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Thallon Silo

Queensland Routes: St George – Nindigully – Thallon – Dirranbandi – Bollon

Thallon Silo As we headed outback this winter, instead of forging due west from St George, we took a detour – full of gems! Murray the Cod St George We followed the Balonne River into town, stopping at the Beardmore Dam picnic area for lunch. There are four caravan parks in town – we chose the Pelican’s Rest Caravan Park just east of town on the Cararnvon Highway. St George Caravan Park is opposite the bridge and Major Mitchell Monument. You’ll also find Murray the Cod here. The Riverway really makes the most of the Balonne with walkways and picnic

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The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland

See highlights from our south west Queensland trip

The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland This is what we have in store for you in this newsletter: a route we definitely recommend, how a popular site has been upgraded, and still remains free/donation, a free camp plus can you guess a location? I also list some of my favourite reads for your trips – make sure you tell us yours!  All of these places were part of our South West Queensland winter adventure, and oh, we’d love to back out there! It looks like we won’t have our two in NSW and ACT home to Queensland for uni holidays. Mum is

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Chinchilla Weir QLD

Chinchilla Weir, Queensland reopens

Just returned from our south west Queensland winter adventure, our first night was spent in Chinchilla, home of the Watermelon Festival. One of the most well known spots is Chinchilla Weir on the Condamine River, where we stopped in for lunch. At the time, upgrades to the new camping area were still under construction and they opened mid July. Council partnered with the Australian Government to fast-track a $1.9 million revamp as part of its COVID-19 Recovery Package which includes a new waterside camp kitchen, fire pits, bin enclosures, shelters, picnic seating, barbeques and signage. Even the weather didn’t dampen the brand-new shine of the facilities near the boat ramp.

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Eulo, home of Diprotodon
Bucket List

Bucket List: Queensland’s Natural Sciences Loop

Eulo, home of Diprotodon Just back from our winter travels, our plan was to spend most of our time in NSW. Covid has shelved that for a while, instead we drove further west and took on Queenland’s Natural Sciences Loop! I like my hot baths – what a delight to stop into Charlotte Plains Station (906) 46 km east of Cunnamulla, and have a soak in their soothing artesian waters. I enjoyed a nag with plenty of travellers, including the owner’s family. School holidays meant camping was very popular, but you have a huge area to spread out. The waters

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Gordon and Barbara at Rainbow Beach Holiday Village, QLD

Warm up with four waterside spots and a station stay

Brrr! Have you had snow at your place? It is chilly here, too. No wonder travellers are heading north for winter. Heatley and I caught up with Gordon, the creator of ‘Gas Bottle Refills’ and his partner, Barbara whilst they were on their latest Queensland trip. Gas bottles are a new feature on the Camps Australia Wide App – the functionality can be turned off just like petrol stations, so it is there when you need it. This is in addition to the new gas bottle symbol you’ll find at sites where you can buy or swap your gas bottle. Seasoned travellers, Barbara shared some

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Mission Beach Camping & Caravan Park
Beaches & Coasts

New Listing – Mission Beach Camping & Caravan Park, Queensland

Mission Beach Camping & Caravan Park lies on a quiet stretch of the Tropical North Queensland coast between Cairns & Townsville. Offering absolute beachfront access to white sandy beaches with 50 pet-friendly sites for camping and caravans and views out to Dunk Island​.   It combines World Heritage rainforest alongside 14 kilometres of pristine beach. Just a short walk to the town centre, Mission Beach Camping and Caravan Park delivers a quiet, laid-back vibe with easy access to a long list of activities.  Though the amenities are simple, they are maintained to the highest standard while they work on plans to

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