Qld Camping

Lake Tinaroo – Barrabadeen Campground


It’s a lovely overcast afternoon here at Blue Sky – as close as we are going to get to a rainy day in Mareeba, so perfect blogging weather!  Those of you who follow us on instagram and facebook will know that on the ANZAC Day long weekend we had a terrific time camping with all the extended family at Camp Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo.  Camping at Lake Tinaroo was on our ‘hitlist’ for this year so it is awesome to have ticked another little adventure off.  Camp Barrabadeen is owned by the Scout Organisation and we have camped here many times with the kids as part of their scouting activities so we knew it was a top spot.  Hot showers, toilets, firepits, pretty level and shady sites right on the water, ability to hire canoes and you can launch your boat from right in front of the campsites – it doesn’t get much better than that!  It is a little expensive – $10 per person per night – kids under 6 free, but the money does go to a good cause! Continue reading

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So I had set myself the goal of finishing all the posts about our ‘Fealy Family Adventure 2015’ by the end of January.  I’m hoping that finishing this last post off by the end of February kinda gets me over the line? Sort of, maybe?  No, not really, I know.  Anyway, we are right in the throes of planning ‘Fealy Family Adventure 2016’ now, so definitely looking forward to some new posts later in the year!

Ok, right – where were we? After a wonderful few days at Elim Beach, we dragged ourselves away with the promise from Matt that we would find a beautiful spot on the Palmer River near Maytown to set up for the next few nights.  Just for the record – I had voted to stay a few more nights at Elim, but Matt loves freshwater far better than the beach so he was keen to head off and find a little spot of paradise all to ourselves! Continue reading

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Elim Beach


Hello Everyone!  It’s always this time of year that sees us with very itchy feet – just wanting to be done with mangoes, avocados, backpackers and all things farm related!!!  We are in a bit of a lull at Blue Sky at the moment while we wait for our avocados to be ready so we can start picking them, which means Matt and I have had some time at home together to start planning our camping holiday in July – so many places, so many options!

Anyway – with Easter coming up – I thought I’d better get my act together and tell you about Elim Beach – it is an amazing camping spot and you might just want to head there these holidays! Continue reading

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Right, I have set myself a goal to finish the blog posts about our Fealy Family Adventure 2015 by the end of January as this is just getting ridiculous blogging six months after the trip!

Ok, so after we spent a day on the Bloomfield Track and set up camp at the Lions Den Hotel for a couple of nights – it was time to spend a day exploring Cooktown.  We have to put a disclaimer out here that Kipp did not sleep much at all at the Lions Den for the whole time we stayed there, so we must admit that we did not tackle seeing the sights of Cooktown with our usual vigour, instead opting for some very ‘cruisy’ driving around, long lunch at the playground kinda visit.  We will definitely need to make a return trip to check out some more of the sights! Continue reading

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The Bloomfield Track

IMG_8996The first three months (January – March) are super busy times for us on the farm and our adventures are pretty much non-existent during this period, so I’m going to take the opportunity to catch up on some long overdue blog posts!  First up – to finish off our trip in June/July last year exploring the Daintree, Cooktown etc.  The last post I did was a wrap up of Cape Tribulation – so now to share the awesome day we had exploring The Bloomfield Track.

I’ll start by saying that the Bloomfield Track is probably one of the most scenic and interesting 4wd trips we have done to date.  It had everything from creek crossings, terrific views, great places to stop and explore, steep climbs, winding ranges, a narrow track and scary descents – it was fantastic and if you get a chance – might sure you do this drive! Continue reading

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Cape Tribulation

IMG_8904So, this must be some kind of record – even for us – for the trip that has taken the longest to blog about – aaaargh – I honestly wish there were more hours in the day to do all the fun stuff I love!  Anyway, going back to our trip back in June exploring Cape Tribulation, the Daintree and Cooktown, here’s a short post on checking out Cape Tribulation. Continue reading

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Camping at the Daintree

IMG_8860I’ve been hanging out to tell you all about the great ten days camping we had in late June, early July this year and seeing as it is World Cassowary Day today, I thought a post about camping in the Daintree where we got to see a real life cassowary and his chick, would be fitting.  After a busy mango and avocado season at Blue Sky Produce, we were counting down the days until we could hitch Black Betty up and hit the road for our annual camping holiday.  We had opted for something close to home this year, something not as costly in terms of fuel and not having to spend as much time driving with a 1 year old in the car!  We were also in need of some quality family time to relax, read and unwind, so wanted a trip with plenty of downtime in it.  It was going to be hard to beat our Lawn Hill trip from last year, but a round trip via the Daintree and Cooktown looked like just the right little jaunt for our Fealy Family Adventure for 2015! Continue reading

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DSC_0026What’s this – I hear you ask? An actual blog post from the Fealy Family again?  I know – we’ve been AWOL recently and I’m very sorry if anybody has been missing us!  But guess what?  We went camping over this Queen’s Birthday June long weekend and it was so, so awesome I have to share it with you and hopefully I will kick back into blogging gear again and fill you all in on what has been happening up here recently!

So, here goes.  Let me tell you about Chillagoe! Continue reading

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O’briens Creek

DSC_0715Throwback Thursday today, so time to catch up on another post that I didn’t share from last year.  Remember when we did our trip out to Lawn Hill at the end of June in 2014?  Well, we finished that trip off with a weekend camping with all the family and doing some gem fossicking at O’briens Creek, just out of Mt Surprise. Continue reading

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Babinda Boulders


The other spot we visited a few times while staying at Bramston Beach was the Babinda Boulders.  The kids loved it here and the water was lovely and refreshing and not quite as ‘fresh’ as the beautiful Josephine Falls. Continue reading

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