Heading South

7/9/19 Alas our time in paradise had to come to an end. With only 2 weeks left we had to keep moving south. We called into Tully to look at the Giant Golden Gumboot a monument to the record breaking rains of 1950, when 7.9m of rainfall made it the wettest town in Australia. There … Continue reading Heading South

Babinda

Once we left Archer Creek we popped into Milla Milla falls as it’s only a short detour off the main hwy, before continuing on to Innisfail to do some much needed grocery shopping. Wind Turbines on Windy Hill Wind Farm at Ravenshoe. Our completed route so far. Red line shows where we have been. Then … Continue reading Babinda

Archer Creek Rest Area

We left Cobbold Gorge about 8.30am, the trip back into Forsayth taking the best part of an hour. We stopped at Georgetown for morning tea before continuing along the Savannah Way stopping at any place of interest along the way. One stop was Mt Surprise which is one of the stops of the Savannahlander train … Continue reading Archer Creek Rest Area

Croydon

We got up pretty smartly this morning to pop down to the markets at the Sunset Tavern, walking distance from the park. Even at that time it was warming up and we knew we were in for a hot day. There was only a handful of stalls and not the sort of things we were … Continue reading Croydon

Normanton

There were several big trucks passing by overnight, making it a bit noisy at times, overall all a good place to stop for the night. The road up to Burke and Wills Roadhouse was very good and 2 lanes. From there to Normanton the road was rougher and at times only single lane. We were … Continue reading Normanton

Terry Smith Lookout

The wind did die down overnight and isn’t too bad this morning. We really need to go into Cloncurry, we umm and ahhh about doing a run in from here, nearly 120km round trip and then stay another night or 2 or stay here until lunch then just head off do our Cloncurry bits and … Continue reading Terry Smith Lookout

Middleton Hotel

We sat back and relaxed at the waterhole for the morning and packed up after lunch heading into Winton for a quick look at the new Waltzing Matilda Centre. Then it was then onto the Boulia Road heading towards Middleton Hotel for the night. Got there about arvo cuppa time, several other vanners here. Camping … Continue reading Middleton Hotel

Longreach

We drove the 25km into Longreach to go to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. First stop was fill up with water which is across from the visitor information centre on the Cnr of Sandpiper and the Landsborough hwy in a large parking bay for caravans. The dump point is also in this area. A servo was … Continue reading Longreach

Muttaburra

Very peaceful night at Emu Rest Area at Aramac. Had a lovely long chat with 2 families with 11 kids between them who are on their way home after being away for 4 months. What an amazing adventure to have with their children one they will all remember for a long time. The road to … Continue reading Muttaburra

Tambo to Aramac

Apparently it got down to below zero last night, but it didn’t feel that cold in the van. After a quick fill of fuel we started heading to Blackall. On the way the Ute started playing up and Chris assumed it was water in the fuel filter. We stopped for morning tea and drained the … Continue reading Tambo to Aramac