Our latest travels

Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 09:39
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Hi Guys,

I thought I'd keep you up to date with our latest travels. We are currently in Toowoomba, having finally turned west. We had a fantastic time in Tamworth, and I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to visit, even those who don't like country music. The visitor information centre there is an absolute must - helpful people and good info. We also found a very good butcher in the Coles shopping centre, whose meat is very good, prices very reasonable and who cryovaced our meat for free. Armidale was lovely but oh so cold!! We spent a few days in Byron Bay, enjoying the warmth and the fabulous beaches. As we were advised on this forum, we went up the lighthouse which was well worth it, and walked down the path to stand on Australia's easternmost point. So now it is a matter of heading west, with a visit to Ruth on the way, until we get to Steep Point, and try to stand on Australia's westernmost point.
We also have to recommend the terrific service of Opposite Lock here in Toowoomba. We knew Craig from OL in Adelaide, and he has not lowered his standards one bit!
Fellow travellers have recommended the caravan parks at Chinchilla and Thargomindah, so we might give those a try before seriously heading to Birdsville.

Happy travels
Anne and Millny
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 11:21

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 11:21
There is a good bush camp at Eulo on the banks of the Paroo River.
Don't miss the Mud Springs on the left hand side of the road about 10km west of Eulo. The road from the end of the bitumen at the Jackson Oil Field to the SA border is pretty ordinary. From Innamincka to Bridsville via Haddon Corner and Betoota is reasonable. Because of the drought there are lots of bulldust patches in the Outback.

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Reply By: gerry - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:38

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:38
Anne: if heading west from Toowoomba towards Mitchell, I can recommend a couple of good free camping spots.
Chinchilla Weir, about 8-10 kms south of Chinchilla on the Taro Road. Grassy sites, plenty of shade, water, toilets, tables and chairs etc, all in a very nice setting.
Also Judds Lagoon, about 5 kms south of Yuleba. Rustic and quiet, toilets only.
At Mitchell, besides the Major Mitchell CP, their is the Neil Turner weir, about 2 kms north of town. Plenty of grass and shade and facilities.
If going as far west as Augathella, there is a spot right in the middle of town opposite the pub. A large grassy spot with trees, tables and chairs, toilets etc. Walk to town!
Hope these few spots help to save the odd dollar. Camping is always fun, but its better when its cheap!
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:17

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:17
Anne, while at the Neil Turned Weir you can catch some good fish.
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