17/04/14 – We filled up fuel and water in Moura and did a bit of shopping. As you come into town on the right hand side there is a truck wash down area. Next to that, town side is water for filling up your water tank. Dump point is just past the town, turn left just after the railway line, on the left.
We had lunch at Theodore and the Junction Park which was a really lovely spot along the river. Donations are requested if you stay the night and there are $1 showers. We were tempted to stay a few nights but decided to keep moving to our destination of Chain Lagoons.
Chain Lagoons is 16km north of Taroom, via Chain Lagoons road. Approx 1 km along the road we came to what looked like to be a camping area, but not that exciting and not near the lagoon. Access to the lagoons has been blocked off with a fence across the road. We took a side track which got narrower and then eventually rain parallel with the main road and then stopped. Not sure what the point of the track was. We decided to head to Lake Murphy Conservation Park for the night instead.
18km north of Taroom onto Fitzroy Development Road then a further 12km along a well graded road to the Lake Murphy camping area. The drive to Lake Murphy can only be described as beautiful. Lovely tall gums, cattle grazing, emus, kangaroos and birds.
We set up both campers in one of the larger sites. It wasn’t long before Apostle birds came to check us out.