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2008 Australia Trip

My fourth Australian birding trip was in September/October 2008.  The entire trip was within the state of Queensland.  Queensland is about 4 times the area of California, but it only has about one-tenth the population of California.  My trip took me to the seashore, the mountains, the "outback" interior, and the rainforests in the north.  I started in the south, in Brisbane, and drove northward to Cairns.  The map below shows the location and size of Queensland, within Australia.

The map of Queensland below shows the route I took.  Scroll down for details about my stay in each location.

1. Brisbane

2. Mapleton

3. Rainbow Beach

4. Bunya Mountains NP

5. Lamington NP

6. Girraween NP

7. St. George

8. Cunnamulla (Bowra)

9. Blackall

10. Winton

11. Hughenden

12. Townsville

13. Paluma

14. Mission Beach

15. Kuranda

16. Cairns

17. Daintree

18. Julatten

19. Yungaburra

20. Brisbane

 

For photos and commentary on the trip, click on the links below - (Photos or Ramblings)

Planned itinerary of 42 days     

Depart Seattle on Wednesday, September 3, and fly via Los Angeles to Brisbane

1. Brisbane - 1 night, arrive Friday, September 5   Ramblings01

2. Mapleton 2 nights, arrive Saturday, September 6   Ramblings02

3. Rainbow Beach 2 nights, arrive Monday, September 8  Ramblings03    Photos01

4. Bunya Mountains National Park 2 nights, arrive Wednesday, September 10  Ramblings04   Ramblings05   Photos02

5. Lamington National Park 2 nights, arrive Friday, September 12  Ramblings06   Ramblings07   Photos03

6. Girraween National Park 2 nights, arrive Sunday, September 14  Ramblings08   Ramblings09   Photos04

7. St. George 1 night, arrive Tuesday, September 16   Ramblings10

8. Cunnamulla (Bowra Station) 3 nights, arrive Wednesday, September 17  Ramblings11   Ramblings12   Photos05  Ramblings13   Photos06

9. Blackall 1 night, arrive Saturday, September 20   Ramblings14

10. Winton 2 nights, arrive Sunday, September 21   Ramblings15   Ramblings16   Photos07

11. Charters Towers (change)  1 night, arrive Tuesday, September 23   Ramblings17

12. Townsville 4 nights, arrive Wednesday, September 24   Ramblings18   Ramblings19   Photos08

13. Paluma 1 night, arrive Sunday, September 28  Ramblings20   Kingfishers

14. Mission Beach 2 nights, arrive Monday, September 29   Ramblings21  Ramblings22   Photos09

15. Kuranda (Cassowary House) 1 night, arrive Wednesday, October 1  Ramblings23

16. Cairns 4 nights, arrive Thursday, October 2  Ramblings24   Ramblings25  Photos10  Ramblings26   Photos11   Ramblings27

17. Daintree (Red Mill House) 2 nights, arrive Monday, October 6  Ramblings28  Photos12

18. Julatten (Kingfisher Park) 3 nights, arrive Wednesday, October 8  Ramblings29  Ramblings30   Photos13

19. Yungaburra (Chambers Rainforest Lodges) 3 nights, arrive Saturday, October 11 Ramblings31  Photos14   Ramblings32

20. Brisbane 1 night, arrive Tuesday, October 14

Depart Brisbane on Wednesday, October 15, and fly home via Los Angeles  Ramblings33   Aussie_List