WHALE OF A TIME IN
With his adventurous family including wife Kerry and two children Billy (8) and Eloise (6), bestselling author and travel writer SCOTT PODMORE hightails it from the deep south of
THERE’S something breathtaking when you see a whale in full breach, bursting from the water and putting on a show especially for you and your family. But more than that, it’s the look on your children’s faces when someone on the boat yells, ‘There’s one’. You’re so much more aware in that 4D environment out on the ocean, complete with the smell of the sea, waves rocking you on gently on the boat and the mist of water hitting your face every time the whale’s mighty back or flipper smacks hard on the water.
They know they’re being watched – you’d swear they know all about being in the company of children, too; they’re very pleased about it.
The whale watching with the Quick Cat II gang was one of the biggest highlights of our trip and
We also included a little backtracking on our route in order to get back off the
Fraser Lodge is a well-equipped park very close to all the action with the main street just around the corner with a range of great shops and restaurants. The park’s loaded with great powered and unpowered sites and some terrific cabins that face onto a giant pond that is home to loads of curious turtles and bird life and a place where the kids have heaps of grassed areas to run around on. Facilities are first rate and we hooked up with another terrific family there who had kids the same age as ours, so we joined them for a BBQ dinner and wine on the grass near the pond at sunset.
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Scott's trip was supported by DriveNow.com.au