Noosa & The Ginger Factory – Queensland Trip Day 11

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Travel, Travel - Australia | Posted on 21-09-2014

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Not quite the view I was waking up to on the Gold Coast, but a visit from a Willy Wagtail helped to make up for the loss.

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Breakfast was a roll with cheese & tomato.

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When everyone was ready we drove into Noosa, found some parking and went for a walk around.

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Eventually we found the beach and walked along the boardwalk.

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Of course, I had keep stopping to take photos and video.

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After the beach we walked back along Hastings St, the main street, stopping at Boost, where I got a Kinky Kale Juice (which was delicious).

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What a family! Both on their phones and Christy was waiting across the road, also on her phone!

 

 

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We then went for a drive around. So gorgeous. When I’d wanted to come to Noosa it was to do some of the amazing walks around here, but alas my lungs won’t permit that.

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We went back to our apartment. Having tried to unsuccesfully book an everglades tour, we decided to head out to the Ginger Factory and then go the beach. Athena has been suffering with a cold, so opted to stay behind and rest.

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Yep, he’s still on a mad selfie kick..

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First up was lunch at the cafe.

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Christy got a hot chocolate,

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and I had a delicious sweet potato & lentil soup.

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Had to laugh at these muffin cases we saw in the shop.

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After lunch we did the Super Bee experience. I never realized our native bees were so small.

 

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We leant all about the hives work. Such amazing animals.

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Then the Overboard ride – kinda like it’s a small world, but without the Disney magic. It was surprising well done.

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Next was the Taste of Ginger Tour

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where we leart all about how they process the ginger.

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And got to do a taste test. Everything was delicious.

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We wandered through some shops. Thought we should buy this for Athena :-)Pin

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Lastly we rode the Ginger Train.

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As you can see the grounds here were beautiful.

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On the train trip all these chickens came running up to the train. We realized why the driver threw food out for them. They were so funny (check out the video below to see them in action).

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We also spotted a family of ducks. So cute.

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And of course, we had to buy some gingerbread men.

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We ended up being at the Ginger Factory for over 4 hours, so we missed out on the beach. But we had really enjoyed our time here. We headed back to the apartment and got dinner organised. Like last night we ate on the verandah.

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Kevin thought it was too dark so got his headlamp – as you do…. And yep, he’s wearing his onesie again…

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Noosa is lovely, especially the National park. The Ginger Factory looks like fun! Thanks for sharing your adventures. :-)

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Next stop Noosa – Queensland Trip Day 10

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Travel, Travel - Australia | Posted on 16-09-2014

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I am going to miss this SOOOO much.

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After editing yesterdays blog post, I did some more packing, then shared Christy’s unwanted pizza from last night with Athena for breakfast….

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Along with my last Green Tea Frapaccino…

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Almost packed. Poor Kevin had a terrible time fitting everything in the car and top box. In fact he had to lie on top of the top box to get it closed :-). We do have quite a few bags of food and drinks which won’t have on the journey home. So hopefully with that and some better packing we’ll fit everything.

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We left just after 9.30am and headed back to Movieworld as the girls wanted to reride some of the rides.

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While they went on the Green Lantern, Kevin got himself a superhero selfie :-). Athena has created a selfie monster!!

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We then rode Justice League again.

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And I had fun taking some photos while the girls rode Arkhym Asylum. Christy wanted to ride Superman but the lines were really long. The park was a lot busier today – no idea why.

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We rode Scooby and had a very odd encounter. As we were entering the guy working at the entrance, Scott, said he recognised us from my videos on youtube. He  said he enjoyed seeing my breakfasts and that he’s going to try a  green tea frapaccino. Such a strange and surreal experience to be recognised, but it was very fun as well. The girls were rather thrilled I think.  Such a nice guy but he couldn’t be on camera due to being in his work uniform.

We rode once (I always forget this is a dark ride) and then Christy rode again, even with a wait of over 30mins. While waiting for her we hung out with this ibis.

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Shortly after 12pm we left and set off for Noosa. Stopping just past Brisbane for some lunch.

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I had a very yummy falafel and hummus wrap.

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Back on the road I think I fell asleep for about 30mins, waking up in time to enjoy the drive into the Sunshine Coast.

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Finally we arrived at Noosaville and our resort.

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Our apartment is very nice. Only downside is we’re on the 2nd floor with no lifts (and I still have trouble climbing stairs/going uphill) and the promised free wifi is pretty much non-existant. Thankfully Kevin is allowing me to use the more expensive holiday internet to upload videos and blog posts.

The really cool part of the place is that the front door opens onto the verandah. True indoor/outdoor living.

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And the view from the verandah..

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We got unpacked and settled and Kevin & I went in search of groceries. We found a Woolworth, got supplies and headed home.

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Christy went down and had a swim, while Kevin & I cooked  tonights dinner steak and veggie hamburgers sandwiches.

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Dear Withnall family, indeed it was a fantastic experience meeting you all, I wish I had the opportunity to wish your youngest one a happy birthday on behalf of all the cast and crew at movie world.

Later that evening I did as I said, I drove to surfers paradise to try a green tea frappachino, now it’s the only drink I order when I go out into the city

I hope you had a fantastic time at movie world
Warmest Regards

Scott Savge

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