Foiled again, Qld wet season was another beauty, with record floods out west and the rest of QLD receiving lots of rain with some of the dirt roads in FNQ and out west still closed. And to top it off Cyclone Ului has crossed the QLD coast as a category 3 cyclone at Airlie Beach. Causing damage and flooding in the area. Areas out North West are also expected to get some more rain making it difficult for us to travel in these areas at this time.
We have decided we really need to plan a trip up north well away from the wet and cyclone season, maybe next June/July. The benefit of the good wet season is the dams are at the highest they have been in more than 10 yrs.
Australia is such a beautiful place you can just point the caravan in any direction and see some awesome scenery along the way. We have decided to point it towards the Victoria High Country and the Great Ocean Road, first stop Bright and the surrounding areas before moving to Mansfield and checking out both areas by 4WD, supposed to be some great 4WD tracks in the High Country, will be looking out for huts along the way. We will then travel along the Great Ocean Road, Great Otway National Park and into Mt Gambier in SA. From there it just depends on what time we have left of our 5 weeks away.
We are in full swing for preparing for our trip Chris has serviced the van and Jackaroo; everything has been given a good clean ready for us to get it dirty again. With lots more other bits and pieces being done getting us ready to leave in just over a week.