Its been a morning of smokes and mirrors and so-far it appears Schapelle leads the mad-media scramble 1 - nil.
The 39-year old landed back in Australia at 5.09am this morning after 13 years in Bali, following a drug conviction.
Her bid to avoid the media started in Denpasar where she sensationally switched flights from Virgin to local airline Malindo Air. That move sent media scrambling as a number of journalists were already booked on board the original Virgin flight.
Once she landed in Brisbane her security staff threw another wobbly with two motorcades departing the airport in opposite directions. One arriving at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel, the other headed to her mother's home at Loganlea.
By 6.30am, she had not shown up at her mother Rosleigh Rose's house, in Queensland's south east.
After Corby had left the airport, a member of her security team read a statement on behalf of the family, asking for privacy but also thanking supporters.
"To all those in Australia and to all of those in Bali, who were there throughout the difficult journey, your support has not gone unnoticed," the statement said.