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

Corella Dam

What an awesome spot and great to see blue water and green grass. We have heard from several other travellers that this was a great spot but it was very busy and spots next to the water were hard to get. It is a large area with plenty of areas away from the water. We … Continue reading Corella Dam

Mary Kathleen

Wow this place is awesome. Mary Kathleen was originally a mining town but was abandoned in 1984 and uranium mining ceased in 1982. Uranium was discovered here in 1954 by Clem Walton and Norm McConachy and the township was named Mary Kathleen after Norm’s wife. The following year Rio Tinto developed the open cut mine … Continue reading Mary Kathleen

Boulia

You don’t find the Min Min lights, they find you……… But I get ahead of myself. After leaving the Middleton Hotel we continued on the road towards Boulia and stopped at Cawnpore Lookout. Bit of a short steep walk from the parking space down the bottom and rocks can be lose so watch your step. … Continue reading Boulia

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