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Sep 19, 2016 - To Miles

From Rocky through Mount Morgan to Biloela for morning tea. Down through Banana to Theodore for lunch before heading through Taroom and Wandoan to Miles in the afternoon. On the way we stopped at Isla Gorge between Theodore and Taroom- beautiful views along a dirt road over a very impressive Gorge. Plenty of rain recently has left the creeks running and plenty of wild flowers and green grass.

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Sep 26, 2015 - Day 91 - 92 / Miles

We moved on this morning to Miles, about 140 kms east of Roma. Luckily I remembered to go to a chemist before we left Roma to get the blood pressure tablet I'd run out of because in these outback towns almost everything closes from 12:00 on Saturday until Monday. "Ups and Downs" was the friendliest place we've stayed at and before we left we had to go around and say goodbye to everyone who was still there. When we arrived here at Dogwood Creek and started to set up we discovered a younger couple who had also been at "Ups and Downs" on our...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Possum Park - 19km N of Miles

WEDNESDAY 23rd Sept 10:10am and we rolled out of the caravan park - it's been a lovely 5 nights for Ron n Jan and a pleasant 1 night stop for Ron n Hazel. RnJ wanted to check a banking matter at the Commonwealth and RnH wanted to find a sunshade for Hazel. Wellllll - it paints a good picture if I tell you we had morning tea at 12noon 200 metres from where we parked the cars and vans to go to the bank. Good thing our schedule is flexible. As we left Dalby we saw a semi trailer with extra trailer fully loaded with just 5 tyres (yes FIVE). No...

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Mar 7, 2014 - Miles

We moved on only 20 kms to Miles as we wanted to be somewhere where we could get good TV for the footy Friday night (Broncos - and wasn't it worth seeing?) and church on Sunday. We thought we would camp at Gill Weir, only 6 km out of town but when we got there it was rather like Glebe Weir (except not as pretty) with no-one there and quite dry and hemmed in by scrubby trees. Consequently, we ended up back in town, camped by Dogwood Creek. The comments on Wiki Camps made it sound less desirable but we have found it enjoyable here. The view...

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Feb 5, 2014 - Mitchell to Roma and Miles

Wednesday 5 February HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BRO We woke early after spending the night at Neil Turner Weir which is very close to the town of Mitchell, this again was a free camp(Camp 7 591), and it was very pleasant spot to stay. We had neighbours last night and they were going the opposite to us, but advised the road works were just as bad they way they'd come, so we knew we were in for another long day of delays, and stops. The 12v plugs still not working, but Dave still trying to find out how to fix them. We know it has to be a fuse...

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May 14, 2013 - Chinchilla weir & Miles

12th May Mothers day was spent quietly, after a chat to Steve & Nome we head off into town. Blu has offered to take us in his hire car. Driving through town heading to the weir we noticed that not many shops are open. Living in the ACT we are use to every thing being open 7 days. Chinchilla Weir is a concrete faced earthfill structure and is the only storage for Chinchilla Weir Water Supply Scheme. The weir was officially opened in 1974. There is free camping for a maximum two nights. A shady relaxing place, quite popular with lots of...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Little Red, Birdsville races, Burk and Wills Tree

We really don't know why the Burkand Wills tree hasn't got some type of fence around it yet. Such history and we should be keeping it safe for ever. The races were just amazing so many there so much dust but hey thats Birdsville at race time love it or hate...

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Sep 5, 2012 - On the road and camping in Boulia

If you ever get to Boulia there is a little stone house you really should go and see. Out the back there is a tin shed with old bones in it,they are from the ocean that once was there in the outback Australia many years ago nasty looking buggers :) Great camping spot behind the race track down on the creek, we were up high and it was very hot and windy. The 2 camels and the men were talking to Boulia bugger that haha.

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Aug 6, 2012 - from Moranbah to Miles

Well the trip has been great the back roads are just amazing you see how the other half live.....some places it's so dry you wonder why and as one man told Des when he asked what was keeping him here "the banks" was his reply very sad. We had a great time in Springsure with Julie and Wayne the boys went fishing and we girls had a very relaxing time. As you see we did go for a walk :) Moura on the banks of the Dawson there would have been up to 50 campers and half as many dogs. Hot water $1 for a gas fired hot shower only Helen couldn't find...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Miles

It rained the whole time we were in Miles but only enough to be annoying. It didn't stop us seeing the Miles Historical Village which is well worth the visit. They have recreated a street as it would have been a hundred years ago, all with authentic items in the buildings. I was particularly taken with the cafe (almost the old Argyle Cafe in Collinsville) while Barry's favourite was the hotel.

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Sep 7, 2011 - On the road to Winton

Wow the countryside is really spectacular the plains and hills tell lots of stories. The pub in the bloody middle of nowhere Middleton Des had a pie. We stopped and had lunch and i gave the finches some water and they knew the water dish had been filled up for them straight down they came. The rocky hill with the track leading up to it i climbed up there and took some photo's beautiful scenery from way up high.

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Aug 24, 2011 - Miles

Episode 2 of 9 – Yeppoon to Port Augusta Biloela to Miles Miles is 4450kms from Dunsborough. This was a 326kms leg and the roads, although bumpy in places, were pretty good. The countryside was a mixed bag of National Park forests and farming with crops of wheat, some cotton and plenty of cattle. Unlike WA and the Northern Territory, the farms here are all fenced, so you don’t get cattle wandering all over the place – take note Murkei!!! The terrain was mostly flat flood plains, with mountains always present in the distance. Our van park,...

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