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  • Day38

    We are in "Mitchell" Qld

    June 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    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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    Nicky Steele

    Looks like it worked better than the demo we got! 😂

    The Gypsies

    Yes Nicky, all went well. No bruised bodies or stuffed backs. Your trip looks amazing! Love the new look Andy. He looks like a big boy now with that beard. 😉

    Nicky Steele


  • Day34

    Day 34

    June 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    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

  • Day38


    June 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    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

  • Day15

    Fisherman's Rest

    November 12, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Just starting to spit here.
    Had good weather today. Called into Charleville but didn't get to catch up with Gidge.
    Had a few millimeters of rain over night.
    A large branch fell off the big dead tree but luckily no-one was camped under it.Read more

  • Jul1

    Day 1 of The Madigan Fat Bike Challenge.

    July 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    So started the journey to Birdsville then across to Mt Dare before we start the Madigan. Planning on getting to Mt Dare on the 8th July or so. First night at Neil Turner weir.

    Jenny Rogers

    Me Happy Traveller hits the road, minus his trusty sidekick.


    Enjoy, Rich. I gathered when I saw the swag all neatly laid out that 50% of the Dodgers had been left behind. And Jen, enjoy the solitude 😁

  • Day7

    Neil Turner Weir

    May 17 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Had a great day - breakfast at 9.30!! Really really cold night.
    Stopped in Roma for lunch then decided to stop here.

    Brian Lawrence


    Brian Lawrence

    wine oclock😁


    definitely probably a keg I think!!!!

    Brian Lawrence



You might also know this place by the following names:

Mitchell, MTQ, Митчелл