkin looking enviously out at the sea. 
I had asked them not to climb the rocks here, as the waves kept crashing quite high up.

When the boys did go swimming with Dad, I sat under a palm tree and found this little grouping by my feet. There were so many treasures to be found along Bargara Beach.

Mr Pipkin gently picked up a delicate butterfly, and was disappointed to find it's time had passed.

We stopped at the Windmill markets in Bargara before heading back to camp for a rest.

We needed to rest up because this was all before the big night. Heading to Mon Repos!
Naps were in order, because the night begins at 7... until who knows when.. Tourists are on Turtle Time.
More about that in a future post!

And after our naps, Mr Turtle surprised us with the contents in his 'Adventure Backpack'. He had packed all manner of things that he and his brother may need (like wings and a Doctor's costume)

Stay tuned, there's more to come...


  1. Looks like a great time had by all!

  2. Hi there! Looks like you had a great camping trip, you have inspired us to take our girls to Bargara Beach to see the Turtles too! Whereabouts did you stay at Bargara/Burnett Heads?

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