The truth is, we’ve reached the point in the trip where we have sort of…stopped planning. So it was that we turned up in Airlie Beach, the jumping off point for the Whitsundays, and were unable to get on a boat tour for love nor money. So all we have are some lovely views taken from the coastline.
But you know what? We’re kind of okay with that. We already had lots of time on the Great Barrier Reef, and the trip will not have any shortage of beaches. And then, we’re already planning how we’ll come back to the Antipodes and do the islands properly (and the South Island of New Zealand, and the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Daintree Rainforest, and…)