Fair Enough Trip Day 2: Hinze Dam and Natural Bridge

It’s a lazy Sunday morning for us as we went to bed last night deciding not to have any alarm clocks set to wake us up from our ‘beauty sleep’ ๐Ÿ™‚

We could have breakfast with this view every morning hey? ๐Ÿ˜‰

After lunch, we made our way to Springbrook National Park and stopped by Hinze Dam as it was on the way to Springbrook.

It’s a beautiful day to be out! ๐Ÿ˜€

We can all do the right thing by helping to protect catchments:

We’re glad we stopped by Hinze Dam! ๐Ÿ™‚

We drove along and go to the visitor information centre where we got a view of Advancetown Lake:

Being at Advancetown Lake feels like we’ve been transported to a difference country!

Kevin took this photo for/of us:

โ€œWe love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person to “annoy” for the rest of our lives!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜›

4 years into our relationship, 2.5 years into our marriage, 2 years into our time in Australiaโ€ฆ We’ve come a “long” way and we have a longer way to go together. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s ok to not know what lies ahead so long as we know who holds our future. May we always look back and thank God, look forward and trust God, look at each other and love God.

We continued with our scenic drive to Springbrook National Park:

We’re taking in as much of the beauty as we can…

We finally got to Springbrook National Park and were looking forward to seeing the Natural Bridge
In order to get to Natural Bridge, we had to a short circuit walk (20-40 minutes depending on one’s pace) into the lush rainforest:

The close canopy above you maintains low light and high humidity. Woody vines or lianas twist towards the canopy to capture light. Epiphytes such as crow’s nest ferns and elk horns cling to trees for support.

We finally got to Natural Bridge:

Apparently glow worms can be seen on summer nights!

Check out how tall and straight these trees are!

This almost feels like a Biology field trip for J!

What can you see?

Look at the beauty of this rainforest…

Mankind really needs to protect the greens that we have!

See how big the tree is!

We decided to head to Gelato Messina at Coolangatta and hence left Springbrook via the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, crossing into New South Wales and passing by this beautiful greenery:

We first tried Gelato Messina in Sydney, and since we’re in Gold Coast, we decided to drive to Coolangatta to grab some awesome gelato!

Gelato Messina
Shop 33, 72-80 Marine Parade
The Strand
QLD 4225
Tel: +61 (07) 5536 5488
Hours of Business:
Mondays to Thursdays – 1130am to 1030pm
Fridays & Saturdays – 11am to 11pm
Sundays – 11am to 1030pm

We ended our second day at KooKoo Teppanyaki & Lounge Bar at Surfers’ Paradise:

$35 per pax for a relatively small portion of food but the usual teppanyaki fun…

They’re good with “salt-writing” though!


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