Trip to canarvan gorge

Submitted: Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 13:18
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Hi guys doing a trip to canarvan gorge from Gold Coast then heading onto longreach and emerald, can u suggest any nice places to see along the way that's worth the trip?
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Reply By: Geobserver - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 13:48

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 13:48
Sapphire and Rubyvale area great little spots next to each other just west of Emerald. Alphas is a bit further west towards Longreach... make sure you grab a pie and cream bun at the bakery.Ilfracombe is a great alternative for accommodation to Longreach and is only a 10 minute drive away.
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Follow Up By: janice b1 - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 13:59

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 13:59
Thank u for the reply can't wait, did u do any fossicking whilst you were there?
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Follow Up By: Geobserver - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 08:07

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 08:07
Not really. We mucked around at the centre and bought some buckets to sift through.
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Reply By: Nutta - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:42

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:42
Drop in on Jericho, it has the smallest drive in in the southern hemisphere, its quite cute!
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Reply By: Member - Julio C (VIC) - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:18

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:18
Ilfracombe Caravan Park........best happy hour in the country
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Follow Up By: janice b1 - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 08:12

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 08:12
Thank you so much everyone for tips.
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 09:36

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 09:36
Ditto to all that Janice...Alpha pies had been our favourites, too...and then we discovered the pies at Barcaldine! Bakery's next to Barcaldine IGA, on the left hand side.
*sigh*now we have to eat pies in both towns! :)
In Sapphire, we sifted through some $20 bags about 8 years ago and had an absolute ball...I got 5 you-beaut sapphires from it, although all dad got was near frostbite (he had the job of sifting it in the water barrel!!) The caravan park was very nice, too, with fire pits for most sites (something that you don't get enough of these days).
There was a beaut little museum and underground mine tour out at Rubyvale, too.
At Jericho, duck into the public loos (the building on your left as you stand at the road). It's a communal loo, and you'll notice that the women would have to walk past the men at the urinal to get to their cubical!! I suppose they're all friends in the country, but I couldn't imagine walking past a male acquaintance relieving himself...!
Quite a strange set-up!
Enjoy. I love that part of Qld.
:)
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Follow Up By: janice b1 - Thursday, Jul 04, 2013 at 14:44

Thursday, Jul 04, 2013 at 14:44
Thank you so much :)
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Reply By: Daisy G - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 16:47

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 16:47
If you like sunset view, you can enjoy it at the sunshine motorway which is the bridge above the South Maroochy River. Perhaps it is the way you must pass on the trip to sunshine coast.
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