LIFE ON ROAD: German backpackers Anna Weigand and Marvin Gronschoelski love the Gladstone marina.
LIFE ON ROAD: German backpackers Anna Weigand and Marvin Gronschoelski love the Gladstone marina. Tegan Annett

Marina a special spot for German backpackers

ANNA Weigand and Marvin Gronschoelski are a long way from home - but spending time at the Gladstone marina makes them a little less homesick.

The German backpackers have been in Gladstone for three days and said the marina and Spinnaker Park were their favourite places.

The pair has driven down the coast of Queensland from Cairns, passing through Townsville, Charters Towers and Emerald.

"We were driving around Gladstone and we got to the marina and just thought it was a really nice place," Anna said.

"We like Spinnaker Park too - it's beautiful," Marvin added.

Anna, who lives 20km from the beach at her home town in Germany, said it was almost like home.

"It's a bit like it I suppose, (but) it's a lot warmer here," she laughed.

"We like the marina because it's quiet and so many people pass by and are fishing all the time, so that's pretty good."

Marvin is from Hamburg, an inland city in northern Germany. While in Gladstone they are planning to look for work.

Their next stop is Byron Bay.

For the next eight to nine months the pair will continue to travel before returning to Cairns.



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