We made this trip on Christmas vacation last year when we first moved up to North QLD. Starting from Townsville – capital of North QLD, we followed Bruce Highway to drive to up north. We drove through several small towns called Ingham, Cardwell, Innisfail before reaching to Cairns. We continued the journey to Daintree by following Captain Cook Highway and visited Port Douglas, Mosman on the way. We finished the trip in 5 days and came back home on the day before New Year Eve. That was the longest road trip that our family have ever done. But it was fantastic and we did enjoy the scenery as well as discover the wonderful tropic land.
We decided to stop at Bramston Beach to make an easy drive tomorrow to Cairns and 5 hours on and off the car was also enough travel for my daughter. We stayed at Bramston Beach Resort for a transit night. Nothing flash on the beach, we went for walk on the sand and picked up some seashells for our little girl. Then my husband told me about a beautiful Coconut Plantation Camping Site where his family camped for years ago but he didn’t remember exactly where it was. Luckily we have talked to the carer of a caravan park near there and she showed us the way to go. But it was a shame when we got there, now that place is just a fallow land, not a coconut plantation any more. We can see the ruins from camping site with BBQ area, bath area as well as some old camping huts.
That was our first route on the journey up to North QLD. Stay tune for more photos and stories during our road trip.
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