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Maranoa

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  • Day70

    Emerald, Yarrawonga Rd QLD

    January 17, 2016 in Australia

    EMERALD CATTLEFARM
    Colins Cattlefarm

    I had my own little house, were I was searching for a bathroom first.. Couldn't find one.. After asking Colin.. It wasn't that difficult to find it. It was just behind the house.

    Colin has got 6000 cattles, 100 horses, 12 dogs & three puppies & a few birds.
    The farm is giant !!! You can have a ride in the car for (I think) nearly 3 or 4 ours !!! Only on the property !!!
    The view is amazing ! There are the 'Black down Tablelands' & only a blue sky !
    Don't ask me for the degrees ! It was toooooo hot !!
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  • Day38

    Mitchell

    June 10 in Australia

    We walked the 4k into Mitchell from the campsite and found the little town pretty much deserted. Well it is Sunday after all 😆. The atmosphere of the town is pretty much no atmosphere. 4 or 5 pubs were operating here once upon time. But only two are open now and they both have for sale signs on them. After a wander around the main st of town we had a beer at one of the pubs before walking back to camp. But after chatting to people near us we heard that the they send a shuttle bus out to this camp most days to take people into town so they can shop and enjoy the hot mineral spa that is located in the aquatic center. Its drawn from the artesian basin 1 kilometer below us.Read more

  • Day38

    We are in "Mitchell" Qld

    June 10 in Australia

    After leaving “Old Cork” we came through Longreach a few days ago, a lovely, lively, neat and clean town, very stockman, cowboy orientated. Then onto Charleville, which was a bigger but a much quieter and tired looking town than Longreach.
    We spent two days out on the Ward River, catching up on some washing and Dave tried his hand at fishing, but nothing jumped on his line.
    We got to try out the “Jackstrap”, a small winch for lifting the tyres when the tyre monitor started beeping, telling us we had a flat. It worked a treat and made the job much easier and safer.
    So here we are in “Mitchell” at the Neil Turner Weir, a free camp 4K out of town. Its a brilliant free camp, although we are amongst about 100 others also camping here, but it is a huge area, so we don’t feel overcrowded. We will head into town sometime today for a look at the town named in honour of Dave. 😜😹
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  • Day3

    Day 3

    May 30 in Australia

    Up this morning around 7:30, had 1.5 mm of rain overnight no drought breaker but it is about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, still motoring north no dirt yet all black top. Stopped at 10:30 for a cuppa on the side of the road just before the lightning ridge turnoff, then onto Dirranbandi for lunch and a fuel stop at St George, pulled into the Fishermans camp on the Balone river in the late arvo. Stopped at this free camp last year and as per usual there is well over 30 vans camped here, we walked over the river and into town for a look around, checked out the Cobb and Co museum which was very interesting, picked up a couple of souvenirs. Weather is cooling down with the sun setting had a drink outside and then into the van with the diesel heater on for a few more drinks and dinner 🥃Read more

  • Day34

    Day 34

    June 30 in Australia

    Well it's time to make our way home now only overnight stops till we get home now, left Barcaldine about 8:30 this morning heading south along the Landsborough Hwy our first town we passed through was Blackall nice town will put on the list for next time we up here, about 50kms down the road we stopped at the Barcoo River for a cuppa, next on the list was Tambo the home of the Tambo Teddys and the famous Fanny May burgers, a bit further down the road was Augathella pulled in for lunch but the power was out everywhere as they were upgrading the lines so we kept on motoring to Clara creek rest area for lunch and Teresa cooked up dinner in the shuttle chef, beef stew 🐮. Kept on truckin in to Morven and then headed east on the Warrego Hwy and passed through Mungallala and then on to Mitchell our stop for the night, staying at the Major Mitchell caravan park, nice park and town we walked into town nothing was open being Saturday, there is a thermal pool and all the shopping you would need for a few days stay here and 4 pubs in town, great weather still 23 degrees at 5 tonight just chilling having a drink 🥃 tea is already cooked in the shuttle chef happy days thanks Teresa 😊🍻Read more

  • Day23

    Day 23

    June 22, 2017 in Australia

    Up early this morning to pack up, said our goodbyes to Peter and Lyn and hit the road, goodbye to lake Maraboon we had a fantastic time for the week. Heading south down to Springsure, Rolleston and Injune for lunch and then Roma and our stop for the night is the fishermans free camp on the Balone river at Surat as per usual lots of vans. Nice setting bit close to the road but ok for an overnight stop, just kicken back having a drink and enjoying the sunshine.Read more

  • Day46

    The Big Nut & Bolt - Roma

    July 5, 1991 in Australia

    Following Landsborouh highway then at Moven it turns into Warrego highway, from there another 2 hours and plenty of roadworks to Roma, the main town in the Western Downs region.

    The "Big Bolt & Nut" are not easy to spot, I knew roughly where they were using the address in Wikipedia and driving at 40kph. The big thing is located outside Banks bolt & fasteners, just inside their fence.

  • Day47

    The Big Rig - Roma

    July 6, 1991 in Australia

    This is one of the most popular "Big Thing" and it is being looked after. It is an icon in Roma and is part of a Night Show where Oil & Gas exploration in the area from the early beginnings is explained. Unfortunately I was too tired after driving 7 hours from Barcaldine that I missed the show.

    The Big Rig is located adjacent the information centre close to the Eastern end of town, hard to be missed.Read more

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