Barney’s Beach Thallon

We did some shopping in Goondiwindi, filled up with fuel and bought lunch. There are several really lovely parks in Goondiwindi, we think it’s a really nice town. After lunch we headed to Thallon a small country town west of Goondiwindi. Not a lot there, pub is supposed to have great meals. There is an … Continue reading Barney’s Beach Thallon

Boobera Lagoon

We left Bengalla Reserve this morning and called into Lees Reserve for a look. The water was definitely up a lot higher than the last time we were there. We had morning tea before heading into Goondiwindi. Due to Anzac Day part of the Main Street was blocked off and the place looked very busy. … Continue reading Boobera Lagoon

Bengalla Reserve

This trip we are looking for some serious RR after being very busy at home. We have 3 weeks away to fulfil that task. Leaving Brisbane and taking approximately a week to get to Lightning Ridge in NSW, our first stop was Bengalla Reserve on the Dumaresq River not far out of Goondiwindi. We have … Continue reading Bengalla Reserve

Lara Wetlands

Barcaldine was a hive of activity, so many parked vans we lost count. Nice tidy friendly little town. Our friends had told us of this wonderful place with an Artesian pool, wetlands with lots of birds, free canoes to use, hot showers and toilets. Fire pit at each site with free wood. We had driven … Continue reading Lara Wetlands

Matilda Way

We arrived in Winton about morning tea time. After a cuppa we had a walk up the Main Street and checked out the new building being built to replace the Waltzing Matilda Centre that unfortunately burnt down a few years ago. So good to see they are replacing it, the old one was great. After … Continue reading Matilda Way

Lark Quarry

Lark Quarry was really interesting and very impressive. The tour starts off with a series of short videos and talk by one of the tour guides telling you about the history of Lark Quarry, how the first footprint was discovered and the events that led on from there over many years before the actual stampede … Continue reading Lark Quarry

Diamantina National Park

Boom or Bust, Water or Dust, as isolated as it is dusty, at times you can be cut off at the Diamantina by overflowing clay pans or flood waters spilling from the multiple river channels. Seems a great advertising for the park as found in one of the brochures. Sounds very inviting. Our experience was … Continue reading Diamantina National Park

Bedourie, an Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie means "dust storm" population 120. Is perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek. In the 1880's Bedourie was a major watering and rest stop for drivers moving cattle from NT and NW Qld to Birdsville. Bedourie is home to the Bedourie Camp Oven. In 1920's a tin smith constructed the camp oven … Continue reading Bedourie, an Oasis in the Desert

Q – Cuttaburra Crossing

Cuttaburra Crossing – T, F, OR, B, W, D, DP. 68 kms from Bedourie on the Eyre Developmental Road. There is a toilet and dump point. It opens up to a flat gravel area next to the river, there is a shelter shed with table and seat. A track leads off following the river, there are … Continue reading Q – Cuttaburra Crossing