I hope everyone had a good weekend. This weekend Corey & I travelled four hours north to celebrate his brother’s 21st birthday at Halliday Bay, Queensland. If you enjoy a game of golf, and/or love the coastline of the Whitsunday’s, then this spot is for you.
Halliday Bay is a small community based right on the coastal line of Queensland, with the Halliday Bay Resort and golf course being its main attraction. Close by are other communities such as Ball Bay, Seaforth and Cape Hillsborough.
Friday – the trip North:
I was lucky enough to score Friday off work, so Corey and I were able to take our time travelling North and spend a few hours shopping in Mackay. The trip to Mackay took us around 3.5 hours, and an extra 30 minutes to Halliday Bay. After a few hours spent shopping in the Caneland’s shopping centre, we arrived at the Halliday Bay Resort around 5:30pm to meet with Corey’s family.
Since everyone arrived so late, we spent Friday night around the heater watching the football at the bar. We watched the Brisbane Bronco’s take out the South Sydney Rabbits (NRL) along with fish & chips, and a few drinks.
Saturday – Golfing:
Saturday morning was spent with a BBQ breakfast on the beach, followed by a 9-hole game of golf. The golf course ranges for all different skill levels, with pretty views of the ocean and lovely scenic views of the course. I don’t play golf myself, so I watched and scored for Corey. After the first round of golf, we then headed back up to the bar and enjoyed a lovely meal for lunch. Can you guess what we did next? We all played another round of golf.
Saturday night we celebrated Aiden’s 21st (Corey’s older brother), up at the bar/restaurant with dinner, drinks and of course… cake!!! After dinner we then headed back to our cabins and enjoyed a quiet night of late night talks and alcohol.
Sunday – Seaforth, Kinchant Dam and the trip home:
Sunday was the day to head back home, because unluckily I had work Monday morning. As the drive is only 4 hours to home, we all headed to Seaforth for their markets, and a look at their ‘Trash and Treasure’ shed. The ‘Trash and Treasure’ shed is full of second hand pieces sold really cheap! I scored a lovely flower vase for my room for only $3.50!
After our morning we said our goodbyes to Halliday Bay and Corey’s family, as we started our drive home, where we stopped at Kinchant Dam for lunch with Corey’s dad, step mum and two younger step brothers. Kinchant Dam is located 41km west of Mackay, and 40 minutes from North Eton. The little outdoor restaurant/café was awesome! Lunch included awesome food, live music and views overlooking the dam. I recommend staying and having a look at Kinchant Dam if you are ever passing through this area.
Sadly, after lunch we had to except that our weekend away was coming to an end. We said our final goodbyes and headed home.
I hope everyone’s weekend was as eventful or enjoyable as mine! I love weekends spent with family and full of adventures.
- For more details on accommodation, packages etc. for the Halliday Bay Resort, click here.
- For more details on location, camping etc. for Kinchant Dam, click here.