Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - From The Road -

Nor­folk Is­land Reader Brenda Boulton re­calls her trip to the Aus­tralian Pa­cific is­land es­cape

The high­light: I cel­e­brated my 77th birth­day on Nor­folk Is­land on their Bounty Day on 8 June, which was spe­cial. I also saw dozens of mi­grat­ing whales off Fraser Is­land – six weeks ear­lier than ex­pected – and wild koalas on Mag­netic Is­land. Must see: Nor­folk Is­land, as a whole, and Aus­tralia’s Sun­shine Coast, too. Top tip: Treat your­self to a float plane trip over the Great Bar­rier Reef and the Whit­sun­day Is­lands, then land on White­haven Beach to fin­ish. Cau­tion­ary tale: Even though we went dur­ing their win­ter pe­riod, it was still re­ally hot. I wish I’d known... To warn my fam­ily that in­ter­net ac­cess on Nor­folk Is­land is hit and miss. Any­thing else? Peo­ple should know that get­ting old(er) isn’t a bar­rier to ad­ven­ture hol­i­days. I trav­elled by Grey­hound bus and stayed in YHA hos­tels from Bris­bane to Cairns.

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