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Day 3 – Longreach

2nd June, 2016 Some of you who are familiar with our blog may be wondering about the speed of our trip at this point. This part of our trip is a “quick and dirty” drive to Broome to ensure that … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Bluff

1st June, 2016 We had a peaceful stay at Calliope River Southside with a few more vehicles arriving in the afternoon but certainly it could not be said to be crowded. As always, Erich was out for his early morning … Continue reading

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Day 1 – to Calliope Campground

31st May, 2016 After being home for 4 weeks following our last 6 week trip, we were ready to head off for another adventure to the west. This time we will be doing a Kimberley Cruise out of Broome from … Continue reading

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Easter 2016 – Wondai

26th April We could have made it home from Wandoan in a long day of driving. But as we were not in a hurry we decided to break for the night in Wondai. We set up camp in the middle … Continue reading

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Easter 2016 – Wandoan

21st April We had arranged this trip so that we could attend a gathering at Wandoan organised by the founder of RV Homebase, Peter Shadforth. Camping was organised at the Juandah Historical Village with 21 RVs attending. The weekend had … Continue reading

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Easter 2016 – Wallumbilla to Possum Park

18th April It was finally time to leave Bollon as we needed to be in Wandoan by the 21st for a gathering. We had originally planned to head east from St George to Moonie and then north, however, we were … Continue reading

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Easter 2016 – Bollon Wildlife

9th – 18th April The wildlife, particularly the birds, at Bollon was prolific. Erich took so many photos that I decided they deserved their own post. Not exactly wildlife but isn’t this a beautiful animal. Looking for a drink at … Continue reading

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Undara Experience – Lava Tube Tour

10th August, 2015. There are two different Lava Tube Tours to choose from: The Archway Tour which is conducted on walkways and has steps and the Active Explorer Tour which involves quite a bit of climbing up and down collapsed … Continue reading

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Undara Experience

9th 10th August, 2015. As we only had a short distance to travel from our overnight camp to Undara, there was no hurry to get on the road. All the same, we arrived at Undara by 10.15am to find the … Continue reading

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Einasleigh – Copperfield Gorge

8th August, 2015. After our few interesting days at Cobbold Gorge, our next major destination was Undara where we planned to take the Lava Tube Tours but, as we are in no particular hurry, took a scenic drive to an … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge – Helicopter Flight

7th August, 2015. Our helicopter flight was booked for 2 pm but for some reason it was postponed till 2.30 pm however the sun was quite co-operative in allowing us some reasonable photos. It was quite difficult to get shots … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge Hike

7th August, 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, so much so that we decided to take a helicopter flight the next day to bring the whole landscape into perspective. It was recommended to take an afternoon flight when the sun … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge Tour

5th – 7th August, 2015. We travelled to Cobbold Gorge via Georgetown where we refuelled, stocked up on fresh vegetables and visited the Information Centre where we were advised to phone and book our site and tour as the Gorge … Continue reading

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Cumberland Historic Mine Site

4th August, 2015. Following our short stop in Croydon, we drove further east on the Savannah Way to the Cumberland Historic Mine Site, 20 kms east of Georgetown, where we had been told we could camp for the night. Our … Continue reading

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To Croydon

4th August, 2015 Our journey today would take us through the town of Croydon, the destination of the Gulflander train line, and on to a free camp that we had been told about at the Normanton Information centre, the Cumberland … Continue reading

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Normanton and a trip on the Gulflander

3rd August, 2015. There are a number of interesting buildings in the town of Normanton, not least of which is the well preserved Railway Station, home of the Gulflander train.   The railway line between Croydon and Normanton was started … Continue reading

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Daytrip to Karumba

2nd August, 2015. As it is only around 80 kms of good sealed road from Normanton to Karumba, we decided to take a day trip there instead of taking the van. We don’t fish so didn’t think a stay in … Continue reading

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To Normanton

1st August, 2015. Having now decided to include Gregory Downs and Lawn Hill Gorge in next year’s trip, Normanton was our next destination. We had begun seeing a lot of roadkill, mainly small roos and wallabies, and consequently lots of … Continue reading

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To Burketown

29th July, 2015. We topped up our water tanks and left Cape Crawford fairly early, heading towards Borroloola and then back on gravel roads to the NT-Qld border. Our plan was to stop overnight along the way at one of … Continue reading

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To Cecil Plains

We left RV Homebase around 10:30am – normally we are on the road a lot earlier. Our first day’s drive took us along familiar territory. Through Kilkivan, Goomeri, Kingaroy, Bell down to Cecil Plains. We had planned to stay at the … Continue reading

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To Nanango

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To Roma

Waking up to an overcast morning in Tambo, Lesley checked out the weather over the internet. Showers were forecast. As the road we planned to take was meant to be open for 4WD vehicles only, we didn’t want to risk … Continue reading

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To Tambo

From Ilfracombe we travelled via Barcaldine, Blackall to Tambo. Months ago, on our way to Alice, we were travelling through this area and it was very wet. In fact we had to wait in Blackall for the black soil to … Continue reading

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Longreach – Ilfracombe

We left our camp site in the Bladensburg National Park around 8:00am. We don’t normally leave this early, in part to avoid the most active time of kangaroos. Kangaroos where everywhere in the park and I was driving very aware … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Stampede – Lake Quarry Conservation Park

While we were in the Bladensburg National Park we went for a drive to the Lake Quarry Conservation Park to check out the Dinosaurs Stampede. We left the Kedron Caravan behind and drove out just in the LandCruiser. This is … Continue reading

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Winton – Bladensburg National Park

It was a fairly long drive into Winton along very dry countryside. But it was an interesting ride passing these mesas along much of the way. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) We had been to Winton on the way … Continue reading

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Hamilton Hotel Rest Area

From Eyre Creek we headed further north to Boulia where we refuelled ourselves and the LandCruiser. We changed direction, now heading east in the direction of Longreach. We stopped at the Hamilton Hotel Rest Area, not exactly in the shade … Continue reading

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To Eyre Creek

In the morning we said our goodbyes and headed off fairly early. From Birdsville we headed north towards Boulia. We stopped for the night alongside Eyre Creek, a beautiful spot in the midst of barren countryside. The birds love this … Continue reading

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On the Birdsville Track

The Birdsville Track starts just north of Marree. (Lesley’s Photo) We saw the track from the air between Marree and Lake Eyre two years ago. From the air it looked like a well maintained road with cars travelling at high … Continue reading

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Winton, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Camooweal

1st June 2013 to 6th June 2013 In my last post I said: “We have decided to make the trip all the same. We will travel to Alice Springs on our own.” As of today, we certainly are not going … Continue reading

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Ilfracombe, Longreach – Part 2

On our trips into Longreach we noticed this fence. Every post along the fence has been catching tumble weed, creating these incredible patterns. With a bit of wind behind them, these weeds tumble along the ground until they are stopped … Continue reading

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Ilfracombe, Longreach

Monday, 27th to Friday, 31st of May 2013 The trip to Ilfracombe from Isisford was along good roads. The sky was probably the most interesting part of the journey. The clouds created interesting patterns in the sky. (Lesley’s Photo) We … Continue reading

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Another day at Isisford

Sunday, 26th May 2013 Our third day here. This is really a nice place. Lesley did the washing first thing in the morning. I wrestled with plumbing to the outside tap – unsuccessfully. I also screwed the lids onto the … Continue reading

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Isisford – Sheep & Wool Show

Saturday, 25th May 2013 On this Saturday the Isisford Sheep and Wool Show was on. We certainly had to check it out. One of the displays that interested me was the Wool Selection competition. Prizes in this section amounted to … Continue reading

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To Isisford

Friday, 24th May 2013 The drive to Isisford was on sealed roads. Fairly narrow and in places quite rough. Some of the cattle grids needed to be negotiated at very low speed. In these spots the road was marked by … Continue reading

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An other day in Blackall

We decided to stay for another day in Blackall, the forecast was for a fine day and that would help to dry everything out. We went up to the tourist information centre to pay for an additional day camping. The … Continue reading

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Blackall

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 The rain continued through the night. Continued in the morning. We wanted to check out a couple of sites in Blackall: The Black Stump and the Blackall Woolscour. We ventured out around 10:00am, contemplating which way … Continue reading

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Adavale to Blackall

Tuesday, 21st of May 2013 We planned to travel more than 200km to Blackall, mostly on dirt roads. Forecast was for rain in the area. We wanted to get going early so that we wouldn’t have to travel on dirt … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Adavale via Quilpie

The trip up to Quilpie from Toompine was a non-event. All bitumen, a nice and easy run. We arrived in Quilpie, the end of the Dowling Track having travelled about 860km between Burke and Quilpie, out of that around 760km … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Toompine

Sunday, 19th May 2013 We woke to another glorious day at the Cardenyabba Lagoon. I couldn’t resist getting my camera to take a few last photos before leaving Kilcowera Station. You can tell by the long shadows that this is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – at Kilcowera Station

Friday, 17th & Saturday 18th of May 2013 Lesley did the laundry at the campsite while I was working on getting the blog up to date. Not that I could update the blog on the website – internet connection is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Kilcowera Station

Thursday, 16th of May 2013 From our camp spot on the Paroo River in Currawinya National Park, we drove back almost to Hungerford before turning west along the Dowling Track. The road was fairly good and we made good progress. … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 3

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Leaving Lake Kaponyee behind us, we drove back almost to the Hungerford Road and then turned towards The Granites. The ranger had mentioned to us that this is her favourite place in the Currawinya National … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 2

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Kangaroos watching us on the way towards Lake Wyara. (Lesley’s Photo) After walking for quite some time, we arrived at a hill crest only to discover the lake to be still far away. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 1

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 We had a full day to explore the lakes, which were the main reason I wanted to visit Currawinya National Park. On the way out to Lake Numalla we met this Emu family leisurely crossing … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – To Currawinya National Park via Hungerford

Tuesday, 14th of May 2013 The Dowling Track is a dirt road linking Bourke in New South Wales with Quilpie in South Western Queensland. It is a track in name only – it is a maintained road, although it is … Continue reading

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Last day at work

Yesterday was my last day at work before leaving for our trip to Central Queensland. It was a strange day for me. My boss asked for a quick meeting early in the morning. We talked about the budget coming up … Continue reading

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Friday

Managed to get away before 11am. Hooking up was relatively easy, although I did some things in the wrong order and had to back track. The drive up to Cunningham’s Gap was smooth going. Probably shouldn’t have overtaken that truck … Continue reading

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Last Minute Preparations

Pumping up the tyres of the Caravan. Still a bit of rain around, making it difficult to get everything into the caravan without getting wet.

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