Bedford Weir Blackwater

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 isContinue reading “Bedford Weir Blackwater”

RainBow Beach..Inskip Camping

The aboriginal name of Carah was once given to Inskip Point. Early this century Inskip Point was the original settlement in the area and boasted a small school to cater for the children of the local timber workers and the Inskip Light Keeper. Some of the area between Inskip and Rainbow Beach was mined forContinue reading “RainBow Beach..Inskip Camping”

Trees on Fraser Island…Bush walk to the Summit

// I did not walk all the way…but almost to the top…The Kingfisher Bay Resort is edged with a dingo proof fence for security.  The island was originally a timber industry with timber exported all around the world. It is now a conservation island protected and cared for.

Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum

The Information Centre at Windorah also had a Museum which was built around a Boundary Riders Mud cottage which was carefully transported from out of Windorah to the current location. Here it sits in glorious splendour lovingly cared for by the Community and volunteers, surrounded with memorabilia from the past. http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/whitula-gate-museum/index.cfm The Whitula Gate MuseumContinue reading “Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum”

Drive to Windorah from Bedourie

I left at midday with George, who was driving machinery at the new subdivion at Bedourie, to overnight at Windorah and experience the trip overland. It was all desert..sand, scrub, the occasional rock..flat, dusty and dry. Colors changed to reds and the occasional mound of sand Sometimes there was a tree…..it is very dry andContinue reading “Drive to Windorah from Bedourie”

Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre

http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au/water Bedourie’s Artesian Spa and Swimming Pool Complex has a 22 person Therapeutic Spa, which is one of the favorite for locals and visitors alike. The crystal clear water comes directly from the artesian bore in town and the 25 metre swimming pool is beautifully cool after your time in the spa. There are threeContinue reading “Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre”

Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie is a town with a population of 120 perched on a sand dune, surrounded by Eyre Creek, 1,600 kms from Brisbane and 200 kms from Birdsville. Bedourie is the Administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire which covers an area of 95,000 sq kms. In the 1800’s it was a major rest stop for  droversContinue reading “Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert”

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