May - June 2017
  • Day16

    Day 16

    June 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Off to Emerald today to have a look around and do some shopping about 25kms to town from here, plenty of shopping to do in town with 2 major centres and the Main Street, had a birthday lunch for Craig at KFC, yum hadn't had junk food for 2 weeks. Got back home and went out into the bush and cut some firewood, cooking chicken drumsticks in the camp oven on the top of the pig for dinner tonight with a few drinks. The weather is fantastic and our site is great on the bush very quite and a little secluded and the amenities, shop and services in the van park are excellent.Read more

  • Day15

    Day 15

    June 14, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Left at 8:30 this morning, stopped at Barcaldine for a look around went to the tree of knowledge to see if we could get any smarter don't think so 😎, very nice place would stay here next time. Kept going to Alpha had a plan to stay there but didn't look very good so we motored on to Emerald and out to the Fairburn dam, got a great site in the van park backing onto the bush, time to setup and have a few drinks it is a lovely 24 degrees.Read more

  • Day14

    Day 14

    June 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Another nice day 24 degrees, said goodbye to Sam and Maureen as they are heading further north to Lawn Hill, we decided not to travel with them as we didn't want to go any further up and have a more relaxing trip not doing to many miles. We went down town and did some food shopping and just had a wander around the street, Longreach is a very relaxing and laid back town with lots of tourists. Walked down to the stockmans hall of fame and the Qantas museum for look around this avo, picked a up a few souvenirs, going to the woodshed bar tonight for drinks and tea.Read more

  • Day13

    Day 13

    June 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Started the day with bacon and egg breakfast and then we headed off down the street with Sam and Maureen, had lunch at the bakery and continued wandering around the Longreach shops. Had a lazy afternoon and for happy hour at our site we were joined by Barry and Heather Sharp and Sam and Maureen, lots of yik yak and travel stories. Very dry and dusty, the water truck has been around this avo wetting down the tracks, caravan park is just a money making job not much improvements since here 3 years ago and hot water in showers is barely hot 👎Read more

  • Day12

    Day 12

    June 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Had a great night at the Stonehenge pub last night, dinner was very good and we met a couple that are still farming 1200acres at Braidwood in nsw, Noelene aged 73 and Jim 81 caravanning around the outback. We spent the night chatting about farming and listening to Jim's story's he was a very funny man, both of them are great for there age.
    We left this morning at 9 and it was a straight run on single lane bitumen all the way into longreach, arrived at the longreach tourist park at 11, this park is massive it has 300 sites, caravans everywhere, setup and headed of to the bakery for lunch, great pies here. Just waiting for the Remetta's to turn up, 23 degrees and a slight breeze very dry here as it seems to be most times we are here.
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  • Day11

    Day 11

    June 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Left this morning at about 9, north out of Windorah heading for Stonehenge, passed over the cooper creek again at Jundah nice little outback town very green and tidy would be a nice spot to spend a night or two.
    Arrived in Stonehenge at 11, not much here, van park is neat and tidy, took a walk around the town there is an info centre, fuel stop and pub, ran into a couple from near Bright very interesting to talk too anyway will check out the pub for a drink tonight and maybe dinnner.Read more

  • Day10

    Day 10

    June 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Hanging out in Windorah for the day, took a walk down the street and went into the info centre and grabbed a few things, there is a new caravan park being built across the road from the old one to cater for the growing grey nomad population. Town is looking very neat and tidy good place to spend a few days, down to the pub again for a drink, met an old mate from Raymond Island who was having battery dramas in his Colorado, told him he should of brought a Cruiser, back to the van for more drinks and dinner.Read more

  • Day9

    Day 9

    June 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌫 13 °C

    Another great day in the outback, left Noccundra at around 9 bitumen all the way to Eromanga, stopped for a look around and at the dump point we ran into a couple of people we had dinner with last night, chatted for a while with a fella who was first married at 69 and now 78 and he is happy as ever travelling around the country with his wife. Eromanga doesn't look that inviting to camp the night so we will move on and take a short cut to the Quilpie Windorah Road, road was mapped as dirt but was bitumen all the way. Decided to head out to Windorah to refuel got in at around 3 as per usual the van park was very full. Headed down the pub for a drink in the avo and then cooked dinner on the baby q, weather getting more mild as we head north.Read more

  • Day8

    Day 8

    June 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Left Tibooburra at 9am up the silver city highway to noccundra, arrived at 1 and setup camp on the banks of the Wilson river. The pub is just across the road 200mt's and it has public toilets and a $1 donation to use the shower. The road was all dirt with lots of stone, very hard on everything, stopped at the warri gate at the qld border and deflated the tyres.
    Off to the pub for tea and a few drinks tonight, no mobile reception here, pulled up a seat at the bar with a few grey nomads chatting about travels and cruiser utes. Had a home cooked style meal in the dining room on the one long table with 6 others, very interesting dinner conversations, a great night in the end.
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  • Day7

    Day 7

    June 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Hanging out here for the day, caught up the washing and gave the car and van the once over before we head further into the outback.
    Took a walk down town, has been a lot of work to the pubs and buildings in general town area since we were here last everything looks good, very neat and tidy.
    There are 2 pubs in town we went to the Tibooburra Hotel for drinks and dinner, had a chat to a few of the guys driving in the flying doc bash and dinner with a couple who are broadacre grain growers from Forbes, meal was great a good night overall.Read more