In the neigbourhood you can find a small, cosy beach called Mon Repos. In particular time of the year it turns into a magical place as the small sea turtles hatch from their eggs.
As you go along a coast you will find a town with rather uncommon name. I am talking about „1770”. The town was named so to memorize a year when Captain Cook sailed along this shores. Place is known for its atmosphere and surfing spots.
A short detour inland will take you to tropical rainforest oassis of Eungella. From there you can not only enjoy some views from mountain tops down to rural valley but most of all it is one of the few spots in Australia where you can observe platypuses in the wild. They are really quick and got brown fur and swim in brown creek, so it is a bit of a challenge, but while you wait for that extraordinary mammal to pop his head out you can watch some of the lazy river tourtles floating in the river as well. Your next stop on the way north might be our favourite place in entire Australia…more about it in the next note!