Paradise Caves, Noosa National Park

Okay. I am back. Well … sort-of. I am returning with a reduced one-post-per-week blogging schedule. With August now coming to a close and December getting itself ready to knock down my door, I am finding myself with less and less time for Olive & Clo; my priorities having shifted towards planning the upcoming wedding and my honeymoon. Which, needless to say, I am out-of-my-mind excited about.

For this post I am coming to you with a suite of photos from a morning adventure where Rhett and I enjoyed a sunrise from the private enclaves of Paradise Caves. This gem is no secret to locals but can be difficult to locate as it remains relatively hidden beneath the headland of Sunshine Beach, situated at the southern end of Noosa National Park.

The actual journey to these rocky caves proved somewhat stress-free; the short walk lasting no more than 500 metres across a well-worn and distinguished path. However, the decent down to these caves from the headland did get a touch sketchy as Rhett and I soon found ourselves scaling down a small but steep cliff face and scrambling over slippery, barnacle-covered rocks before finally reaching ground level.

And believe it or not, Paradise Caves wasn’t even the best part. Because once we were done exploring, and investigating the rock pools, chasing blue-coloured crabs, and taking one-too-many happy snaps, Rhett and I went further north, dodging through crashing waves and sliding over a few more mossy rocks to get passed a second headland where we discovered another more secluded cave. Which, as you can see, was well-worth the added effort and some very, very wet clothes.

For anybody looking to visit, I wouldn’t recommend trying at high-tide as access to these caves does become extremely dangerous. But as an FYI, Rhett and I arrived an hour before low-tide (approx. 0.52m) and even then, to access the smaller, secluded beaches and second cave adjacent to Paradise Caves required a fair amount of tide-watching, and dodging, and sprinting, and scrambling. Not something I would recommend if you want to remain dry.

These photos pretty much speak for themselves. The caves were effortlessly beautiful, and grand, and slightly unnerving. But all-in-all, a breath-taking must-see place to visit. And one that I would highly recommend to all.

That’s all from me today, and I am delighted to be back in front of my laptop and writing again. I am hoping to upload every Tuesday and despite feeling completely out of practice, I am hoping to get back into a routine with blogging. But until my next post, I would love to know what you guys have been getting up to! I am sure I have plennnnnty to catch up on.

Love Linda, xo

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  1. August 22, 2017 / 6:54 am

    Welcome back, for whatever few minutes you can spare.

    Hopefully, the nature outings are helping ease your stress level as you near December. Just remember that a wedding is supposed to be a time of joy – don’t let details spoil that for you!

    All the best,

    – Deandra

    • August 23, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Hello Deandra! ☺️

      Long time no speak! How have you been!?
      Absolutely – Rhett and I have been making the added effort to get out and about. Especially with everything coming up! It can be so easy to get caught up in the bits and pieces!

      But as always, thanks for stopping by D! 🙂
      I hope you’ve been well! <3

  2. August 22, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Hey!
    How you are well and everything is coming together for the wedding!
    This trip looks amazing and it’s so cool you do it all together as a couple!!! Pics are fantastic!!

    • August 23, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Hello miss! ☺️
      How have you been!? 💛
      Everything going well?

      Thank you my love!
      We are blessed to have found something we can do together. Just another excuse to spend more time with each other! ☺️🙊

      • August 23, 2017 / 11:25 pm

        I’m good thanks! Yes all good! How have you been? Busy it sounds like?
        Absolutely! Nothing better than quality time together!!!

        • August 26, 2017 / 1:11 pm

          I’ve been good! … Obviously utterly terrible at replying to comments though! Haha. But getting super excited with how close we are to the end of the year!

          And definitely busy… stupidly so.
          I’m glad to hear that everything is going well in your side of town! ☺️☺️

          • August 28, 2017 / 1:28 am

            Absolutely! Have you got your dress yet??

  3. August 22, 2017 / 7:02 am

    I can almost feel the slipperiness of the rocks there…to think that you did scale down such slippery faces makes me shiver because let us face it, these adventures can get awkward. Yet as usual the photographs are stunning and I am thinking the sunrise in such dramatic environs would have swept all your cares away. I am glad that you are back and that the wedding preps are gathering steam. xx

    • August 26, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Sorry for the late reply lovely lady! ☺️💜
      It’s finally the weekend here, and have finally found a moment to reply!

      Thank you so much! I will have to send your compliments over to Rhett! ☺️🙊
      I so wish I could show you all these places in person!

      What have you been up to? Have you booked any travels for the end of this year? xoxo

      • August 26, 2017 / 4:37 pm

        No worries hun. You are the bride-to-be. It sounds so good, does it not? Someday if our paths coincide I would love you as my expert guide.
        I have been just writing, running, playing tennis in the evenings and vegging out. The usual caboodle. But in a week we set out on our first American road trip after arriving here and boy are we excited to finally venture into the great outdoors! Can I confess though that I miss the UK so much? It is a heartache and I wonder if it will go away. xx

  4. August 22, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Welcome back! 🙂 Great pictures and I’m sure you had fun on this trip. Congratulations and excited for you! 🙂

    • August 26, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Oh thank you so much V! And apologies for the delayed response! 🙊🙊

      I hope you’ve been well!
      What have you been up to? Anything exciting? xo

      • August 29, 2017 / 2:36 am

        Nah, boring life. Hahaha. I was sick last week but I made good use of the free time and binge watched Game of Thrones, lol

  5. August 22, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I’ve missed your posts Linda. Welcome back. Look forward to them again even if it’s once a week. Exciting times ahead for you soon approaching. Lorelle Xx

    • August 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Lorelle! 💛
      And I must apologize for my tardiness in replying! 😞😞
      But I must say, I completely miss regularly reading your encouraging, happy comments Lorelle!

      I hope you’ve been well! And that life is treating you fantastically. Have you been able to go on any adventures as of late? xo

      • August 26, 2017 / 1:27 pm

        Hey Linda. All good. 😉
        We are actually heading off to Singapore in a months time. Looking forward to the break with the fam. Xx

  6. August 22, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Welcome back Linda. So nice to see your beautiful photos again.
    Liz x

    • August 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much lovely Liz. ☺️💛
      I hope you’ve been well! 😌

  7. August 22, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Missed you Linda!!! Take all the time you need for your wedding, that’s a special time! I haven’t been married but I heard from a coworker that the best piece of advice she got was to spend time with your new husband during the wedding because you can get so distracted by everything that you don’t take time for each other. Love the photos as always and your amazing sense of adventure to get them!

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Ohhh! It Pamela! ☺️🙌🏼
      Hello gorgeous girl! How has life been treating you?
      I am so so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. I’ve become utterly terrible at keeping up. Must get better at it! 🤣😭

      That is such fab advice. And one that I have heard many times before! I imagine it would be too easy to get caught up in all the fan-fare that I’ll just forget to enjoy it all 😂.

      What have you been up to lately Miss?
      Keeping out of mischief!?

      • August 27, 2017 / 5:07 am

        Oh I’ve been doing my readings for school. Sooo fun hahaha 😅

  8. August 22, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Welcome back! Super excited for you and Rhett’s wedding! Take it easy

  9. August 22, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    It’s so nice to hear from you again Linda! This spot is gorgeous, you guys made the right choice to keep exploring 😀
    I am so excited about your upcoming wedding and honeymoon!! From the sounds of it, you guys are going to have so much fun!!

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      Bahhh! Sorry for my delayed reply baby doll! 😭🤦🏻‍♀️
      And thank you so much. I am glad you like it! Was definitely a beautiful find! 💛☺️

      I will be sure to keep you posted! I’m still eyebrow deep in the honeymoon planning. Fingers crossed it will all get sorted soon!!

  10. August 22, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Welcome back Linda! I missed reading about your amazing adventures. Paradise Caves is stunning! Wishing you the best of luck on your upcoming wedding! I know it is going to be sensational. xx

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous Nat! ☺️❤️
      And I am so sorry that it’s taken me so long to get back to you! I have so missed chatting to you! And it feels so good to be back at it.

      I hope you’ve been well! How’s your blog going and well, everything else!? ❤️☺️

  11. Keri Elaine
    August 23, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Good to have you back! I think the new schedule will fit into your life perfectly. I must admit I’m dying for wedding details.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Hey darling K! ❤️☺️
      How are things!? What’s new? I hope you’ve been well. Kicking goals and such.

      And thanks babe! I dare say the new schedule will definitely do well… considering how hopeless I am at replying to comments already! 🤦🏻‍♀️ (chastises self).

      I will be sure to keep you posted re: wedding.
      I’m still in the honeymoon planning stage. Which is stressful … and super exciting! 😘😘

  12. August 23, 2017 / 2:41 am

    It sounds like you guys had an adventure getting to the caves! I love the shots, it looks so beautiful there! Good luck with planning your wedding/honeymoon!!

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Here! Thank you so so much Cleia! ☺️❤️
      It is absolutely stunning at the caves. Definitely worth a visit!
      I hope you’ve been well!

  13. August 23, 2017 / 4:32 am

    Stunning photos! I especially love the one in which you seem to stand on your tiptoes 🙂
    And welcome back <3

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Oh thanks so much beautiful! I hope you’ve been well! ☺️❤️ What’s new in your life? xo

  14. August 23, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Hi Linda, welcome back. I missed your beautiful posts and your notifications on my blog too. I pray everything goes well and you have a blast at your wedding and honeymoon.

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Eek! Mariam. It is so good to hear from you again!
      Thank you so so much. I think the luck will be much needed! 🤣🤣 And I hope you’ve been well! Xo

  15. August 24, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Dear Linda and Rhett

    This morning while viewing your stunning pictures, the gorgeous scenery of the caves and surrounding beach, reminded me how important getting back to nature is and not to sweat the small stuff! Enjoy planning your wedding and relish each and every moment as it happens!

    Blessings

    Onyx.Natasha
    🌸

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Oh Nat. 💜😘
      How utterly wonderful to hear from you again.
      And I am so sorry with the delay in getting back to you.
      It’s finally Saturday – and with that, some much needed breathing space!

      And as always – thank you for your kind, encouraging words! I hope you’ve had a wonderful month! Have you managed to do some exploring and sunrise watching this month? xo

      • August 30, 2017 / 6:48 am

        Hi Linda, it looks like I have a lot of comment catching-up to do with everyone! Just like you, I too have been absent from blogging.
        As of yet B.D and I have not done much exploring. It’s been a little chilly here and I’ve been working my ‘day job’. I’m truly hoping to soon purchase a booster-seat for Bronson-David so that we eventually can do some well-earned exploring! I hope yours and Rhett’s wedding plans are coming along smoothly, just remember to take each moment as it comes and know that it will all work out how it’s meant to be, faith and hope go a long way!
        😘

  16. August 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

    There’s my girl!! Beautiful, beautiful beautiful! The color of the water is so alluring and the formations are so massive! Always a pleasure my dear. xx

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      So so goooooood to hear from you V! ☺️💛
      How have you been my gorgeous angel!
      Your Instagram photos have been so dreamy lately!
      You and hubby have been living the life! ☺️❤️

  17. August 25, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Oh how i missed seeing your posts pop up on my feed!! So glad to have you back! Once a week is better than none so delighted with that 🙂
    Countdown sure is on little lady 🙂 How you feeling???
    xxxx

    • August 26, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      Goooood! Which reminds me! I have to log on Wattsapp and reply to you and Ang’s messages! My goodness, I’ve been terrible lately! 😳😳

      How are you going with your 3-week posting schedule!? And life? How’s hubby? Any more holidays planned?

      I’m feeling good… kind of stressed to be honest. But hey – the stress has to do with honeymoon and wedding planning. So cannot really complain now can I! Haha. 😅😅

      • August 30, 2017 / 6:33 am

        You’ve been so bad!!! hahahah Just kidding we know how busy a little bee you’ve been!! Your lucky you have a wedding to plan and we are both suckers for em 🙂

        Im getting there slowly but surely on the schedule and using the tips from Ang to help me through! Life is good, coming into busy season at work so on my toes for sure! Hubby is hubby so all good there 🙂

        Heading back home this weekend for my niece’s christening so super excited for that!! After that a good few weeks in London which I’m looking forward to!!

        Enjoy every minute of the planning, it goes by in the blink of an eye thats for sure!! It will all be worth it I promise!! Let me know if you need any tips or tricks! Happy to help!!

        Looking forward to the posts on this!

        xxxx

  18. August 29, 2017 / 1:09 am

    Welcome Back! These photos look incredible, wish I’d found them when I was over your side of the world!

  19. September 20, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I am so happy I found your blog because your photos are some of the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen. I am so so jealous of this adventure – makes me want to spend the rest of my life travelling to such beautiful places! Thank you so much for sharing and I cannot wait to see more posts <3

    • October 21, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hello beautiful Maria! 💛
      I have just returned from an internet hiatus of sorts – so I am so sorry for just getting to your message now!

      Thank you so much! You are so absolutely lovely to say! ☺️☺️☺️ I hope you have been able to go on a few adventures yourself! Especially with the upcoming holiday! ☺️

  20. October 31, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    We’ll be right here waiting for you to come back! Miss you online Linda! I keep stalking your blog and insta. i hope you’re doing well! Excited for the wedding coming soon.

    • November 1, 2017 / 7:07 am

      Hahahah! Asaake! You are an absolute gem.
      What’s been happening?

      Can you believe it’s November. Honestly. Where did 2017 go!?

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