BREATH taking!!!! The drop off was just mesmerizing as it was a GIANT sand dune, and the view was to die for. We stayed here for a bit and had Butsy on lead for safety – plus the dingo thing freaked me out and I kept thinking a dingo would just ambush us since we were in a bit of wilderness. Now once the photo opportunities were over we looked up at the sky and I said ‘Stevie I think those rain clouds are coming inland’ .. nek minute we felt rain drops. So we made a run for it back to the car – we got caught in a down pour, hid under a park shelter for about 10minutes before we realised the rain wasn't getting any lighter, so we legged it back to the car. Butsy loved the running and was a trooper!! When we made it to the car we towelled Butsy off, bought some ciders from the bottle and off to the cabin we go. We deserved a good hot dinner and a drink. Perfect for a rainy night in.
After breakfast we went and explored CARLO SAND BLOW. We were instantly in the desert when we got to this gem, it was stunning! The cliff edges, the stretch of sand, the way that you had the beach on one site and a beautiful forest scenery on the other side! Just spectacular. Bucket list for sure!
(It is advised that this is a national park and only support/service dogs can enter).
After exploring this beautiful part of the world for almost 2.5hours we decided to go back to the cabin for a much deserved rest and possibly a sneaky snack.
This concludes part 1 of 3 of the road trip blog.
Part 2 of 3 will be Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton/Yeppoon.
Address: 308 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach 4581
1. Any cabin that is pet friendly will have an extra cleaning fee on top of the booking.
2. Dogs on lead at all times.
3. You need to call up and get your dog 'cleared' before arriving (they were not too strict on this, winning!).
We booked the ensuite cabin as it was cheaper. It just means you pretty much share the bedroom with the kitchen/dining room. All it really means is that you get to eat food in bed - holiday life! The cabin had a queen bed and a bunk bed, and enough floor space for Butsy to stretch out (he is 7kg! Such a huge pooch).