Today we left from Southport on the Gold Coast and headed north to Hervey Bay. It was sad to leave our new friends and nice accommodations at the Aquarius but with whale watching booked for tomorrow it was time to move on. I would say anyone staying on the Gold Coast should check out the Aquarius for a great travel experience. The Aquarius even helped us book our hostel for the next few nights, calling ahead to make reservations and confirming the price. The Aquarius staff thought it would be about an eight hour drive but we made it in five. We are now staying at The Palace and it is only two blocks from the ocean. Nancy and I have our own room this time though we never did end up sharing our last dorm room with anyone. We have to call it an early night because the bus will be here at 6:40 am to pick us up for our whale watching experience.