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Hughenden

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  • Day72

    Windmills and Dinosaurs

    October 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Hughenden is the town of windmills and dinosaurs. As part of the Australian dinosaur trail they are proud to tell everyone they too were home to the Muttaburrasaurus and quite a few others.

    Windmills were an essential pard of developing the outback. They reliably pumped water from hundreds of meters below the ground to water the growi g cattle and sheep industries. There are now very few operating windmills but some have been saved from the scrap heap and are on show.Read more

  • Day12

    Hughenden - fuel

    April 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Hmmm...filled up with fuel and noticed a water leak under the van. Nothing strikes fear so much as having no water...

    Took a while but fixed the broken clamp and refilled the tanks. Made the decision to head for Townsville instead of The Lynd. 200 klms of dirt road today has been enough for the time being...juat couldn't face another 100 tomorrow.

    Onwards...
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  • Day643

    Day 8 - Hughenden Dinosaur Museum

    June 3, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    DE: Hughenden, Winton und Richmond gelten als Dinosaurier-Hauptstädte Australiens, da in dieser Region viele Fossilien entdeckt wurden.

    EN: Hughenden, Winton and Richmond are known as the Dinosaur-Trail due to the fact, that many fossils have been discovered in this region of Australia.Read more

  • Day30

    Day 30

    June 26, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Out of bed early this morning and said our goodbyes to Julia Creek, on the road east at 8:15 heading for Hughenden all bitumen pretty lumpy and bumpy in some sections but overall good, had a quick look at Richmond on the way through a nice spot to put on the list for another trip. Got into Hughenden setup and then headed down the street for lunch and look at the shops, had a pie from the bakery just average, went to the info centre and checked out the museum very interesting full of dinosaur history. Drove out to Mount Walker about 10 kms south of town, you can drive right to the top for 360 degree views as far as you can see, nice van park but just on overnight stop.Read more

  • Day72

    FJ Holden Cafe, Hughenden

    October 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    From the first moment you hear about the FJ Holden Cafe, you are curious. As you walk in the fist thing you see is a Golden Fleece petrol bowser, synonymous with the era of the great FJ. The next thing you notice is the front cut of an actual FJ. Then you notice all sorts of interesting items including quite a bit of Elvis memoebilia.

    The rear end of a monaro made into a lounge chair is quite unusual but in here would not raise a brow. Many models are safely displayed in cases and the walls are packed with info and curios. An old jukebox on display was imported from the USA. Even more curious is that it played 78rpm records.

    The Cafe is owned by the local people, the Holdens. FJ & JA Holden in fact. Francis and Jan have brought a wonderful and quirky idea to life.

    It doesn't end there though. This is a real cafe and the coffee and food is excellent. If we are ever in Hughenden, this is a must do stop.
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  • Day9

    Hughenden, Australia

    August 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we arrived in Hughenden and went straight to the Flinders Discovery Centre to see the Muttaburrasaurus and other fossils. We found out their theory on how Porcupine Gorge was formed and saw some great fossils. It's hard to believe that this area was once an inland sea! We had a quick look around town and headed back to our accommodation for the night.Read more

  • Day26

    Hughenden

    August 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Drove to Hughenden, only 115 km, and booked into the Allen Terry Caravan Park, Went down the main street and had a coffee in the FJ Holden Cafe. Walked up to the Windmill Cafe which had GF options. Walked back to info centre and went through the Dinosaur Exhibit, which was well laid out. Their main exhibit being a skeleton of a Muttaburrasaurus, Had dinner in the caravan.Read more

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Hughenden, HGD, Хьюэнден

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