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Jun 18, 2016 - DAY 63

Day 63 Drove round Julia Creek and looked at the RSL memorial and took photo of the horsemen made from scrap metal. Into Richmond and down to Hughenden. Put the camper up at the caravan park and did a 93km tour over the hills at the back of the town, this was fascinating as the whole country changed. The trip was called the Basalt Byway, on the way back we could see the rain and said that we will get wet tonight and yes we did,

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RUSSANDY 2016

Apr 27, 2016 - Hughenden

We were woken up at about 7.30 by council workman checking on RV permits. Three other sets of campers had arrived quite late and as they obviously didn’t have permits were moved along! Council workers were also hard at it cleaning up the showgrounds, and as it was pretty windy there was dust flying everywhere. We also discovered our camp set up was not as dog proof as we had thought. The wind had blown aside the skirting from our annexe that we use to protect space between bottom of caravan and ground and Ruby had found her way out. She was...

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Apr 26, 2016 - Winton to Hughenden

Had an obligatory shop at Searles in Winton (shop has been there forever and is meant to be menswear, but sells almost anything you might want) first thing. Ian and I both bought a hat as well as fly net nets to put over our heads!) We then drove from Winton to Hughenden, approximately 214ks. The land is mostly flat grasslands with not much in between. We had one caravan and 2 trucks pass us going the opposite direction and only one car overtake us on the whole journey. We stopped at Stamford (population 5!) for our lunch (you can see...

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Oct 20, 2014 - Hughenden

Arrived in Hughenden about 14:30 Monday, got a permit to park in the RV parking area which is actually the showgrounds car park. Inevitably very brown and dry but a really strong wind blows most of the day so it's not as hot as it could be. Today I visited the Discovery Centre wherein there is a large collection of dinosaur fossils complete with a skeleton of Muttaburrasaurus, a very interesting museum. Visited the inevitable Vinnies op shop but found nothing to buy!! A first!! Also paid a visit to Porcupine Gorge, a lovely place, but I...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Hughenden

We only had one night in Winton and then headed to Hughenden for 2 nights. Hughenden is an lovely town and Charlie and I enjoyed walking the streets and down to the dry river creek bed. The Dinosaur exhibit was very low key, but the caravan park was great and next door to the public pool. We had the entire pool to ourselves and it was glorious, the perfect temperature! We went to the Library on the Saturday morning and also discovered that you cannot buy a hot chook in Hughenden on the weekend!

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Pep family road trip

Dec 26, 2013 - Leaving Mount Isa

26th December BOXING DAY Well I was given good behavior and let out of hospital on the 24th. We had a very quiet Christmas Day on our own in the caravan (we will have to make up for it next year at home) 27th, we headed off on the road towards Townsville, not knowing how far we would get. To start with the road was through some big hills and very twisty, but it was smooth. After we got through the hills the road turned to s**t BIG TIME. It was really bouncy and rough, it was lucky we had the caravan A frame broken welds fixed in Mount Isa....

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Aug 14, 2013 - Hughenden

We packed a picnic lunch and headed out to explore Porcupine Gorge 66klms from Hughenden. (Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon.....or so the tourist brochure claimed) We stopped off at the first Lookout (Eagle Hawk Gorge Lookout). We found that it wasnt as easy as it looked from the road, as we picked our way through the rocks to reach the top. Some of us just are not cut out for rock climbing! The fact that the temperature was again in the mid thirties didnt help. We reached Porcupine Gorge, thankfully an easy walk to the viewing...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Longreach to Hughenden

A long day of travelling ahead. Fairly uninteresting countryside, dry and flat on the way to Winton. We decided not to stop off in Winton as we have visited a few times on other trips. We stopped at Corfield for lunch (population 15). Very hot and windy. We blinked and almost missed Stamford (pop 5) We arrived in Hughendon around 3pm, with the temparature hovering around 34degs. Staying in AllenTerry Park for 2 nights. Travelled 399klms today, both happy to find a spot in the shade and wait for the temperature to drop.

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Oct 3, 2012 - Hughenden ....dinosaur country

After a slight mixup we finally checked into our hotel for the night which was pretty good with excellent pub food. It turned out there were two hotels with very similar names and the first one we saw, which was a grand old corner one, was boarded up. The right one was in a side street opposite a railway line. Unfortunately, not very grand at all. We left early before the shops opened for the long ride to the Pacific.....what a smart move ! That was another great ride through interesting towns and improving scenery. Charters Towers was our...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Hughenden

Wednesday, 17 Aug - Hughenden A sad goodbye to "the Tony's" and we were off on Overlander Way thru Julia Creek and Richmond ending up for the night at Hughenden... Julia Creek and Richmond were such pretty places and Richmond had the best pies! yummmmy. Annnndddd I saw my first wild emu today - running across the road... Note to self...never stay here again...horrible place...look wise, people wise.. The park in on a highway with a Railway depo across the road...I say no more :)

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Oct 22, 2010 - Hughenden

22nd October  Hughenden Up early to pick up prescription, write and post postcards then out on the road again. So far we've seen a dead kangaroo, cow and Emu and that's about as exciting as it gets. Many of the signs have had holes shot through them and there's lots of birds of prey flying around. This is like a real adventure.  Louise drove for a bit in the afternoon and we reached Hughenden which apparently (and through a sign of god according to Matt) is the beginning of the dinasour trail in Australia. Lots of fossils have been found...

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Sep 23, 2009 - Hughenden

The 386 km drive today from Longreach to Hughenden was on pretty bad narrow roads and the visability as cut becausse of the dust. However that didn't stop the road trains as they thundered past us. a road train consists of a prime mover and 3-4 trailers. most of them are 50metres long or more.

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