Mildura & Beyond

User: Di.Reynolds
Dates: 1 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
Duration: 1 month, 1 week

Sunday 10 Dec 2017 18:07

From the Ritz to the pits. Beach to show grounds, location, location, location.

Posted: Dec. 10, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Sunday 10 Dec 2017 17:52

Last chance to do laundry before the van goes in to fix the leak. My goodness our laundry had grown legs, guess who they belong to?

Posted: Dec. 10, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

Sunday 10 Dec 2017 16:27

Lawton Showgrounds ... Hogan Heroes the guard is on duty $25.00 a night, surrounded by barb wire, the gates are closed & locked at 6pm & do not open until 6am. A far cry from last night.

Posted: Dec. 10, 2017, 6:27 a.m.

Sunday 10 Dec 2017 9:07

Mary Poppins ... Maryborough

Posted: Dec. 9, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Saturday 9 Dec 2017 18:22

Our last night in Hervey Bay.

Posted: Dec. 9, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Friday 8 Dec 2017 18:09

A catch up & dinner at Hoolihans with great people that we met on the road in 2014.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Friday 8 Dec 2017 7:31

WOW Hervey Bay what a skyline.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Thursday 7 Dec 2017 18:42

These glasses have the best view.... haven’t spilled a drop travelling from Palm Cove to Hervey Bay.

I wonder what the next view is going to be like!

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017, 8:42 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 18:36

Just checking are our feet dirty or brown?

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 17:17

Hope you like the view .... of the ocean of course, Hervey Bay for 4 nights. Although we are away from our family I hope you have a happy Birthday & enjoy your prawns & beer.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017, 7:17 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 11:17

Boyne Rest area, plenty of sculptures but this one was my favourite.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 13:25

St Lawrence.... A general store come post office, a couple of homes, a Pub, and a lot of water. We were going to stay the night but if it rains I would say that we would be stuck there for a while.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 3:25 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 7:52

For a small town like Bowen they are certainly up to date with technology, an area for charging electric cars.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 7:50

What a view while having breakfast in Bowen, eating all the healthy fresh fruit purchased in Palm Cove.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Monday 4 Dec 2017 18:29

Having given up camping 500 meters from the Ocean at a free camp at Balgal Beach to here at Guthalungra Rest Area ( even supplies passion fruit for the travellers) a big mistake, but a nice sunset.

Pity I did not take a photo of Balgal beach or you would understand, picture Palm Cove and you are nearly there.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 8:29 a.m.

Sunday 3 Dec 2017 17:32

Out last night in Palm Cove, going to miss the evening walks on the beach, families enjoying time together fishing on the pier & of course a wine 🍷 & scotch watching the sun go down.

Posted: Dec. 3, 2017, 7:32 a.m.

Sunday 3 Dec 2017 14:03

Like a warm bath.

Posted: Dec. 3, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

Saturday 2 Dec 2017 10:06

Cairns lagoon pool

Posted: Dec. 2, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Friday 1 Dec 2017 18:58

Out for dinner with Donna & Ray. Met at 80 mile beach WA in 2016.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Friday 1 Dec 2017 17:38

War Memorial Cairns. 1800hrs all stand for the playing of The Last Post.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 19:08

Our nightly walk along the foreshore on a balmy 25 degree night.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 16:16

Cheese, biscuits, beer & wine on Palm Cove foreshore.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 6:16 a.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 12:28

Had to do a massive 45 Km drive from Port Douglas to Palm Cove staying a couple of nights.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 2:28 a.m.

Monday 27 Nov 2017 16:03

Hemingway’s Brewery.

We walked 11.8 km no wonder Merv needed a tasting paddle.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017, 6:03 a.m.

Sunday 26 Nov 2017 9:13

Have just walked around the Market at Port Douglas, now enjoying the view & the sea breeze. 8.7 km walked that day.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Saturday 25 Nov 2017 10:05

Happy 4th birthday to our beautiful granddaughter Alannah. We hope you had a wonderful day with loads of presents to open.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

Friday 24 Nov 2017 14:36

The entertainment while having our prawns & beers. A yacht grounded just off the channel, had to call in the Calvary.... ouch that is going to hurt the pocket.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2017, 4:36 a.m.

Friday 24 Nov 2017 14:18

Cannot go without showing you our bucket of prawns.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2017, 4:18 a.m.

Friday 24 Nov 2017 14:06

Port Douglas for a few nights. Our view having a beer & prawns.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2017, 4:06 a.m.

Thursday 23 Nov 2017 15:43

The information centre in Mareeba. Apart from giving information for what to see in the area they have historical relics set up as a village of the 1800 to look at, very informative.

Posted: Nov. 23, 2017, 5:43 a.m.

Thursday 23 Nov 2017 13:59

Skybury for fresh roasted coffee.

Posted: Nov. 23, 2017, 3:59 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 15:19

Gallo Dairyland cheese & chocolate factory for tastings.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 5:19 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 14:59

Curtain Fig Tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:59 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 14:39

A lasting tribute to the unsung heroes, the Bomb detection dogs.

I question not your commands I follow faithfully wherever you go I pledge my loyalty no matter what I share the dangers of your domain and will readily lay down my life for yours .... for in this moment we are as one

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:39 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 14:38

Avenue of Honour. A sculptured set of wings in full flight depicting the contributions made by all services & symbolising the undaunted spirit of the Aust Digger.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:38 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 14:31

Enlarge photo to read.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 14:31

On the shores of Lake Tinatroo. Memorial commemorates the courage & commitment of those who served & is dedicated to the memory of the young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against terror in Afghanistan.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 12:56

Nerada Tea Plantation.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 2:56 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 12:18

Millaa Millaa Falls.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 2:18 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 11:44

Ellinjas Falls

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 1:44 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 11:23

Mungalli Creek

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 16:00

On the old station platform.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 15:58

$15.00 per night in Ravenshoe. Camped in the Railway Historical Train Park for the next two nights.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017, 5:58 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 12:59

At the Ravenshoe Information Centre. Hawk tried & succeeded in stopping the milling of Timber. Enlarge photo to read comments.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017, 2:59 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 8:07

Our altercation with a kangaroo. Car ok, Kangaroo will have a sore head & a bald patch for a while.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 17:57

We had just finished dinner, washed the dishes, poured a wine and enjoying the ambiance of the fire when the heavens opened up, that was the end of our romantic night & the fire.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017, 7:57 a.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 16:45

Fletcher creek a free camp for the night ..... 40 km Nth of Charters Tower.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017, 6:45 a.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 7:29

The locals wanting Merv’s bacon & egg breakfast.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 6:44

The boys with their catch, 12 in all with the biggest being over 300mm. The great part was that John & Raylee cooked them for us to take home and eat. Yum yum.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 12:47

The boys are on their way to drop off the Red Claw pots, 4 pots per person.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 2:47 a.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 12:00

A quote I read today.

For every minute you are angry you loose 60 seconds of happiness.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 2 a.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 17:30

Can’t get any better, our first fire since leaving home, a Roast Lamb in the Camp oven overlooking the Dam watching children swim, jet skiers, and water skiing.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 14:21

Theresa Creek Dam.

Our view, $15.00 per night. Comes with fire pits & wood.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 4:21 a.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 7:23

Very interesting read.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Friday 17 Nov 2017 9:54

The map on our GPS of where we are fossicking.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 11:54 p.m.

Friday 17 Nov 2017 9:44

Fossicking in Sapphire.. no luck but enjoyed the experience. Cost $11.50 for a fossicking licence for a month & $10.00 hire for the equipment.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

Friday 17 Nov 2017 9:41

The Lorikeets even found it hot, enjoyed the water out of our bottle.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 18:24

Our view for tonight in Sapphire.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 15:36

Staying at a free camp at Sapphire, really it is just a paddock, with cattle walking down the Main Street.

Only recently they have put in a swimming pool complex $1.50 each which is very welcoming as the temp at the moment is 34 degrees.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 5:36 a.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 10:11

The Dakota Aircraft crashed during a violent Electrical storm while en route from Darwin to Brisbane.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 10:10

Crashed in 1943.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 6:50

Our visitors as we were packing up, the little one having a good look around in the safety of Mum’s pouch.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 14:47

Takarakka Bush Resort for the next few days, $35.00 per night.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 4:47 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 12:49

Looking into the Amphitheater.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 2:49 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 11:24

Amphitheatre, a further 1.6 km walk plus climbing the stairs. A 60m deep chamber gouged from the rock by running water.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 11:08

Moss Gardens. Water dripping constantly from the Sandstone sustains a lush, green carpet of mosses, ferns & liverworts.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 1:08 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 10:15

Moss Garden .... a 7km walk up & down stairs, over creeks to see this beautiful site.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 12:15 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 9:25

Entrance to Carnarvon Gorge. We walked 13.9 Km.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 16:47

Mickey Creek.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 6:47 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 16:40

Mickey Creek, Carnarvon Gorge.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 6:40 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 15:58

Baloon Cave, a 500 meter walk in. These drawing are old but amazingly the colour very vibrant & fresh for the supposed age of the hand prints!!!!!

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 5:58 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 15:09

Cattle put into a pen that is a weight scale where they are weighed.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 5:09 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 8:32

Computes the total weight of the entire pen & calculates the average cost per beast.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 8:25

Roma’s Sale yards is the largest cattle selling centre in Australia with. 300,000 - 400,000 head of cattle sold annually and is situated on almost 123 acres

The record sale day was 14,000 head of cattle pass through in one day. The largest bull sold to date at Roma Saleyards was around 1400 kilograms.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 7:50

Auctioneer at the Roma Cattle Saleyards.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Monday 13 Nov 2017 17:26

Fisherman’s Park, free camp.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 7:26 a.m.

Monday 13 Nov 2017 17:25

Fisherman’s Park, this tee shirt was placed on a stump. If this was in Melb, it would have been stolen by now.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 7:25 a.m.

Monday 13 Nov 2017 15:54

Cobb & Co Museum in Surat. Carried mail, gold & passengers.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 5:54 a.m.

Monday 13 Nov 2017 10:33

Heroes Avenue Roma.

20/9/1918 the people of Roma payed tribute to their sons who fell in WW1 by planting a bottle tree for each soldier as a Living memorial to their duty to their nation.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Monday 13 Nov 2017 5:58

Patrick & James Kenniff. Australia’s last bushrangers murdered Constable George Doyle & station manager Albert Dahike in 1902.

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 11:26

Amazing what you see walking down the Main Street of Mitchell beside his owner. He is a retired camp draft horse.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 8:09

After a tyre change & cleaning out the back of the truck which was full of fine dust back to the Artisan Bore we headed.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 16:23

Free Camp. Neil Turner Weir for the next few days.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 6:23 a.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 14:49

Mitchell Artesian Bore, $4.50 per person. Excellent one of the best we have been to. Average Temp 30 - 50 degrees C Max Trmp 100 c

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 4:49 a.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 10:24

Riversands Winery, St George.

Popped in for a few Tastings.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 8:20

Thallon Qld, These Silo’s have just been finished.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 7:14

And another.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 7:11

Painting’s on & around the Nindigully Pub.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Thursday 9 Nov 2017 17:06

Relaxing after a long drive..... 3 hrs.

Our camp for the night, not far to walk to the Pub.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 7:06 a.m.

Thursday 9 Nov 2017 14:38

Nindigully Pub Established 1864, free camp.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 4:38 a.m.

Thursday 9 Nov 2017 14:02

Boomi, recommend by a fellow traveler. Town consists of a Pub, Police Staton.

An Artisan Bore is their claim to fame. The Bore is opened at certain times if at all, as it is staffed by volunteers.

Decided to move on as every home had at least one reck’s, if not more, in their backyards.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 3:02 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 16:21

The Sandstone Caves, Pilliga.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 5:21 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 12:43

Workers at the sculptures in the scrub keeping the walkways safe for the visitors

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 1:43 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 12:13

Sculptures in the scrub, Pilliga Forest.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 1:13 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 10:50

The Salt Caves, the view from the fire tower.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 15:11

Pilliga $5.00 per night. Free use of the Bore.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 4:11 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 14:48

Pilliga Bore, approx temp 36 degrees.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 13:11

Aboriginal Land Council.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 2:11 a.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 15:07

4 Mile Camp Ground .. Brewarrina NSW. Our free camp for the night on the Darling River.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017, 4:07 a.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 10:28

Entrance to the Shindy’s Inn.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 10:24

Inside the Inn.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 10:22

Shindy’s Inn, Louth. NSW

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 17:49

Locals coming down for a drink.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 14:43

Tilpa Weir, Free camp on the Darling River.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 3:43 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 13:56

Tilpa Pub, $9.00 for a beer & wine, not bad we thought.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 2:56 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 13:47

Leaving the Pub, They don’t have to worry about the local police here possibly only the poor dog. Seeing the condition of his owner 🍺🍺he would have been safer to 🏃🏃along side of his master.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 2:47 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 13:30

Tilpa Pub. Population approx 100 people in a 100 Kim radios.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 2:30 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 12:53

Main Street of Silverton.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 11:57

Dust, dust & more dust.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 11:17

Travelling to Tilpa but before we hit the dirt road we are letting down the tyres.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017, 12:17 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 16:05

Silverton church.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 14:12

Broken Hill Sculptures & The Living Desert.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 3:42 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 12:34

Silverton Hotel.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 12:03

Silverton Hotel, even comes with donkeys down the Main Street.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 1:33 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 11:57

Entrance into Silverton.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 1:27 a.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 11:11

Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 12:41 a.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 16:32

Miners memorial that stands on top of the Line of Lode. Dedication to more than 800 miners loosing their lives on the job, 12 year old was the youngest who died from Asphyxiation from dynamite fumes.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 6:02 a.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 16:24

View over looking Broken Hill.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 5:54 a.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 15:48

Queen of Priscilla. Broken Hill. Palace Hotel.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 5:18 a.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 13:40

Living Desert open 31/10/2017 . $10.00 per night per person plus $6.00 each to enter the National Park.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 3:10 a.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 10:27

Unfortunately it is time to stay goodbye to great people & to the Buronga Caravan Park. A great time was had by all.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 15:32

Lock 11

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 4:32 a.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 14:53

We think we should make this the last winery & tasting.🍷🍷

To quote Forest Gump 1. Life is like a box of Chocolates (with these guys) you don’t know what to expect. 2. I think it is time to go home now.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 3:53 a.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 13:24

Wine & Musket tastings... Well someone has to do it.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 2:24 a.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 11:43

In the grounds of Buronga Riverside Caravan Park.

No explanation needed ... how everyone would like to see themselves at that age.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 7:31

Doing what boys do best ... having a fish, a beer & talking rubbish.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 12:51

Ouyen rest stop, enjoying a Vanilla Slice from Bridgewater.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2017, 1:51 a.m.

Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 6:48

After running around to find & replace a 60 amp battery charger which failed for the van, an enquiry re the sale of the van & the control panel on the Bushman fridge going on the blink ...... we are finally on our way.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Mildura & Beyond

User: Di.Reynolds
Dates: 1 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
Duration: 1 month, 1 week

Hi Guys it looks like you are really enjoying the trip. I walked the entire gorge in 2008. Absolutely amasing things to see there.

We know of a great motel there, has everything you need including bed bugs

Looks very interesting, promise me not to stop at Sr George .....xx