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Jul 10, 2016 - Carnarvon Gorge

Sunday 10 July Made an effort to stay up until 8.30pm last night and had a "sleep in" as well! We both pulled up surprisingly well after a night's rest, and enjoyed a very quiet Sunday in the park. Had a couple of walks around the park, did some reading and a few house duties in preparation for moving on tomorrow. Spotted a fairly large echidna on one of our walks, and although he headed into a sheltered spot, we were able to get a photo of him. Lots of grey kangaroos out grazing today, and a couple with joeys. On Thursday there were more...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Carnarvon Gorge

Saturday 9 July Up and ready for our hiking day and on the way by 8.30am. It's a 4km drive to the parking area and a shortish walk to the start of the "track." We're here, so may as well see as much as we can! After an appropriate discussion Don thinks to the Amphitheatre would be good, while Pam suggests we should make it to the Art Gallery quite easily! Yes, dear! So off we go, and head straight for the Art Gallery, which is only approx 5.5km with no deviations. With lots of steps and creek crossings, we make it to the Art Gallery...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Carnarvon Gorge

Friday 8 July Woke to a very fresh 6 deg morning and a bit of a problem with the fridge and microwave! The microwave was "dinging" at unusual times and the fridge didn't seem to be cold! Cut a long story short, fridge onto gas, microwave still dinging at odd times but it seemed to coincide with the cutting in and out of the resort's generator that was being used at peak load times! Will check the fridge out when we have a more constant power supply! After breakfast we headed off to the Visitors Centre at the start of the gorge to get a...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Rubyvale to Carnarvon Gorge

Thursday 7 July Another cold night, breaking us in gradually as we move south and inland. The days are perfect, just blue sky and no cloud. Our first stop was Emerald (again), first to the ATM and then for a few groceries. We feel we know Emerald backwards now! It's a busy place at the moment with Agro on this weekend and a rodeo. We passed several horse floats heading into Emerald, as we headed towards Springsure and Rolleston. Stopped for lunch in the park at Rolleston where we had visited on our trip north several weeks ago. Once again,...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Bush walking in Carnarvon Gorge

The gorge is about a 6 hour drive south west from Yeppoon in the central highlands of Queensland. This area is mostly ranch land but has more large trees than we would see at home. This is also a big coal mining area and we drove past one open pit mine. The wilderness lodge has 30 safari tent style cabins nicely arranged around the restaurant & pool area. Each tent is on a large platform so there is a good size deck and full roof. The cabin has 3 foot wooden walls with canvas above, carpet, a fridge, heater, air conditioner and full...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Under the Southern Cross

This is just a bit of this and that, miscellaneous stuff including some of the birds, animal, plants that we have seen. The dingo and cassowary we saw in the zoo. We saw koalas there too but they were way up in the tree and hidden by leaves. They sleep 18-20 hours a day!! The flying foxes are large fruit eating bats that nest in the trees not far form here. Just after dark hundreds of them fly by our house. Creepy!! Jessica Watson was celebrity guest at the race from Brisbane to Rosslyn Bay Marina. The winds were very calm that weekend and...

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Dec 14, 2008 - Airlie Beach to Carnarvon National Park, QLD - A long days driving!

We both woke up early and hungover to pack up and board the van for our journey south to our next destination in Carnarvon National Park. After a long days drive we arrived at the Takkarakka campsite within the Carnarvon National Park where we were staying in permanent tents (like canvas tents, just better) After a brief walk to the top of a lookout to stretch the legs we returned for a lovely meal cooked by our guide. We had a cheeky couple of drinks in the evening (and murdered a cane toad) & all headed off for a relatively early night

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