Bushwalking in Whitsunday Islands (05/06/04)
Last updated 06/30/04
The bushwalking in the Whitsunday islands is supposed to be some of the best
in Australia (or so we were told). The Whitsunday islands are a bit touristy
and the only way to get to them is by using these large fast ferries (at least
they're cheap). If you actually wanted to stay on one of these islands you'll
end up paying a ton of money (okay atleast more than $250 a night and
like a whole lot to us penny-pinchin' backpackers) so you'll probably end up
staying elsewhere and just visiting the islands on day trips (much like we did).
The highlight of the bushwalk was encountering a colony (I think that's the correct
zoological term) of bats justing hanging out (heh, get it?) in the trees (see
picture below). No, there weren't any spiders as big as my fist on this trek
but I certainly didn't mind. Lots of beautiful views and interesting creatures
made the bushwalks well worth the trip to the islands.
some of the nature's creatures on display in the Whitsunday islands