Lemon Tree a hidden gem

Geoff and Lynne.
Geoff and Lynne.


‘A Hidden Gem’. This was how grey nomad Lynne McDowell described Lemon Tree Passage when News Of The Area asked her impressions of the place.

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Lynne, with her partner Geoff Simmons, took two weeks from their home base in Yarra Valley (Victoria) to travel to Queensland with their caravan.

“Why Lemon Tree?”we asked.

“I’d heard of the place,” Geoff said.

“We decided to give the main tourist towns a miss and seek out the unspoilt quiet out-of-the-way coastal villages. Lemon Tree was one of them.”

With this in mind, it was suggested that they take ‘The Lakes Way’ on their journey north and call in at Seal Rocks.

Word of mouth and the upgrade of Lemon Tree waterfront facilities has seen a massive rise in the number of day trippers and people seeking somewhere to holiday or to retire to from the rat-race of the cities.

On top of this, the wildlife and native flora also draw visitors to the nature trails which now circle the peninsula.
Koalas, dolphins, sea eagles, pelicans and even sea turtles can be found around the foreshore.

The photo was taken by local sports fisherman Daniel Mc.

He makes videos and posts freeze frame photos of his exploits.

This delightful shot captures a friendly pelican snaffling a fish he was tossed.




A very happy pelican at Tanilba Bay.
A very happy pelican at Tanilba Bay.

One thought on “Lemon Tree a hidden gem

  1. The trick isnt freeze frame video – Its just taking lots of photos and picking which one worked (hold the shutter button in, get around 30 photos as I throw the fish – throw away 29 of those photos and keep the best one 🙂 )

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