We sailed 60 miles from Brisbane to Mooloolaba where we only intended to stay 1 day before heading further north to Fraser Island, however there were strong wind warnings for a couple of days so we stayed and decided to take the opportunity to visit Australia Zoo which was only a half hour bus ride.

It was a fun day at this iconic zoo which is more like a wildlife park than a zoo and was great to see the Australian indigenous wild life.


Mooloolaba turned out to be a nice surprise being a lovely sea side resort with a great beach. We stayed for 3 days before heading a further 60 miles up the coast to Tin Can Bay.


The below video is Richard having a bit of fun at the zoo. I don’t think his accent is quite right yet.

Enticing path to Mooloolaba beach



Surfs up





Underway !!
Fraser Island