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The Comet River is a river in Central Queensland which rises in the Expedition Range, north of Expedition National Park and south of Rolleston. It then flows north through Comet towards a confluence with the Nogoa River, where they both form the Mackenzie River.
The Brown River is one of a number of tributaries and the Comet River Weir is the main water storage facility on the river. In the late 1990s the river was the site for a proposed new dam, although it was never built
Wonderful fishing area with great picnic spots. There is a steep track down to the river, but you can park above and walk down. The area has some beautiful trees and Coolibahs and paper barks line the river banks
Driving to Emerald and back from Comet along the country road…the skies were amazing.
I must admit I took these from the car…there was hardly any traffic on the road and the day was so beautiful… You can see the coal train going to Blackwater, and the smoke is the fires after the cotton crop was harvested and the trees burnt..
Comet is a town in central Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Capricorn Highway, 859 kilometres (534 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Comet and the surrounding area had a population of 233.
Comet is the oldest town in the Emerald region, established at the confluence of the Comet River with the Nogoa River. Originally called Cometville, the town takes its name from the river, named by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt who made observations of Comet Wilmot (C/1844 Y2) in the area on 29 December 1844. Comet is home to a “dig tree” established by Leichhardt to indicate to others where he had buried food and journals.
Today, the area around Comet supports cotton and grain production as well as cattle feedlots
Neem Tree is a very valuable tree and known as the ‘surer of ailments’..the Village pharmacy….
Originally posted on Naturapathy:
The NEEM tree (Azadirachta indica) is a tropical evergreen tree native to India and is also found in other southeast countries. In India, neem is known as “the village pharmacy” because of its healing versatility, and it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its medicinal properties. Neem is also called ‘arista’ in Sanskrit- a word that means ‘perfect, complete and imperishable’. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antifungal uses. The Sanskrit name ‘nimba’ comes from the term ‘nimbati syasthyamdadati’ which means ‘to give good health’.
Wonderful serene camping place with all facilities at the Weir. Beautiful camping area with birds, shady trees and quiet….There is water available from the Weir…and its truly a beautiful place to stay a few days….
The Bedford Weir is a man-made impoundment on the Mackenzie River, situated 25 kilometers north of Blackwater. The area is suitable for overnight stays and water, toilets and showers are available free of charge. Wood fired barbecues and a children’s playground are set in shaded areas by the river, making it an ideal picnic spot.
The area is popular destination for boating, skiing and fishing and has been stocked with sports fish, including Barramundi and Saratoga
There is great fishing here….and a water ski and Boating club
Wonderful location for camping…you can camp on either side of the river…It has toilets and a handsink if you need water for washing. The gardens around are beautiful and there is Museum you can visit for $5. Camping is free…
The Calliope River is located in Central Queensland, Australia. The river rises in the Calliope Range inland from the industrial port city of Gladstone, flows past the town of Calliope, before emptying into the Pacific Ocean just north of Gladstone. Wikipedia
Basin area: 2,230 km²
The Calliope River is located in Central Queensland, Australia. The river rises in the Calliope Range inland from the industrial port city of Gladstone, flows past the town of Calliope, before emptying into the Pacific Ocean just north of Gladstone. River length is approximately 100 kilometres, with a catchment area of approximately 2230 square kilometres.
Like others along the tropical coast of Australia, the river contains a rare germ which destroys flesh. The waters of the river may also contain box jellyfish for many kilometres upstream. This venomous, marine animal poses a threat to swimmers.
The Calliope River Historical Village is a true heritage experience which has captured and preserved some of the original buildings from around the Gladstone Region.
Come and spend some time looking at unique and interesting displays, including the Calliope River Railway facility which includes a Queensland Rail coach, two camp wagons and the Yarwun station. Take a drip down memory lane in the Raglan Dance Hall, or visit the country Markets which are held on site, with stall holders from as far away as the Gold Coast selling their wares.
The museum and tours operate daily at a small cost.
Tin Can Bay and the surrounding water ways are well known for its fishing and crabbing opportunities. The area boasts both estuary fishing and reef fishing for those enthusiastic anglers. The variety of fish that can be caught in the Great Sandy Straits and estuaries is extensive due to the mangrove breeding grounds found through out the straits, some of the more popular fish are whiting, flathead, bream, cod, mangrove jack, mackerel, tailor and some of the tall stories told by the locals would have you believe the occasional barrumundi
The man suggested I overnight and see the dolphins in the morning, and suggested a caravan Park. I am now staying in an air conditioned cabin opposite the shore at Tin Can Bay enjoying the midge free cool interior and the facilities I do not have camping…hot shower, a real bed and electric coffee jug..
There is so much to see and do in the Tin Can Bay area and surrounds.
Less than a kilometre from the park is our world famous dolphin feeding. See and feed wild Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins in their natural state.
Fishing and boating paradise. Fishing is a great experience either from the shoreline or offshore. For those looking to venture out onto the Inlet, ‘tinnies’ are available for hire from businesses throughout the area. Yachts and houseboats are also available for hire from the marina.
Canoeing and kayaking to explore the Snapper Creek Inlet.
Beautiful walks including the Environmental Walkway, which is a wonderful opportunity for bird watching. There are over 250 varieties in the Tin Can Bay area.