Quieter than Airlie Beach
29.09.2012 - 02.10.2012 28 °C
We travelled south from Ayr to Airlie Beach and when we arrived in Airlie Beach found it to be heaving with tourists. Although we knew it was a long weekend in school holidays we were still surprised how busy this little holiday village was. We booked into the Big4 Airlie Cove Caravan Park in Airlie Beach and battled to get the Quantum parked into a very tight spot. We eventually got it parked but then realised the angle was too steep to get the jockey wheel out without jacking the Quantum up. We asked for a bigger site but the ladies at reception were not very helpful, so we decided to get a refund and look for a camp site elsewhere.
We found a nice secluded caravan park in Hydeaway Bay, named after a local surveyor called Hyde. Hydeaway Bay is 65 km from Airlie Beach at the tip of the peninsula south of Gloucester Island National Park, with Dingo Beach close by.
The Cape Gloucester Eco Resort is just around the tip on the western side of the peninsula and we enjoyed a relaxing Sunday lunch there, listening to live music and enjoying the views over the bay and Gloucester Island. The next day we went back there to watch the sun set over the Port of Bowen Edgecumbe Bay.