Friday, May 17, 2013

Tour of Far North Queensland

At 6 weeks, our Jayco Caravan has been in storage for far too long. Plans were made and a time set to leave Hervey Bay and travel to the warmer climate of Far North Queensland. We hope the rains have eased and sunny skies will prevail.

Our caravan was collected Tuesday at 8 AM bought home and packed with food, clothes and other necessities. We locked our home and departed rather late at 3:15 PM.

First camp was at Apple Tree Creek Rodeo Park. We had an appointment at Warburton Jayco in Bundaberg the next morning at 8:30 AM.

Wednesday afternoon we reached Coominglah State Forest, along the Burnett Highway, and made camp there. Here we met and had a yarn with Mick and a play with his Maltese Terrier, SAS.

Thursday morning came and rain was threatening. It wasn't far along the road that the rain began and it continued for 24 hours including all of our time camping at Duaringa Rest Area on the Capricorn Highway.

We managed to depart Duaringa about 9:15 AM after refuelling. Our Friday night camp and our current location is Isaac River Rest Area on the Peak Downs Highway.

This is the maiden trip with our new vehicle, a Mazda BT50. This vehicle is proving eminently suitable for towing our caravan and is delivering exceptional fuel economy while maintaining good highway speed.

Lunch stop on Wednesday was at Monto.

The large park also incorporates The Tourist Information Centre.

This piece of sculpture represents The Three Moons Creek which is not far out of Monto.

Dry weather track at Coominglah State Forest leading to Hurdle Gully Lookout. Sadly we didn't have time to check it out!

Lucky enough to camp beside a shelter at Coominglah State Forest.

Back to clear sunny skies at Isaac River Rest Area.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see you back on the road. Hope you have good luck with the weather. Jane and Mark Schmierer