Cooper Creek Rest Stop, Jundah Van Park, Stonehenge

Our next stop was at Cooper Creek. (It is not the Burke and Wills stop. I think maybe we were further down the river). There wasn’t much there, a big car park and dirt tracks leading off in all directions. We parked up in the car park then went for a walk along the riverbank. It was a windy dirt road with leads into small camping areas with not a lot of room.   Adrian and I talked about how long we would be staying for and both agreed on just one night. The decision made to stay where we were. There would be a bit of noise form the road but it shouldn’t be too bad. Continue reading “Cooper Creek Rest Stop, Jundah Van Park, Stonehenge”

Quilpie

After we parked up at Bulloo River at Quilpie we made our usual stop at the tourist information centre. On offer was a bus tour of the town. It only cost $12 and would take you to all the sights in the town like The Military history museum, Baldy Top lookout, St Finbarr’s church for the opal altar, the Powerhouse museum, airport mini museum, the end of the line and eagle gallery. I loved the idea, as it would makes seeing everything very simple and you would get local knowledge. Did we take the tour? No. We had missed it for the day so we did the tour ourselves. Continue reading “Quilpie”

On The Road

We nearly had a new hood ornament for the car as we left Eromanga. An Emu came out of nowhere and dashed right in front of us. He ran off to join his mates on the other side of the road. We had our heart thumping there for a moment. If we had of been on the open road traveling at our usual speed we would have hit him for sure. Continue reading “On The Road”

Thargomindah

We were only 40k from Thargomindah. The meaning of the town’s name is unclear. Some say it means ‘echidna’ and others say it means ‘cloud of dust.’ The Burke and Wills Expedition paved the way for settlements in the area and the town was first settled in the 1860’s. For many years Thargomindah was the last outpost of civilisation, if you could call it that as there was almost no law and order to the area.  By 1876 there were ten hotels and drinking establishments in the town. Continue reading “Thargomindah”

Lake Bindegally Bush Camp

Queensland is a state where there is great distance between nothing and maybe something. That might seem like a criticism but I don’t mean it to be. We drove k after k and the land didn’t seem to change. Every now and again we could see an emu even less a cow or a goat. Though there were few sighting we had to keep an eye out for them. We saw makeshift signs telling us to watch out for black cows. Why was that piece of information important? With the shadow of the trees you don’t see them until its almost too late. Continue reading “Lake Bindegally Bush Camp”