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Jun 12, 2016 - Cumberland to Ravenshoe

Sunday 12th June Enjoyed a quiet night, rather warm to begin with, but the morning was very pleasant. The magpie geese took off from the billabong at dusk, and returned early this morning. Was great to hear the different bird sounds around us. On the road again just after 8.30am, and just a short drive to Georgetown for fuel before continuing on to Mt Surprise for morning tea in the park. Having travelled that road a few times in the last week or so, we continued on today towards Ravenshoe, and enjoyed some different scenery. Just as a...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Jun 12, 2016 - Cumberland Chimney, Georgetown to Ravenshoe

12/6/2016 Sunday Geese and ducks chattering among themselves, and a small plane flying low over our vans, were our wake-up call this morning. We were on the road at 8.30 and stopped at Georgetown for a cheap fuel fill-up, then on some of the worst road in Queensland to Mt. Surprise. You wouldn't believe it, but Don & Pam got another stone chip in their windscreen - that's 3 this trip, and all up north here! We stopped for morning tea at Mt. Surprise, and continued on to Ravenshoe arriving in time for a late lunch after checking into what...

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Jun 11, 2016 - DAY 56

Day 56 Checking the car as we do before we take off Russ discovered that the bonnet latch had worn through again. Coming through Mt Carbine Russ was breathalysed and his was 10am, Did shopping at Mareeba and down to Atherton. Had a lovely drive up and down to Ravenshoe, yes I said up because we were 1162 m above sea level at one stage. Camped at the Old Railway museum campsite we are now 922m,

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RUSSANDY 2016

Jul 25, 2015 - Day 28 - 32 / Ravenshoe

Natalie's birthday today and we managed to catch her at the patchwork retreat she was on at Gympie before we hitched up to leave Mt Surprise. On our way today we passed through Innot Hot Springs where we stopped and Richard put his foot in the stream to see if it was indeed hot. It was! It also was, however, very shallow - not deep enough to lie down in so we decided not to bother going back there. It is only 30 kms from Ravenshoe where we are now. Here in Ravenshoe we are camped at the Heritage Railway Centre. It is a lovely set up here...

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Oct 17, 2014 - Day 1 - 18th October, 2014

This is the Archer Creek campground just out of Ravenshoe. Very large, very pleasant and lots of people there, well, about 6 vans and a few tents. I was in the section right next to the highway but was not bothered by any road noise. Left next morning at about 8.30am.

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Sep 28, 2014 - Ravenshoe - Rock Hopping and day trips

We ended up basing ourselves in Ravenshoe for just over a week. We did several day trips around the area up to Atherton, Yungaburra and through Malanda visiting the many waterfalls on the way. We visited The Crater and Grandad gave the boys the tip to take some rocks with them to throw into the Crater and wait for the splash and see the hole in the duck weed on top - great tip!! I think this has been one of the rare walks where there was not whinging involved...and we went back for a second go! We also loved the local area with the...

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Pep family road trip

Sep 21, 2014 - Ravin' now about Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland. We are staying at the Ravenshoe Railco camping area in town. It is a great spot across the road from the creek/river that they call the Millstream. Charlie has been able to swim each day without the worry of Crocs! The boys saw some Platypus late one afternoon down at the Millstream We have met up with some people that we met at Mt Surprise and organised to have them over for dinner/pizza - who says one can't entertain with a camper trailer! We have a Weber Baby Q and I have finally mastered the...

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Pep family road trip

Aug 28, 2014 - Ravenshoe

The journey to Ravenshoe took us up through Mt Molloy. The drive included 28 kilometres of the steepest road we have encountered so far with some of the grades in excess of 15 degrees. Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland. Another small Queensland outback town that is doing it tough. We spent the night in the Ravenshoe BP Tall Timbers Roadhouse camp grounds. The grounds were spread out amongst large gum trees with a lovely creek through the middle of it.

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Aug 27, 2014 - The Chocolate Farm

On the recommendation of the hosts at the Daintree Riverview Caravan Park we took a trip to the Cocoa Farm operated by the Puglisi Farming group. The farm is a fourth generation sugar cane farm and in an effort to diversify they planted a couple of hectares of cocoa trees. The Puglisi property is one of only three in Australia to grow cocoa which is usually grown in Brazil. As part of the operation the family sends the dried beans to Melbourne to have their boutique chocolate manufactured. We were rather lucky to go on a conducted tour as...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Home on the Range

I woke up to someone else's alarm blaring continuously through the tent and the noise of girls forgetting that people were still trying to sleep as they got up to shower. We had breakfast at eight. We went the milking pen later and took turns milking the milder cow. The cow's teats felt like sausages and jetted thin streams of milk into the bucket. I thought it was quite fun, but most people thought it was disgusting. Afterwards, we went to the cattle holding pen. The lady told us about how they put the bulls in the vises and then branded,...

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Jul 16, 2010 - gilbert river to archer creek

we left the gilbert river after a hot night. we have decided to head for archer creek free camp. we pulled in for feul at georgetown. the local lady told us about the hot springs at innot. she said just dig a hole and relax in the creek beside the pub and caravan park. that sounded like a good idea. we could do with some relaxing. we found the springs, they were as the lady said, only difference was john didn't have to dig a whole. we walked up the creek first and we burnt our feet in the water. john even had a blister on the sole of his...

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july trip 2010

Jul 2, 2010 - Ravenshoe to the Gulf

Click on an image to enlarge it. After leaving Cairns we headed back up the mountain to Kuranda where we stopped for a look. It is a very popular tourist spot. We then retraced our steps back to Ravenshoe via Mareeba and Atherton. We stayed there for a few more days and visited three more waterfalls at Millaa Millaa. There are so many waterfalls in this area and all very impressive. Our next main destination was Karumba; we went from the eastern side of QLD to the Gulf of Carpentaria, travelling 631 kilometres mostly on the Savannah Way. We...

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