Well G’day and a warm moist sticky Green Tree Frog welcome from me, Gav Adventure, the founding frog funster of the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.
Since this is my first frog blog, perhaps a little humble introduction to me, the most famous frog in Far North Queensland…
Unlike most Green Tree Frogs, I come from Melbourne. Yes if you know your frogs, you know we aren’t found in Victoria. But somehow there I was, flashy, successful and the alpha amphibian in the frog-eat-frog corporate world. Then one day I was eating my cockroach sushi on the hop at lunchtime when I spotted the Queensland travel poster with the most gorgeous beach I’d ever seen and the caption: ”Beautiful one day, perfect the next.”
It hit me so hard I almost croaked. Sure I was top frog, BUT I was an imposter in a fancy suit, driving a fancy car, eating fancy food, wooing high maintenance fancy frogettes. I needed to find where I really belonged, where I could make a living surrounded by lush gardens, fun, chilled-out people on holidays and a forest full of cute frogettes!
Well that was many years ago. And I did find my paradise here at Airlie Beach in the beautiful Whitsundays. (The forest of cuties has proved to be more elusive but I’m working on that). Now I own and run the resort just crowned the best in Australia, the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort. Named after humble old me of course!
My journey has proven I am a ridgy-didge amphibian (which is Greek for double life). But my double life didn’t involve that tedious tadpole bit – my two lives were Melbourne and now, here in paradise where I no longer feel like a frog out of water. Quite the contrary actually as my place has the biggest lagoon style pool in Airlie Beach. Yeah baby!
Over the years I worked hard to created a resort that makes people happy every hour of their waking day. I tried hard at night too, but when I put on my best ‘all singing, all brawking’ show I got a rousing reaction; “Will you SHUT UP!” Sheeesh, I’m only trying to make the night-time ambience a little more exotic. You just can’t please some people.
Anyway, that’s enough for now. It’s just a taste of my blog where I’ll tell you more about life and all our adventures here in paradise, where the welcome mat is always out – specially to you poor souls in the southern states. We’ve got a whole new meaning of chilled-out up here!
Gav Adventure, Paradise