"Platypus Spotting" Top 5 Page for this destination Mackay by northeast80

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I took the Greyhound from Arlie Beach to Mackay, the stop was quite a walk from the coach stop, well it was in the heat and with a huge ruck-sack and full green bag.
I stayed in Mackay for around three nights at the YHA, one day I did a platypus spotting tour which as great, more than just a trip to see them, I also met up with a friend I'd met in Cairns so we deceded to keep on travelling.
That's a huge thing I learnt from my travel, to not plan ahead; I'd bought a coach ticket from Cairns to Sydney and hardly used it at all from Cairns to Brisbane.
I'd love to go back and see a bit more, the platypus trip gave me just a taste for the landscape around, and looking at other VT-ers pages too shows how there's a lot more to see around here.

  • Last visit to Mackay: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Happy that you saw the elusive Platypus in the wild, they are often hard to see! Ice creams, I wouldn't be happy if I couldn't have my mixed flavours, that is the best part, deciding what to choose!

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 7:18 AM

    Hello Emma...interesting reading about my home town. Not many VTers have been here. Never been to the Flaggy Rock gardens but have heard about them...take care and cheers.

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 3:18 PM

    some of those loos are disgusting arent they? ..I didnt know you couldnt mix your icecream flavours in the UK...theres a new business for you!!!! LOL


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