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Top 13 Best Things to do in Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Top 13 must do in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is the Gateway to the amazing Whitsunday group of 74 Islands and the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia and we have compiled a list of the Best Things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays.

The Whitsundays are truly paradise with over 700,000 visitors every year enjoying the perfect Airlie Beach weather.

The islands offer an enormous range of activities on land and of course at sea. Hire a yacht and go Sailing in these pristine waters, enjoy diving and snorkeling on the most amazing reef system anywhere in the world and discover the amazing underwater marine life of this incredible natural gift that is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

There’s just so many things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays.

Not all of the action is at sea in the Whitsundays with lots to do at the mainland of Airlie Beach and surrounding areas too.

See Salt Water crocodiles in their natural habitat in the nearby Proserpine River and Dine at the numerous fabulous restaurants available. Explore nearby beaches and swim in the local waterfalls.

All this and a lot more are available in Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

Our 13 Best Things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays

1. Whitehaven Beach

You simply can not go to Airlie Beach or the Whitsundays without visiting Australia’s most voted #1 “Best beach”.

Experience Oz says of the sand at Whitehaven Beach “You’ll often see in brochures for Whitehaven Beach where marketers go out of their way to mention its “silica sand”, which is all well and good, but to someone who’s never visited, what does it actually mean?

Silica is a substance that is contained in an extremely high-purity form of sand, with extremely fine grains that make it very soft to the touch and also prevents it from getting too hot underfoot.

Coupled with the endless sunshine, the colour of the sand is an almost pure-white colour that forms an amazing contrast to the vivid blue of the waters that lap at the beach and contribute to the sheer magic of Whitehaven.”

Whitehaven Beach is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular beaches you will ever visit and swim. Join in the fun on the beach where there’s almost always games being played or relax on a towel and watch the seaplanes land and big yachts sail on by.

It certainly rates by far as the No. 1 of the best things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays!

Whitehaven Beach is one of the Best Things to do in Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Hill Inlet

Nearby Hill Inlet is a short walk up the mountain to a lookout providing you with breathtaking views of the swirling sand and crystal clear blue waters. It is an amazing spectacle of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Some tour operators will moor in Tongue Bay and dinghy you ashore for the short trek up to the lookout. Check with a local tour agency for a list of those operators.

When we were there Tongue Bay was thriving with Sea Turtles who would come to the surface to take a breath before diving below once again.

From here it’s a short walk up to Hill Inlet lookout for stunning views of this spectacular beach with 98% pure white silica sand.

Mid tide provides great views and the best photo opportunity of the swirling sands at the river mouth.

Reefstar Cruises takes you to the lookout of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Book your Reefstar Cruise here>

Cruise Whitsundays will sail you to the island on board the popular purple catamaran the Camira to swim and play.

Book your Camira Sailing Tour here>

Ocean Rafting is a great day out and are the only ones able to park up right in Hill Inlet on the beach.

Book your Ocean Rafting Adventure here>

We have done all these day trips and they are all fantastic and provide different experiences of this incredible region.


2. Hideaway Bay

A short drive north out of Airlie Beach is Dingo Beach and Hideaway Bay, two small towns with beautiful beaches, a pub and a boat ramp.

The Dingo Hotel is your typical country pub with a twist, it sits right beside the stunning waters of the Whitsundays.

Montes Resort

Venture a little further up from Dingo Beach along a corrugated dirt road from Hideaway Bay for just 4.5kms and you will come across Montes Resort.

This isolated “Hideaway” is set in a small, protected area and there is a restaurant available to day trippers with full bar facilities.

We enjoyed our lunch and a few drinks and took a quick walk along the beach.

*Update: (Check availability as it has been closed after taking full brunt of Cyclone Debbie in 2017. Accommodation is open however the resort is still under repairs)

**Further Update: Montes renowned Bar and Restaurant has re-opened after extensive cyclone repairs!

Montes Reef Resort at Hideaway Bay

A short drive further past Montes Resort you will find some beautiful beaches with hardly a sole around. Here we swam and snorkeled, watched while someone else caught fish and admired some beautiful boats moored off the beach.

All this while we looked out over Gloucester Island.

Hideaway Bay is quite secluded and just under an hours drive back to Airlie for anything you may want or need but certainly worth a visit for the day or a night or two for the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind.

Bi-Centenial Boardwalk at Airlie Beach

3. Airlie Beach Bi-Centennial Boardwalk

In August 1988 Adele and I were married and we honeymooned at Airlie Beach. Adele always called herself the Bicentennial bride.

Also in Airlie Beach in 1988 they built a boardwalk along the water’s edge from Cannonvale all the way to the Lagoon in the centre of Airlie Beach.

Adele and I don’t remember it or walking it at the time as we were staying at the Club Croc Resort which was just 1 month old and we were able to use the shuttle bus to go anywhere we wanted.

30 years on, Mantra Club Croc is a great place to stay just out from Airlie Beach providing a slightly cheaper hotel option if you are on a tighter budget. Book your stay here>

The Airlie Beach Bi-Centennial Boardwalk showcases the amazing views and magnificent Whitsunday Islands in the distance, the placid turquoise waters and the Abell Point Marina Marina which shelters some of the most amazing boats including Super Yachts that are like privately owned floating hotels.

4. Crocodile Safari Tour

Just 20kms from Airlie Beach is the Proserpine River which harbours the most Salt Water Crocodiles than any other river on the East coast of Australia which makes it the perfect place to see these predators in the wild and learn about their behaviors.

We decided to get some crocodile knowledge now while we had the chance and booked the Crocodile Safari tour on the Proserpine River and local Goorganga Wetlands.

Our tour included being picked up and driven to a location just metres from the river where we climbed aboard and began our search for these massive man eating beasts.

Crocodile Safari Tour Proserpine

Up Close and Personal with Crocs

We certainly got an up close and personal look at these prehistoric creatures. Our first sighting was a big male but he was having none of us getting up close.

Once he spotted us he slowly slithered back into the water and we didn’t see him again.

We saw many young crocodiles from just a few months old to young crocs just a few years old but it was the 3 big females that got our attention. The boat was placed up against the bank each time, twice just a few metres from these truly amazing animals.

We witnessed them from as close as you could possibly imagine you could safely do so and were able to clearly see the teeth and body markings which were incredible.

It was amazing and sometimes daunting to be within just a couple of metres from them as they nudged the boat up against the bank right next to where the crocodiles were laying on the mud!

Crododile Safair Tour Proserpine is one of the best things to do in Airlie Beach

We highly recommend this tour and it was great to get an insight into crocodiles as we head towards the Northern end where they become prolific.

It certainly is one of the best things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays and something different to do after visiting the islands.

http://www.crocodilesafari.com.au/


5. Reefsleep

For an amazing and unique experience that you would never have anywhere else, you should definitely not miss doing Reefsleep with Cruise Whitsundays.

The tour consists of 2 days at the outer Great Barrier Reef where you stay overnight on a pontoon at Hardy Reef and enjoy an evening in a swag under the stars at Reefworld.

It truly is one of the best experiences in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays.

Reefsleep is one of the best things to do in Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Things to Do on Reefsleep

Once you have arrived there are a lot of choices of exciting things to do. Of course snorkeling is the perfect option to see the amazing range of coral and marine life.

You can also go in the Semi Submersible to view the reef through the glass bottom and have staff guide you and talk about all things coral and the reef.

There is also an underwater viewing room where you can watch a myriad of fish, turtles and marine life including George the 2 metre Queensland Grouper as they swim close to the pontoon.

A helicopter ride is also available although we chose not to. The ride will take you out from Hardy Reef and over Heart Reef, the spectacular reef shaped like a heart.

You can also relax and enjoy a massage or simply sunbake from the Pontoon rooftop.

At 3pm the day trippers vanish, whisked back to Airlie Beach leaving just those privileged few to enjoy the night at Hardy Reef.

Now you can quietly snorkel, swim, relax and watch as an amazing sunset appears in front of you.

Reefsleep Experience at Hardy Reef

It’s important to know it’s not a Hotel or Resort style experience, it is more like camping, but that is all part of what makes it so unique.

For more about Reef Sleep and what it can throw at you you can read our full review at Us, a swag and the Great Barrier Reef.

Book your Reefleep Experience here>

6. Fly over the Whitsundays

There are several options for flying over the Whitsundays. You can go by Helicopter from Airlie Beach or from the pontoon out on the reef.

Plane charters also run Scenic Flights plus there are Seaplane Tours that provide a combination of seeing the sights from both the air and sea.

The view is amazing from the air and makes for some sensational photos. Unfortunately we didn’t end up with the opportunity to experience it whilst we were there, but that’s just a great excuse for us to return.

Heart Reef Whitsundays

If we did have the chance we would have chosen the plane flight from Airlie Beach. For a full hour you saw a whole lot more for a fraction of the cost of the helicopter flights.

Angelica, our Reefsleep companion showed us her spectacular photos from her plane flight and that would certainly be our recommendation.

Costs – We recommend the 1 hour flight for $199   *Update July 2019 $229
Operators – GSL Aviation

Book your Helicopter Flight here>

Aerial View of Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach

Our Scenic Flight

#Update 2018 – When we returned to Airlie Beach in June 2018, we were keen to discover more of the best things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays. So we made sure we took a Scenic Flight with GSL Aviation this time around. We enjoyed a magnificent flight over the Whitsunday Islands.

The views of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet from the air were spectacular. Also the aerial views of Hayman & Hamilton Islands were amazing but the highlight was flying over Heart Reef and Hardy Reef.

7. Go Fishing

We tried some more land based fishing at the pontoons at the Cannonvale Marina and the rock wall opposite us at the boat ramp.

On the first day Matt caught two Pike eels but no other success so we decided it was time to get serious and go on a fishing charter.

We reviewed all the local options and chose a half day fishing charter. This option had us fishing in a short time rather than long boat trips to outer locations that would take an hour or two before you arrived.

Matt's 120cm Queenie

We found Coral Sea Fishing Charters which best suited what we wanted. When I went to book in Monday morning, it turned out there was room for us to go out that afternoon. We were quick to say Yes and started preparing for our afternoon out fishing.

Adam our skipper was able to put us directly on a reef in 19m waters and immediately we were pulling in fish. Gary who was also on the boat pulled in the first big fish, a large Coral Trout. Matt reeled in a big GT (Giant Trevally) and Kev hooked onto a nice Golden Snapper.

Our Second Fishing Charter

We all had such a great time we booked in again with Adam for Wednesday morning and received a 5% discount for booking a second tour.

This time Adam took us to a different location. Once again he had us right on the mark and soon Matt caught a small shark. Next he landed a whopping 110cm Queenie.

Kev scored a Coral Trout and at the same time Matt also brought up a Coral Trout. Both were quick to measure them to see whose was the biggest. Nothing like a bit of competition between father and son!

Meanwhile Adele kept landing yellow tails but no big ones.

Matt loves Fishing

We caught a lot of fish of all sorts of species but only kept a couple of the bigger fish we were really chasing.

I can’t recommend Adam and Coral Sea Fishing Charters enough. It was a fantastic day out catching some great fish.

*Coral Sea Fishing Charters are no longer operating but it’s still a great place to head out fishing

Book a Full or Half Day Fishing Charter with Airlie Beach Fishing Charters here>


8. Dinner at Fish D’vine

Coral Sea Fishing Charters has a deal with the local restaurant, Fish D’vine. You can take the fish you catch from the charter to the restaurant. Not only will they clean and fillet your fish, they will cook it ready for you to eat for dinner that night at no extra charge.

The only proviso is that each of you purchase a side of chips or salad to go with your fish meal. How good is that?

Naturally we accepted this offer the first time we went out with Adam.

Fish D’Vine is also a Rum Bar so it makes excellent sense to dine there and indulge in a rum or three with dinner or even a cocktail after dinner like we did!

Adele drinking 2 cocktails at Fish D'Vine

The service was fabulous and the food and drinks “D’vine”.

https://www.fishdvine.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fishdvine/

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Humpback Whale Swim in Exmouth remains one of our ultimate highlights of our time around Australia. We highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Queensland’s most under-rated beach destinations is north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. It is only accessible by 4WD or a tour. The Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach 1 Day tour is a great value day out to see some pristine beaches and local history


9. SUP

What’s SUP?
SUP is Stand Up Paddleboarding!
And you are never too old to do Stand Up Paddleboarding.

All you need is a sense of adventure and good balance helps a bit too! We had no idea how we would go getting up into the standing position but were willing to give it a go!

Kev had been keen to try SUP since 1770 but we just didn’t get the chance to do it back when we were in Agnes Water/1770.

We saw the sign at Shingley Beach near the Abell Point Marina on our walk along the Bi-Centennial Walkway so we made our way there to master the art of SUP.

With the option of $20 for half an hour or just $25 for one hour it’s an easy decision, why not go for the hour!

SUP in Airlie Beach

After a quick ‘SUP 101’ lesson from the operator we were out on the water first on our knees until we felt brave enough to try standing. Several attempts later we were SUPing!!

I could say we didn’t fall off but that wouldn’t be truthful. But we did have a great time. It’s one of the best things to do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays if you are looking for an hour of fun.

Another challenge accepted and completed!

You will find them at the beach at Shingley Beach.

10. Airlie Beach Lagoon

The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a large swimming pool right on the shorefront in Airlie Beach. It’s available for everyone to use and it’s free. Due to the stinger season being from September – April or whenever the water temp is still 26 degrees or more, stingers are hazardous to swimmers wanting to cool off in the North Queensland ocean.

The lagoon provides a cool and inviting place to swim, protected from stingers. Plus, it is also patrolled by life guards providing additional safety for everyone.

There is lots of parking available next to the lagoon. You can also sun bake on the grass with amazing Whitsunday views. We also enjoyed lunch and a drink in the new café overlooking the pool.

Take a book, a towel and some sunscreen and enjoy some time relaxing at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Airlie Beach Lagoon


11. Lunch at Sorrento

Sorrento at the Abell Point Marina was a perfect spot for us to enjoy Mother’s Day lunch. The Sorrento is situated with beautiful 180 degree uninterrupted views of the marina, helipad and also over to Coral Seas Resort. Kev and Adele chose to share a number of dishes from the Tapas Menu while Matt selected the Steak.

We considered the Seafood Platter for 2 which we thought to be quite inexpensive at $47 for 2. Although we didn’t order it, instead selecting a range of plates for us each to share. When the table next to us ordered there’s and received it we were immediately questioning our choice, it looked delicious.

They had a great selection of drinks from the bar and the service was excellent.

For lunch with an incredible Whitsundays view, Sorrento certainly meets the criteria.

https://www.facebook.com/SorrentoRestaurantandBarAirlieBeach/
Mother's Day Cocktail at Sorrento


12. Play a game of oversized Chess

If you want to fill in some time, why not play a game of oversized Chess at the Abell Point Marina. You don’t need to be an expert, we certainly aren’t, just as long as you understand the basic rules.

Kev and Matt decided to have a game after we finished our lunch with Matt the winner. The rematch is still yet to be had!

While waiting to play or for your opponent to make their move, take in the view of the mega Super Yachts which are usually docked at the Marina. These enormous boats and owned by the super rich and are quite incredible to see up close.

A game of oversized Chess


13. Island Cruises or Cruise to Hamilton or Daydream Island using a Hopper Pass

Of course, a trip to the Whitsundays has to include a visit to the islands. There are many different options available to choose from.

Whether it be a full day cruise which includes snorkeling and stopping at one or two islands; a leisurely sail around the islands, stopping at the famous Whitehaven Beach or using an Island Hopper Day Pass which gives you the freedom and flexibility of choosing how much time you spend on Hamilton and or Daydream Islands.

A few of the islands are no longer operating like Hook Island. Others like South Molle island require major overhauls and Daydream Island is about to undergo extensive multi million dollar upgrades.

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Hayman Island seems to be a little less exclusive with some very limited options for day-trippers to access the island. Still it maintains its prestige and continues to be mostly out of reach for the average family holiday budget.

Daydream Island and Hamilton Island are still two that provide an excellent day out in the Whitsundays along with Whitehaven Beach.

Whitsunday Island Cruises

As part of the Reefstar Island Cruise, we stopped at Daydream Island for the last leg of our day trip. We certainly enjoyed our relaxing cocktails at the swim up bar. It was an ideal way to spend the last hour of our tour before returning to Shute Harbour.

Although Daydream is quite a compact island, it has live coral, fish, sharks and rays for you to view in the pools encompassing the restaurant and bar areas of the resort. Kangaroos and wallabies roam freely around the lawns of the resort and on the beach.

We also chose to do the 1 day Sailing Adventure on the Camira with a leisurely sail around the Whitsundays. The main attraction of the day apart from snorkeling is the stopover at Whitehaven Beach.

You could involve yourself in the beach games, quietly soak up the sun on the beach or enjoy a swim in the crystal blue water.

This tour sets itself apart from some of the others as it is all inclusive with lunch, morning and afternoon tea plus beer, wine and soft drink included!

Lazing by the water's edge on Whitehaven Beach

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island remains a very popular island destination in the Whitsundays. Recent refurbishments have been undertaken and there are regular ferry services to the island.

Dent Island is now part of Hamilton Island and offers a golf course for the enthusiast.

Qualia is one of Australia’s most exclusive resorts and has amazing views from the North end of Hamilton Island.

Book a Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Tour with Lunch here>

You can always visit some of the islands without current operating resorts by hiring a boat. It’s an awesome way to see the spectacular beaches and coves.

Also it gives you time to walk the tracks that lead to mountain tops with incredibly amazing views.

Fun on Whitehaven Beach

Spend a Day with us in the Whitsundays

Spend a day with us in the Whitsundays as we take our scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Island, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and a lot more.

In this next episode we visit Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill and take a look at Shute Harbour after Cyclone Debbie, you can watch it here

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill

Airlie Beach Accommodation

For Airlie Beach accommodation there is plenty of choice.

For Caravan Parks we stayed at the Seabreeze Tourist Park in Cannonvale. You can watch our video of the park here – https://indefiniteleave.com.au/seabreeze-tourist-park-airlie-beach-qld/

We also stayed at the Base Backpackers in the heart of Airlie Beach. You can watch our video of this park here – https://indefiniteleave.com.au/base-backpackers-airlie-beach-queensland/

Plus, on our Honeymoon we stayed at the ‘then newly opened’ Club Crocodile. We are talking 1988!

The Whitsundays is definitely one of our favourite places in Oz and Airlie Beach is one of the 7 Towns in Australia we could live!

Have you visited this fabulous region? What are your Best Things to Do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays?

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
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How to Save Money on Fuel

One of your biggest expenses when travelling Australia is always going to be fuel so any tips on how to save money on fuel will be valuable.

Along with Food and Accommodation it’s going to be in your Top 3 costs when travelling the country.

It’s a big country too, with so much to see and sometimes long distances in between, to arrive at your next destination.

How to save money on fuel when travelling
Barrow Creek Roadhouse

Up Mountains, across tracks and over sand, it all takes up more fuel.

We’ve been around the Country, up and down and right across and have found some ways which we have been able to save fuel.

Here’s How to Save Money on Fuel when Travelling Australia:

Let’s see if any of these tips can help you reduce your costs when travelling Australia.

Use Fuel Map App to check on how to save money on fuel

Using a Fuel App is a great way to Save Money on Fuel

There’s a number of fuel apps now to help direct you to the closest fuel station at the lowest price.

They are only as good as us as users to update these apps but for the most part they are an excellent source to find the cheapest priced fuel near you.

I like Fuel Map Australia. It’s Free and is my preferred app that I use all the time.

Petrol Spy and MotorMouth are two other popular apps and there are others also. The NSW Government released their own app called NSW FuelCheck.

Threeways - How to Save Money on Fuel
Threeways Roadhouse NT

GasBuddy is considered the most accurate in Victoria.

Whichever Fuel App you use, they are a great way of buying cheaper fuel when travelling.

Discount Fuel Cards

Woolworths and Coles are the obvious options here rewarding you with 4c a Litre off every time you spend $30 or more in their store.  Use your Rewards Card when you fill up with fuel at a Coles Express or Woolworths Petrol Station and receive the discount off your fuel.

We never go to Coles Express any more, we now find their fuel over priced.

Our preferred fuel at the moment is Woolworths. However Puma provides us 4c a Litre off as well just for being members with RACQ. We find Woolworths compete on bowser price and then with the discount it can be significant savings in the cost of the fuel.

Check with your Royal Automobile Club membership what discounts they have associations with.

Costco have great fuel prices however if you’re travelling it is of no real benefit. There’s an annual fee to join and very few stores around the country.

How to save money on fuel - Fill up at the United Whycliff Well
United Whycliff Well

United Fuel

A brand that we found were mostly available right across Australia and had the best value, we found was United.

They were consistently lower in price than any others in most regions we travelled.

United Fuel is the former Esso brand which changed name back in 1993.

In some areas, specifically NSW we found Metro Petroleum was often quite cheap.

Carry Jerry Cans help you save on fuel
Sceptor Jerry can

Utilise Jerry Cans

We carried fuel drums with us as we travelled. If the opportunity arose, we would use our drums to store great value fuel.

When we came across fuel that was significantly cheaper then “normal” price for the area we would fill up and fill our Sceptor Jerry cans too.

Along the Stuart Highway just south of Devils Marbles was a tiny town of Wycliffe Well. The fuel station at the time was exceptionally cheap in a region of typically high priced fuel so we ensured we topped up as much as we could.

Hughenden in Qld was another where we found a self serve fuel station with cheap fuel and there have been many others during our time on the road.

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How to save money on fuel on Fraser Island
Diesel price on Fraser Island

Going to islands such as Fraser Island where fuel is $2.30 – 2.45 a litre, Moreton Island which is $3 a litre or Kangaroo Island where it is approx 30c above mainland prices is expensive! These are certainly times you will want your Jerry cans full and with you to save money on fuel costs.

Turn off your air con and wind down the window when driving at lower speeds

Whenever I am driving below 70kmh I prefer to wind down the window.

I’ve always done it as I prefer the fresh air and better power. When I’m driving around 80kmh it is too noisy and less pleasant so I put the window up and use the air conditioner.

Who knew it was actually proven to be better for fuel consumption with what I was doing.

Any tips on how to save money on fuel when traveling are valuable

It turns out that at higher speeds aerodynamic drag from the windows being down negatively effects your fuel consumption.

At speeds below 80kmh it is better for fuel economy to have your windows down than it is to use your air conditioner. Over 80kmh it is better to use your air conditioner and close your windows.

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.

Check your Tyres Often Helps Save Money on Fuel

There are obvious benefits to regularly checking your tyres.

Checking there is no significant wear on your tyres will ensure your safety and reduce the likelihood of a blowout. However also checking tyre pressures will save you money on fuel.

Always maintaining the correct tyre pressure for your tyres and vehicle will provide better fuel economy.

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Fuel saving methods for your tow vehicle

Limiting Weight

The more we take with us the more fuel we will use.

We constantly review everything we carry in our Motorhome and cull what we aren’t using. This should be every travellers constant review of their travel rig.

Our goal is to always be limiting our weight to only what it needs to be.

When towing a van with your 4WD you have a lot more to consider when it comes to correct weights but the same principles still apply, the lighter you are the less fuel you will consume.

Wind Resistance

Consider the affects of protruding items such as kayaks, bicycles, surf boards and boats with regard to wind resistance and the potential extra fuel costs.

How to Save Money on Fuel

A wind deflector on your 4WD if you are towing a full size Caravan may provide a significant benefit. They may look a bit odd but the savings are genuine. A deflector will provide better performance when over taking or climbing hills.

When towing it is wise not to use cruise control. Your vehicle will accelerate hard to maintain the set speed especially in head winds or hill rises and therefore use more fuel.

It is recommended that you don’t use cruise control when towing.

Reduce Weight in your Caravan

Once again, correct weights in your Caravan are vital with towing and you will therefore be governed by weight distribution around how you travel with water in your tanks and other matters regarding what you carry.

It still stands to reason though the more you have in your Caravan the greater your weight, the heavier you are and the more fuel you will use.

When we leave our camp for a new destination we will assess how much water and fuel we are carrying and where possible leave it until we arrive at our next stop before filling up.

Fuelling up the motorhome

Not Leaving your Vehicle Idling Saves Money on Fuel

It’s best to turn off your engine when stopped even for short periods.

When starting your engine it uses about the same amount of fuel as it would if it was idling for 30 seconds.

If you need to pull over to answer your phone or if you have situations like me where Adele says she’s just running into the shops and will be super fast which turns out to be 20 minutes, it’s best to turn off the engine to save on fuel.

Our friends we travelled with lamented to us more than once about the Caravan owners next to them waking them up early in the morning with their engine running as they hooked up the Van to leave.

This seems to be common where vehicle engines are left running for a period of time during the hooking up and finalising pack up before leaving camp.

How to Save Money on Fuel when travelling

There used to be a time where Diesel engines were best warmed up before driving however with new technology that’s no longer necessary for any longer then 15-30 seconds if at all.

Leaving the engine running for longer then 30 seconds simply uses more fuel, it’s best to turn your engine off.

It goes without saying not to do this in normal driving situations. When stopped at lights, railway crossing or similar do not turn off your vehicle engine.

You don’t need to buy Premium Fuels unless your Vehicle Manual suggests you should

This RACV article discusses the issue.

Grades of Petrol and Diesel

There are so many options for Petrol now with E10, 91, 95 and 98. The numbers represent the level of Octane with 95 and 98 considered Premium fuel.

There is no need to use a Premium fuel if it isn’t required, 91 will perform appropriately.

Do some research of the use of E10 for your vehicle before using it.

Mystery Bay in NSW

How to Save Money on Fuel by Maintaining a Consistent Speed

As previously discussed, if you are towing it’s best not to use Cruise Control however when not towing it can help ensure you maintain a constant speed and therefore reduce fuel consumption.

This is especially the case on generally flat highway conditions where you may have no stops, can maintain a constant speed with few significant inclines

You could Slow Down your Travelling

By staying in one place longer and not moving as often you will reduce fuel costs.

Bathurst
Bathurst Pole Position

However for most travellers on their Big Lap of Oz they have a limited time of just 1-2 years and it’s a huge country with heaps to see and do.

That means for most people, stopping for lengthy periods in one place just for fuel economy isn’t really an option.

If you do have the opportunity to travel slowly and stop for extended periods this can certainly improve the amount of fuel you use while travelling.

Drive a Diesel rather than Petrol

Diesel engines use up to a third less fuel than Petrol.

That is a massive saving however it should also be compared to potential higher fuel cost at the pump and higher cost for the vehicle where Diesel engines are generally more expensive than Petrol.

Buying second hand vehicles can potentially negate this issue.

How to save money on Fuel - Filling up on the Nullabor
Filling up on the Nullarbor

There’s a lot of advice around driving Diesel or Petrol vehicles. Carsguide for instance states “If you’re going to be towing a boat or caravan regularly, it’s a no brainer because a Diesel will do it better and use far less fuel at the same time”

All research will tell you a Diesel will perform over the long term more economically than Petrol when asked to perform for long periods under varying conditions.

The bowser price for Diesel also tends to be consistent rather than the continual fluctuations of Petrol prices which helps for budgeting and targeting the best price.

More Expensive Fuel does not Necessarily Mean Longer kms and Therefore Greater Economy

Trying to test this is always challenging because you don’t drive the exact same conditions each tank of fuel.

Weights, highway to city driving, uphill, offroad and a range of other factors will always differ each time we drive. Therefore potentially it will affect the fuel economy with each tank of fuel we use.

Fuel is one of the top 3 expenses when travelling

However I did recently do a test using BP Diesel, the fuel long regarded as the best for longer distance, compared to Woolworths where it was approximately 7c cheaper.

BP didn’t provide any greater distance from the tank of fuel but the saving of 7c a litre or more with Woolworths is obvious.

I am still recording my fuel and will finalise my thoughts on this in the near future however I found no benefit from using BP over any other brand.

Keeping control over your fuel costs will help you maintain your budget when travelling.

Use the savings to see more of our amazing Country!

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Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

There are a few places around Australia where you can enjoy the experience of an organised feeding of wild dolphins but by far our favourite was feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe in Tin Can Bay Queensland.

Dolphin Feeding at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

Feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe is a close up Dolphin Feeding experience without the big crowds.  Everyone that wants to feed a dolphin can and it’s as little as $10.

There are 9 dolphins that visit and they have been named Mystique, Patch, Ella, Squirt, Harmony, Aussie, Valentine, Chompy and White Fin.

Kev's Mum feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe
Mum feeding a dolphin

There’s no telling how many will come in each day or if any at all will visit but each time we have been there’s been a couple of dolphins come in.

Parking for Dolphin Feeding at Barnacles Cafe

It’s important not to park in boat trailer bays or you may receive a fine. The carpark in front of Barnacles Cafe is designated for fishermen and their vehicle and trailer.

There is allocated parking at the rear of the carpark behind the swimming pool and you can easily walk over to Barnacles Cafe from there.

Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe
Dolphins swimming among the volunteers
Tin Can Bay Dolphins

How far is Tin Can Bay from Rainbow Beach?

Barnacles Dolphin Centre at Tin Can Bay is just over 30kms from Rainbow Beach in South East Queensland.

This particular morning we had a bit of a wait before any dolphins came in. It was around 8.30am before the first Dolphin arrived.

Volunteers from Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe in the water with the dolphins
Wild humpback dolphins at Tin Can Bay
Dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Mystique was first in from the wild and hung around during viewing time and only later was joined by 3 other dolphins including Ella and her 15 month old calf Joe.

Baby Joe is not able to be fed any fish until he is 2.5 years old. Mum Ella is very protective of her calf Joe at this stage and they were inseparable the entire time.

We were fortunate to end up seeing 4 wild humpback dolphins at feeding time during our visit.

Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre

First time Dolphin Feeding Experience for Kev’s Mum

We have been to the Barnacles Cafe and Dolphin Centre to feed the dolphins several times, once taking Kev’s Mum with us who was quite reluctant about getting in to the water.

Afterwards she was so thrilled at having done the experience and it was so great to give Mum a new achievement at her age.

Mum is not used to being barefoot in the water these days so the lovely lady volunteers were kind enough to help her while we took some photos of her experience!

Volunteers get to know the dolphins quite well and vice versa, the dolphins get quite familiar and comfortable with the volunteers.

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Humpback Whale Swim in Exmouth remains one of our ultimate highlights of our time around Australia. We highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Queensland’s most under-rated beach destinations is north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. It is only accessible by 4WD or a tour. The Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach 1 Day tour is a great value day out to see some pristine beaches and local history
The start of the dolphin feeding
At Barnacles -Adele feeding a dolphin
Adele enjoying feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

There is no touching the Dolphins, not even the volunteers have any physical involvement with them.

What time is the Dolphin Feeding?

The Barnacles Dolphin Centre opens at 7am with viewing time between 7.00am and 8am, and then feeding from 8am.

Barnacles Dolphin Centre & Cafe is also where you can have brekkie before or after feeding the dolphins.

Be sure to arrive early to purchase dolphin feeding tickets and get the opportunity to go in the water for viewing time between 7am and 8am.

One of the wild dolphins at Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay dolphin

How much does it cost to feed the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe?

To view the Dolphins the cost is just a $5 entry fee. To participate in feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe, it cost only another $5. Pensioners are just $7.50

Once the dolphins arrive the staff will organise a line where you can collect a fish to feed a dolphin and then wait in the feeding area for you to have your turn.

Crowds gathering for the dolphin feeding
People watching the dolphins

How to get to Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe

Follow Tin Can Bay Road through the main town, along the Esplanade all the way to the point where you will arrive at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and boat ramp.

From Hervey Bay to Tin Can Bay it is just and hour and 15 minutes drive.

Follow the signs to find a park to the right at the back of the carpark.

Read about: Our Trip from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg

After feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre

Tin Can Bay Accommodation

There are a couple of places to stay in Tin Can Bay however we usually choose to set up at Rainbow Beach where we stay at the Rainbow Beach Holiday Village.

It can accommodate all visitors whether it’s camping or staying in the cabins, it has great facilities and is very close to shops and the beach.

At the water's edge in Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

Fishing and Boating

Tin Can Bay is a beautiful quiet seaside town best known for it’s fishing and boating.

If you don’t have a boat of your own you can hire one from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire.

Tin Can Bay Country Club

The Tin Can Bay Country Club offers an 18 hole Golf Course or play bowls before enjoying a meal and drinks in the restaurant.

Fraser Island

Take a tour to Fraser Island and see the Worlds Largest Sand Island. Leave your car behind and relax as tour guides take you to visit all the highlights of magnificent Fraser Island.

Read more about Fraser Island: Everything to See and Do on Fraser Island

Beautiful Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island

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Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

Our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui highlight just why you should visit the beautiful New South Wales town of Bermagui.

Bermagui is a small seaside town set alongside glorious turquoise waters on the breathtaking Sapphire Coast of Southern New South Wales.

Nestled below Mt Dromedary, Bermagui boasts a spectacular harbour.

With the continental shelf being just 20kms off-shore and being the closest point to the Australian mainland, it provides perfect conditions off the coast of Bermagui for deep-sea and game fishing.

There is also good estuary fishing in the rivers and lakes of the region.

Here are our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

Blue Pool - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

1.  The Blue Pool

When visiting beautiful Bermagui, one of the 7 Best Things to see is The Blue Pool, it’s a must.

It is a naturally fed ocean pool and is aptly named for the blue coloured water reflecting from the sky on a clear day.

Besides swimming you can also go snorkeling in the natural rock pool. It’s great to be able to check out the sea life in a fairly safe environment.

Waves crashing into the Blue Pool

Just beware of the waves as they crash over the rocks into the pool at high tide and at other times when the conditions are rough.

The viewing platform at the lookout above the Blue Pool is an awesome spot for whale watching during whale season.

2. Bruce Steer Ocean Swimming Pool

Another great swimming spot in Bermagui is the Bruce Steer Ocean Swimming Pool which is to the side of the Harbour just below Bermagui Point and just a short stroll from the main street of Bermagui.

The pool is fed from the ocean making it a natural saltwater pool. The pool is protected from Bermagui Point, has a sandy beach and is calm and safe for swimming.

Bruce Steer Swimming Pool - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Sandy Beach entry to the Bruce Steer Swimming Pool

There is also a net at the end which opens to the ocean to prevent any sharks from entering.

The pool is named after Colonel John Mansel Bruce Steer who fought hard for the improvements to the Bermagui Harbour and for improved conditions for professional fishermen.

Bruce Steer Swimming Pool with safety net
Bruce Steering Swimming Pool netted for safer protection

3.  Fishermen’s Wharf

The Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf is a great spot if you like fresh seafood.

There is also an awesome ice cream shop which we visited a number of times! The Bermagui Gelati Clinic is definitely one clinic we didn’t mind visiting!

Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Operative is one of the major suppliers of seafood for the Sydney Fish Market as well as a supplier to local restaurants and cafes.

Flathead, Snapper, Tuna, Swordfish and Shark are just some of the types of fish caught in this area.

Fishermens Wharf - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Fishermens Wharf - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

The original Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Operative operated from 1948 until 1975.

After the old Co-Op building was demolished, the current Fishermen’s Wharf complex was established and became home to the $2billion industry in 2009.

Original Fishermens Co-OP
Plaque at Fishermen’s Wharf showing the 1st Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Op

4.  Camel Rock

Camel Rock in Wallaga Lake just north of Bermagui is among the oldest rocks in New South Wales.

This rock formation was created by underwater avalanches around 450 million years ago and bears a strong resemblance to a camel.

Camel Rock - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Camel Rock

You can view Camel Rock from the beach or the Camel Rock Viewing Platform.

Also call into the Camel Rock Brewery Bar and Grill while you are in the area.

Camel Rock with the drone
Overlooking Camel Rock

Read more about NSW: Exploring Honeymon Bay and Discover Gosangs Tunnel

5.  Horse Head Rock

It is believed that Horse Head Rock is in the proximity of 500 million years old making it one of the oldest rocks in NSW!

This distinctive rock formation which resembles a horses head is located between the surf beach at Camel Rock and Murunna Point at Wallaga Lake.

Horse Head Rock - one of 7 Best Things to see in Bermagui
Horse Head Rock

To get to Horse Head Rock from Camel Rock Surf Beach, it is only accessible at low tide and although it is roughly only 200 metres, it is difficult in parts as you make your way over rocks near Camel Rock.

Be sure to allow enough time to return on low tide as well!

There is also a bush walking track that takes you along an elevated area for the best viewing of Horse Head Rock.

6. Wallaga Lake

Another popular spot for fishing is Wallaga Lake, the largest lake in southern New South Wales.

Wallaga Lake is just 7kms north of Bermagui and opens to the sea at Murunna Point, a significant Aboriginal place.

Wallaga Lake - 7 Best Things to see in Bermagui
Wallaga Lake’s historic wooden bridge

The Lake is also a popular spot for swimming, boating, sailing and water skiing and has a number of picnic and toilet facilities around the lake.

7.  Michael Lerner Lookout

The Michael Lerner Lookout offers awesome views of the ocean and rugged coastline. Just 3kms south of Bermagui, the lookout has a fabulous elevated picnic area and day rest area.

The lookout is named after Michael Lerner who holds the record for hooking and landing two Black Marlin at the one time.

Michael Lerner Lookout views - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Michael Lerner Lookout
Michael Lerner Lookout is just one of our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.

Distances from Bermagui

How far is Bermagui to Sydney

Bermagui is just under 380kms south of Sydney. Traveling directly by car on the A1, it is just over a five hours’ drive to Bermagui from Sydney. While exploring the Sydney to Bermagui coastline we made numerous stops along the way staying at Coledale, Windang, Jervis Bay, UlladullaPretty Beach and Dalmeny just to name a few.

How far is Bermagui to Batemans Bay

It is around a 1 ½ hr drive from Bermagui to Batemans Bay. The distance between Bermagui and Batemans Bay is approx. 104kms.

How far is Bermagui to Canberra

The distance between Bermagui and Canberra by road is around 250kms and takes just under 3 ½ hrs to drive between the two.

Other great places to stay in the region:

Bermagui Fun Facts

Did you know the movie, The Man who Sued God starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis, was filmed in Bermagui.

Also the historic wooden bridge at Wallaga Lake was featured in the movie Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.

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Have you ticked off any or all of the 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui? Let us know in the comments below of any other things that you have seen in this magnificent Bermagui region.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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