Skicross champ Sarah Sauvey from Elite Sports Management Company Project Pro Extreme recently took an
Apollo 2 Berth Euro Tourer Campervan around QLD. Read on for more about her adventure:
We took the early bird flight from Melbourne to Brisbane on the 1st October and made our way to Apollo to pick up our campervan and get on the road. We were greeted kindly and I sat and enjoyed a cup of tea and the informative DVD while we waited for our paperwork to be completed. We were stoked to receive a brand new Apollo Campervan 2 Euro Berth with only 20km on the odometer!
Off we set, and headed north stopping at the Gingerbread Factory in Yandina and enjoying a Devonshire tea and a lovely homemade scone with jam and cream. I picked up a pamphlet on Lady Musgrave Island which is the most southern part of the Great Barrier Reef which is accessed by boat off the shore of 1770. This was a new addition to our agenda in two days time!
We were back on the road and decided to head to Rainbow Beach! Unfortunately we were faced with rain, we managed to get one of the last spaces at the campervan park, plugged in, filled up with water and had a great nights sleep. In the morning we set up our table and chairs and enjoyed a big cooked breakfast, bacon, hash browns, baked beans and scrambled eggs.
We headed down to rainbow beach and enjoyed a few hours of sun and we walked out to Carlo Sand Blow which was breath taking! You walk through a woodland forest and pop out in the middle of this 15-hectare sand dune which faces down onto the beach below. However, in set the rain and we had a look at the weather forecast, the rain was set to stay, so we decided to head north and escape and we were off to 1770!
We departed 1770 at 8am on a 90 minute boat ride with 2-3 metre swells. It was a difficult boat ride, I didn’t think I got sea sick… well I do… as did most on board. But when we arrived at Lady Musgrave Island, wow, we were faced with the most amazing blue, calm, beautiful water. We spent the day walking the island, held a sea cucumber, swimming with sea turtles, snorkelling, a fantastic buffet lunch and perfect weather. It was picture perfect, the crew were lovely and I highly recommend it to everyone!
That night we drove to Bundaberg and slept there. We slept right on the beach front and in the morning travelled down to spend the day in Noosa. We cooked up a bbq right on the beach of Noosa Heads. We had amazing weather and lapped up the sun.
We then headed south for a day at Dreamworld and White Water World on the Gold Coast. We had an enjoyable day, but unfortunately didn’t have ideal weather, faced with some rain. We travelled up to have dinner in Brisbane and slept under neath the Storey Bridge, it was quite spectacular.
We decided to spend out last day in Currumbin, so we travelled down in the morning and lapped up the 30 degree weather and enjoyed the warm waves before heading back to Brisbane to drop off our Apollo camper with over 2000km added to the odometer. A great 6 day get away, very relaxing and saw some a lot of amazing things.
The real beauty of having the Apollo camper was that we were able to move away from the bad weather, and travel around to get the good weather and waves. Thanks Apollo for a really great week!