Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dawson River Rest Area

We have left the North Burnett Region and have now entered the Banana Shire. After leaving Biloela this is all new territory for us, we have never travelled The Dawson Highway prior to now. This Rest Area as it's name implies is alongside The Dawson River where the river intersects the Dawson Highway. The Dawson River is noted for it's frequent and fast rising floods therefore we chose this time of year to visit where the likelyhood of stranding is minimal.

The highway itself provides easy travelling while towing a caravan and the large Rest Area is neat and tidy, the amenities provide hot showers for $1. A donation is appreciated  for your stay as volunteers maintain the site. The lawns around the Boat Ramp and Picnic Areas are automatically watered daily. This is an enjoyable place to camp. The Moura Golf Club is directly across the highway from the Rest Area.

Looking towards the highway bridge from the Picnic Area.

Part of the Ameneties Block showing recent flood levels. The top mark is the most recent, about 1.8m up the wall. This was Jan 2011.

Part of the free camping area, looking towards the highway.

Another early morning view of the free camp area, looking towards the river. The next caravan along from us is from Howard.

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