Freez­ing Mel­bourne fam­ily fun

Mel­bourne res­i­dents Sevda and David Sim­mel­mann, with daugh­ters Sara, 8, Aaliya, 6, and Jada, 4.

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - TOURISM TALK -

WE GOT here last Tues­day. We’re here for 10 days. We’ve just been swim­ming a lot back at the re­sort, the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage, and we’ve been com­ing out to lunch in town.

The Sher­a­ton is beau­ti­ful, ev­ery­thing is en masse, and the food and fa­cil­i­ties are great.

It’s a beau­ti­ful place to do noth­ing and sit on the couch.

We went to the Wildlife Habi­tat to­day and plan to go out to the reef and pos­si­bly will go to Hart­ley’s Crocodile Farm.

At the Habi­tat the girls loved see­ing a joey in its mother’s pouch, crocodiles, and feed­ing and pat­ting the an­i­mals.

The reef will prob­a­bly be up there with the best part of the trip.

We’re think­ing of go­ing with Quick­sil­ver be­cause of the pon­toon, we’ve heard it’s good for the kids.

Hope­fully they can have a snorkelling les­son be­fore they get in for the first time.

We’ve been here once be­fore, seven years ago, when Sara was just a baby.

The rea­son we came back is just the weather. It’s the best place to come and re­lax and en­joy some sun.

The idea is to sit by the pool and watch the girls swim.

It’s not school hol­i­days at the moment but this time re­ally suited us so we pulled the girls out of school.

They’re happy about not hav­ing to wear bean­ies and mit­tens like their friends. I re­mem­ber the last time we came here it was very hot and you were limited in what you could do, I think it was ear­lier in the year. But the weather has been great this time.

There’s not re­ally any­thing we haven’t liked, the lo­cals are su­per-friendly and even the tourists are friendly. It makes it a good hol­i­day be­cause ev­ery­one is happy to be here. We would ab­so­lutely come back.

En­joy­ing the weather: Mel­bourne res­i­dents David and Sevda Sim­mel­mann, with daugh­ters Aaliya, Jada and Sara

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