Outback Queensland

Submitted: Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 17:39
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Everyone has seen how the drought is effecting many of our Aussie Communities and plenty of generous folk have been organising help in many ways, but there is a way that you travellers out there can help just by planning your yearly trip north to include some of the areas that you might usually by-pass. If you are heading to Karumba, Lawn Hill or Darwin maybe take a short detour through the Dinosaur Triangle of Winton, Hughenden and Richmond and continue on through Cloncurry and up to the Gulf. There is plenty to see and do and these smaller towns will really appreciate the extra visitors after the very lean times of the drought and it is not over just yet. Just search ‘Dinosaur Triangle Queensland’ and you will find lots of good information on attractions and accommodation.
Cheers Jonty

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Reply By: Idler Chris - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 19:02

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 19:02
Would love to help Jonty but Queesland is not on my radar. The parks booking system ends in too many dramas and unpleasantness. .
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Follow Up By: Jonty - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 19:35

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 19:35
There are plenty of reasonable good caravan parks and free camps. Check out Wiki- Camps or Camps 8.
Cheers
Jonty
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 21:22

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 21:22
Absolutely, Jonty!
Some of our favourite places are out there.
And don't forget down the highway at Charleville, the free camp out the back street of Augathella on the river, Longreach, Blackall, Tambo, Barcy, Stonehenge...
If you've been thinking about it, perhaps this is the year to tick it off your list!
If you're passing through on your way north, stop a little longer. Spend an extra dollar. Stop in some of those tiny dots on the map that you would have otherwise whizzed through. Buy a coffee and some lunch.
Outback people are pretty darn tough but there's only so much resilience to go round and we should never underestimate the value of our tourism dollar.

I once lived in a little place where a local dad packed his kids off to school and went out to the back shed to take his own life. That's what happens when resilience hits rock bottom.

Go spread the love!
:) Robyn

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Follow Up By: Jonty - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 22:59

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 22:59
Thanks Robyn,
The small dots are the special ones.
Jonty
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Reply By: Litlbalt - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 20:03

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 20:03
We are heading that way later in the year we can't wait, the count down in on.
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Follow Up By: Jonty - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 23:00

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 23:00
Look forward to seeing you.
Jonty
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