Caves, caves, caves

OMG where to start. The caves in the Chillagoe area are amazing. We stopped at Eureka Creek rest area for the night on the way to and from Chillagoe to Mareeba. Nothing fancy about the rest area itself, it’s close to the road and on a corner but does have a creek which was so … Continue reading Caves, caves, caves

Ringers Rest

Only a short drive today to Ringers Rest Bush Camp. 6km’s east of Mareeba. Mainly providing camping to those that are self contained, grey water can and is welcomed to drop onto the dry ground. The place is pretty rustic, there are some long drop loo’s and a cold shower. No bins or drinking … Continue reading Ringers Rest

Rocky Creek War Memorial

Rocky Creek War Memorial Camp Ground is right next to, you guess it a war memorial, It is between Tolga and Walkamin near Atheron, Qld. which was the location of the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere during world war 2. It’s $5 per night to camp with the money going towards the maintenance of … Continue reading Rocky Creek War Memorial


A very short drive from Innot Hot Springs is Archer Creek Rest Area. We have stayed here several times and always find it a pretty good. This time it wasn’t too busy. Once more we got some light mizzle but a wonderful sight of a double rainbow followed. On our way through to Atherton we … Continue reading Tablelands

Innot Hot Pools

We spent a couple of days at Pinnarendi Station Stay. $20 unpowered and pick your spot. $30 allocated drive through site with water. Amazing painted amenities block with laundry in the middle. There is an onsite cafe called The Brick Oven, that specialises in Sourdough bread and pizza’s. We can testify their sourdough toasties … Continue reading Innot Hot Pools


Porcupine National Park and the Pyramid Gorge walk is approx 71km north of Hughenden on the Kennedy Development Road. Before you get to the camping/walking tracks there is a gorge lookout with spectacular views down the gorge. The track down to the Pyramid rock is 1.1km from the top downwards over rocky steps, loose gravel. … Continue reading Porcupine


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


Ravenswood is appox 80km from the Burdekin Falls Dam heading north towards the Flinders Hwy 88km east Of Charters Towers. The turnoff into the town is 1km off the main road and worth taking the detour. It was like we stepped back into the 1800’s. Ravenswood was once a thriving gold mining town. Today it … Continue reading Ravenswood

Burdekin Dam

Burdekin Falls Dam, Chris has been very keen to take a drive out to the dam. We have crossed the bridge over the Burdekin River several times over the years and it is a massive river. The road from Collinsville turns to gravel as soon as you turn off the main road.  It was very … Continue reading Burdekin Dam


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