Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 36 – Kimberley BTS Day 3B – Montgomery Reef, Western Australia

After the fishing adventure in the morning we cruised to Montgomery Reef. This place is amazing & you have to watch the video to get an idea of what I mean. Due to the massive tides in the Kimberley (sometimes up to 14m) Montgomery Reef has waterfalls rushing down the side of the reef as the water tries to escape. The reef is full of life, numerous turtles, sharks, stingrays, trevally & other fish, it really is a unique experience. After checking out the sharks the crew politely asks if you would like to go for a swim on a near by sand key (which by the way disappeared shortly after we left due to the rising tide). Interestingly enough most people decided they would brave the shaky waters and have a quick dip.

Week 35 – Kimberley BTS Day 3A – Barramundi fishing in the Kimberley

Day 3 in the Kimberley was a very pack with adventure so I have broken it up into 3 videos A,B & C. We all woke up early in the morning to try our first bit of Kimberley Barramundi fishing. I put down the camera for a few moments and ended up catching 2 great fish myself. Thanks Robin & Andrew for filming me catch the fish. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week 34 – Kimberley BTS Day 5

This episode includes – Kings Cascades, waterfalls, fancy dress party, fishing, boating, fruit bats, cathedral falls, sunset, aboriginal site, mangroves, hiking & the snake farting place.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Week 31, 32 & 33 – Kimberley WA (Part 1 & 2) & Day 2 BTS Kimberley WA

Week 31, 32 & 33 – Kimberley WA (Part 1 & 2) & Day 2 BTS Kimberley WA

Wow! What an incredible few weeks we have had. We traveled to The Kimberley in Western Australia, a first for both Tara & myself. We were awestruck by how incredible this part of Australia.
This week we have 3 videos to show you (to cover the videos we missed uploading while we were away).

Kimberley Part 1 – Captain Ben talks us through some of what the Kimberley region has to offer including , fishing, geology, the water ways & crocodiles.

Kimberley Part 2 – A closer look at the Kimberley including the scenery, humpback whales aboriginal art, Boab trees and waterfalls.

Kimberley BTS Day 2 – This episode includes some information about the iron mine, catching fish by hand, the horizontal waterfall & much more.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 30 Behind the Scenes Cairns Day 6 (QLD) – Drive to Port Douglas

After all the craziness of filming for 5 days straight Tara & I said goodbye to Pete & Jess & took the scenic drive to Port Douglas. It is such an incredible drive and I would recommend it to anyone. We had a look around the town of Port Douglas then decided to head further north for a quick look at the Daintree before returning to Cairns in the evening.  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Week 29 Behind the Scenes Cairns Day 5 (QLD) – Babinda Boulders

Babinda boulders has got my vote for the most magnificent place in the world. I can't go past clear, fresh, warm, crocodile free, swimmable water. I loved it so much I went back a few days later without my video camera to enjoy it for all its awesomeness. It's one of those destinations you just can't capture to show how stunning it is. I'll definitely be going back the first chance I get

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week 28 Behind the Scenes Cairns Day 4 (QLD) – Fitzroy Island

Starts with a sunrise & coffee before we board the boat to Fitzroy Island. Fitzroy is great for a day trip or an extended stay with numerous activities. We took a walk to the beautiful Nudey beach, well worth the stroll with great views, forrest & a great place for a swim. You can relax at the restaurant or go
  • snorkelling
  • glass-bottom boat
  • Aqua jets
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water trampoline
  • walks
All up a fantastic day in the sun and well worth the shot, relatively inexpensive boat trip.
Well suited for backpackers, family or any traveller. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Week 27 - Cairns: Behind the scenes Day 3 - Cairns Skyrail

We were going to spend the first half of the day on the Cairns Skyrail then do another activity in the afternoon but it wasn't to be, by the time we finished having fun on the Skyrail it was time to call it quits for the day.
The Skyrail leaves from the foothills at Caravonica and takes you up to Kuranda. There are 2 stops along the way where you can get out and have a walk around. One of the stops has some amazing view points on which you can view Barron Falls. The journey is over 7.5km with a 360 degree view as you skim the tree tops.
Definitely worth the experience.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cairns behind the scenes Day 2

Ocean Magic trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef

On the second day we traveled out to the reef with Ocean Magic.
The large vessel takes about 90minutes to travel out to the fixed pontoon.
Once out there you have the option to Scuba dive, snorkel, submarine, underwater viewing area.
Glass bottom boat or even splurge and have a flight in a helicopter for a truly unique view of the reef.
The food & staff are both great which makes for an unforgettable experience.  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Week 24 - Cairns part 2

In this episode we continue our travels in Cairns stopping off at Fitzroy Island (testing the Aqua Jets) then onto the famous Cairns Skyrail, and finally to Babinda Boulders.