FINE.  Checked out of the motel and drove down to Coolum where we had brekkie. Drove on down to Nambour and had an hour on a hydroslide. Went to the Big Pineapple* and Alma Park Zoo.


* Australians like their “big things”. The Big Pineapple is a “heritage listed” tourist attraction first opened in 1971 on a pineapple plantation at Nambour.


HOT. Watched the Olympics opening ceremony. Hired a boat and cruised the Noosa River for 3 and a half hours. Went to the beach at Noosa Heads then back to the motel. Had tea at a place called Gingers.

Noosa Beach


FINE. Went into town at lunchtime then took Alex’s car and drove up to Noosa Heads. Booked into the Yallabee Motel owned by guy from Auckland. Had tea at “The Cantina” a Mexican restaurant – el yummo, Senõr!!