Due to the conditions at Lake Lenthall, we arrived late at our overnight stay near Lake MacDonald. We left early in the morning again for Noosa Heads, which I had visited once some twenty plus years ago with my parents.
Lake MacDonald is a laid back area. Therefore we would have loved to stay there for the next days, but our room was booked already, so we couldn’t extend our stay there.
When we arrived at Noosa Heads, our first – and only – way was to Noosa National Park. Some twenty years ago, we saw Koalas there, which were grunting in the morning, we saw a monitor lizard scavenging for prey in the woods and had a good time.
Today, I was shocked. Totally shocked. The National Parks parking lot was completely full. Traffic was horrible throughout the center of the town and there was that stressful buzz everywhere. After short discussion, we decided to head out of the city northbound towards Rainbow Beach.
We stopped at Boreen Point and had lunch at one of the park banks located at the shore of Lake Cootharaba. This was so much better than tripping other each other in Noosa.
Why did we decide to turn north again from Noosa to Rainbow Beach? Because meteorology reports showed that it was expected to be the area least impacted by Debbie. The cyclone was now scheduled to land fall north of Airlie Beach. And then do almost a U-shaped turn circumventing Fraser Island and leave Australia mainland again in the area south of Brisbane.