Noosa Heads: "Just outside this town, which was really cute, by the way -- great shopping -- there were these awesome trails to remote beaches. If you kept your eyes to the trees, you'd see wild koalas hanging out," says Meghan.
Daintree Rainforest: "The forest was lush and full of adventure," says John-Kai. "To get there, we had to drive onto a ferry to cross a river filled with crocodiles. We also saw a few cassowaries, which are huge flightless birds."
Fraser Island: "There are hidden lakes with crystal-clear water, wild dingoes wandering the beaches and forests, and tons of off-road tracks," says Meghan. "We took a guided excursion, but next time we'd go it alone."
Peppers Beach Club & Spa in Palm Cove: "It wasn't high season, so we'd drive until we found an interesting city, explore a few hotels, and book the one we liked best. This resort turned out to be incredible! We had a hot tub on our balcony that overlooked the ocean," says John-Kai.
Food@Eumundi: "Between Brisbane and Noosa Heads we grabbed breakfast at this little cafe in the artsy town of Eumundi," Meghan says. "A warm, welcoming young couple own it, and we still dream about their French toast."