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2017/10/22 Oz Day 16-18: Hamilton Island
π 2017-10-22 00:00 in Australia, Flying, Ozsafari2017, Trips

From Undara, we flew to another island, this time Hamilton Island, a big resort island with multiple airline flights, some international. The first part of the flight was totally VMC, I promise :) (but let's just say that it's a good thing all pilots were IFR rated). After takeoff the clouds went to the ground, and there was no clear path outside of climbing through a hole in the clouds:



where we stayed in Undara
where we stayed in Undara

VFR on top
VFR on top

glad to have others on scope, because I couldn't really see them
glad to have others on scope, because I couldn't really see them














Hamilton Island's runway
Hamilton Island's runway


Once on the ground, we waited for our transport in the hangar:






After arriving, we booked a 4WD buggy tour which didn't have extreme driving, but it was fun enough and mostly to climb to a few peaks with a few:





Top views:




our hotel
our hotel





our planes
our planes

we drove down to a beach
we drove down to a beach





some fish would surface to get food
some fish would surface to get food

We then went to our room, and I saw some sulfur crested cockatoos by our room, so I went to look for my seeds, and made an offering to the single bird:


then another one came and they fought a bit
then another one came and they fought a bit

this one won
this one won

then a few more showed up
then a few more showed up

Some became very friendly and eager quickly, but they have sharp claws, it hurt a bit :)



happy bird
happy bird


We then went to hide back in our room, and the birds stayed, hopeful :)


jennifer felt bullied :)
jennifer felt bullied :)

Some pictures from our room:



Meals:

you could have breakfast by the koalas
you could have breakfast by the koalas



Jennifer found a nice restaurant for us the 2nd night
Jennifer found a nice restaurant for us the 2nd night

wedding party outside
wedding party outside



Most of our time was spent during 2 days going to the great barrier reef for diving

The last morning, we walked on the beach during low tide:

snails that make the shells that hermit crabs steal later :)
snails that make the shells that hermit crabs steal later :)


We then had a nice scenic flight on the way out:




our hotel and beach
our hotel and beach

one of our planes, taking off
one of our planes, taking off



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