Bruce has a sense of humour

We complete our second longest drive yet to get from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon - seven hours down the Bruce Highway from 8am until 3pm (sandwiches made en route without stopping). Just after we leave Townsville we encounter a road sign that pre-empts the chorus from the backseat by nanoseconds: "ARE WE THERE YET?". The laconic aussie wit continues for kilometres, with a series of road signs well placed to keep us awake... and giggling.