Upward

The next few days and nights was just moving up and west. We stopped at MacRossan Park on the Burdekin River, about 22km east of Charters Towers which wasn’t a bad spot. Very busy but also a very large area 7 day limit but some looked liked they were setup for a longer stay. Many … Continue reading Upward

Collinsville

Places like Collinsville is why we like to get off the main hwy’s and explore the small towns off the coast. What an awesome little town, very friendly and great community spirit. There is a free 72hr RV park at the Showgrounds, an information centre is located on site with very helpful friendly staff. There … Continue reading Collinsville

Lake Elphinstone

Lake Elphinstone is a naturally occurring body of water approximately 3.5 km long and approximately 1 km wide from the centre. The lake is the largest natural freshwater body in Central Queensland.  Due to Lake Elphinstone being uniformly shallow, it’s waters have a relatively high level of plant nutrients containing a range of food plants … Continue reading Lake Elphinstone

Moving north

As we continue to slowly move north we had to be very mindful again of wet muddy ground and pick any over night stops very carefully. We stopped at Dululu for a night and managed to get a concrete slab for our annex which was cool and gravel to park on. It’s a great donation … Continue reading Moving north

Perfect one day………

Ahh finally a few fine days in a row and not freezing 😁 We spent a few nights at Calliope at the River on the south side. When we drove in we were a little shocked at the number of campers. We have stayed here several times and never seen it this busy, seems to … Continue reading Perfect one day………

The Great Escape

After being delayed in Brisbane for a few weeks we were getting itchy feet and going a bit stir crazy being isolated. We started planning “Our Great Escape” heading north, to warmer pastures. Our prisoner escape committee consisted of Chris, chief engineer and driver, Kate planner, organiser and cook and Jess the faithful companion chief … Continue reading The Great Escape

Heading South

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 are … 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