1st April – We woke to sun and blue skies, great for drying out the camper. We had a leisurely morning, no rush, gave the canvas plenty of time to dry out. A lovely spot worth stopping for the night.
We took the road signposted to Injune, turnoff just outside Taroom on the north side. 159 km’s of mostly good dirt road. Well 100 km’s of it, was a very lovely scenic picturesque drive. The road does get a bit rough approx. 50 km’s to Injune for about 15 km’s before hitting the tar. The tar was pretty rough with massive pot holes.
Well that sucks, well from our perspective it does. Injune has been hit by the mining company. They have bought the local caravan park which was always a great place to stay. It is now filled with mining cars and dongas. You can still get sites there but we didn’t make any inquires. Wow just looked on their web site, $40 a day powered and $25 unpowered. That’s what you would expect to pay in a lot bigger park with more facilities in a major town or city, used to be you got a couple of nights free and then it was $5 a night. The information centre has moved to a new building but was closed on Easter Monday when we came through, might call in on the way out. There is a new Spar supermarket open 7 days, a chemist, new playground and I’m sure a few other changes. No longer the sleepy rustic town it was, that’s progress for you good and bad.
We were able to fill up with water at a tap at the info centre and top up with fuel. There is a dump point near the servo.
We pulled off for the night approx. 70 km’s on the way to Mt Moffatt in an old quarry with great views hidden from the road.