My bed is covered in bikinis, there’s camera gear everywhere and I just booked a cab to the airport for 5:30am which is in five hours time (ouch!) – it can only mean one thing… we’re off on tour again! We’ve only been back from Fiji for a few days, which thankfully is just enough time to stock up on new swimwear, and are pumped to be going on tour to somewhere we’ve never been – the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
We’re excited to see this part of Australia, but we’re also excited to see the itinerary – because we have no idea what we’re doing. The guys at Tourism and Events Queensland have created a ‘Hidden Treasure Challenge’ where we uncover the itinerary as we go. We fly into Gladstone Airport, pick up a car, a map and clues, and head off on a road trip where we explore the region by unlocking clues and participating in challenges along the way. EPIC!
The Southern Great Barrier Reef stretches from Bundaberg and Lady Elliott Island at the southern tip, up past the retro seaside towns of 1770 and Agnes Water (Queensland’s most northerly surf beach), and right up to the far reaches of the Capricorn Coast and Keppel Islands. From what we’ve been told, it’s pretty much untouched by mainstream tourism – you can wander pristine Robinson Crusoe-esque deserted beaches and not come across another soul.
As usual, we’ll be blogging and social media-ing our little hearts out as we go, so make sure you keep an eye on our Aussie adventures. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat (thisislandlife).
Photography by Michaela Skovranova.
Love the treasure hunt idea!