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A chain of sandy beaches beginning at Caloundra, about 96 km north of Brisbane, and stretching for about 140 km. it includes a number of resort towns, national parks, beautiful rainforest and mountain scenery, dairy farms, sugarcane and tropical fruit plantations. At the Big Pineapple, near Nambour, you can tour a tropical fruit and nut plantation and sample the fruit.

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Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania.  A wilderness retreat set on the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Lake St. Clair National Park.

A timeless place set apart by a wealth of natural beauty.

Cast a fly for trout of throw another log onto a huge open fire.  Abseil a sheer rock wall or unwind with a book in a soft leather chair.  Park your canoe in the middle of glassy Dove Lake or settle down in the restaurant to a glass of red wine.  Climb to a mountain peak or just climb back into bed.

At Cradle Mountain Lodge you just let nature take its course.

 

Ref: atravelersguide

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The water sparkles under a golden sun as you pull farther away from shore.  Headed toward the ideal day, you aim for a place where the shoreline meets a mountain.  Letting you fingers dangle in the crystal clear water, you watch clouds drift by and disappear as quickly as your cares.  Seeing a loon surface just a few feet away, you realized this is as close as you can get to the perfect vacation.