Saturday, 29 December 2018

Mackenzie Park, Queensland

Next stay after Biloela we headed west where there was at a free park (donation) at Duaringa's Mackenzie Park, showers, limited water, toilets and a big area to park the motorhome or caravan in.  The town of Duaringa has about 260 people, so to provide such an area to park free in, is just wonderful.












A Ficus tree above and below is some of the area where motorhomes and caravans park for the night, photo taken in the morning when most people have left - we did too but later in the morning.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

To Biloela, Queensland

Continuing on our holiday in winter 2018 we stayed at Mundubbera in Queensland where we stayed last year for several days in a Motel, this year we stayed in the Caravan Park for 3 days then headed to Biloela Queensland for about 1 week. Two links from last years visit.

This year we stayed in a different area of the caravan park and so was treated to seeing Kangaroos who were easily frightened away, so from some distance I took these photos.






The bird below came to visit each day.




Towards sunset the above photo, below is a shopping mall though small had several interesting shop inside.



Monday, 24 December 2018

Friday, 21 December 2018

Gayndah Queensland.

After leaving Crows Nest we travelled through Gayndah in Queensland before we arrived to spend a few days in Mundubbera (a post from last year) where we stayed for several days last winter. This winter I didn't take hardly any photos because I had taken them all last year.

Gayndah is a small town with well under 2,000 people.  Oranges and Mandarins are grown in the area.  Called into the 'Big Orange' and what delightful oranges they were selling, the taste was delicious and much better than any orange we had eaten in two years from the supermarket.




Inside the big orange is a bit of history of oranges.
At the gate below.



Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Way to Crows Nest, Queensland.


Couldn't resist this cute Tasmanian Devil.

We seemed to pass through many areas called 'mount' something or other but never saw any mountains :)  that's the nature of Queensland.
Near Mt. Kynock Queensland, a new road on our way to Crows Nest Queensland, where we stayed a few nights then Goomeri which we drove through onto Gayndah in Queensland.

Crows Nest is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland.  It's a unusual rural town serving surrounding rural district which produces beef and dairy cattle.
The town's uniqueness is a combination of it's celebration of Jimmy Crow, an Aboriginal named by early settlers who lived in a hollow tree. It's the only town in Australia named after a local Aborigine.
Crows Nest has a population of just over 2,000 people.

When we arrived in Crows Nest at the Caravan Park we were told the the town was on level 4 water restrictions which is not good, it was then we realised the severity of the drought.




Near Mount Luke Queensland




Our caravan and vehicle in the Caravan Park at Crows Nest Queensland.


The little lake in the caravan park.








Shopping area and post office.


The mural is on the side of the service station.


Below a rest area in Gayndah.

Monday, 17 December 2018

On towards Crows Nest, Queensland

From Tenterfield NSW we passed over the boarder of NSW into Queensland, there are no markings and no sign to say that you have arrived in Queensland (on some highways there is).
We drove through Ballandean Queensland, Warwick, Mount Marshall, Kearneys Spring, on our way to Crows Nest Queensland.


At Ballandean is this dinosaur and across the road the Post Office and Chemist shop.




Taken from the vehicle both photos. A place called Dalveen above and an old bridge along the way.
We didn't come across many road works on this trip in our winter 2018.






Mount Marshall area above then Kearneys Spring shopping centre not far from the city of Toowoomba area


A street in Toowoomba Queensland below.




A rest area along the way, then below is part of the Darling Downs in Queensland.
Have put a link if you wish to visit Wikipedia regarding the that area.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Cork Tree in Tenterfield, NSW.

The Cork Tree in Tenterfield was brought from England by Edward Parker in a jam tin in 1861 and this is what it looks like in 2018 in winter.
It's believed to be the largest cork tree in Australia, there is a large cork tree in Melbourne Australia.










Underneath the cork tree were there 3 ponies - cute little things, they seemed to be asleep.






This is the entrance to the Caravan Park we stayed in in Tenterfield.