Hervey Bay to Longreach - which route?

Submitted: Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 13:27
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Hi fellow explorers....We are travelling from Hervey Bay to Longreach towing 25' caravan - should we turn off at Gladstone and head to Emerald via the Dawson Highway, or head to Rockhampton and take the Capricorn Highway the whole way? We like small towns, pretty scenery and decent playgrounds for the kids to burn off some energy - plus 'experiences' you dont get in your everyday life.

Also, can anyone recommend a nice FREE camp spot half way between coast & Longreach along the Capricorn Hwy?

Thx
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:41

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:41
We recently went to Longreach via the Capricorn Hwy, plenty of places you can pull over for the kids, I understand there is a reasonable free camp under the railway bridge at Emerald.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: happytravelers - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 20:02

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 20:02
Free camping under the bridge at Emerald is no longer allowed. Stopped there last week, no camping signs had been put up everywhere.

Jon
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:53

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:53
Not half way, but a nice free camp at Jericho on the banks of the creek.. Has toilet and an outside shower- like after swimming shower. Kris and Kev
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Reply By: trilogy - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 19:53

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 19:53
Hervey Bay to Longreach - which route?
I will always take the mrs, she has stuck by me for many years.
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Reply By: Road to Discovery - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:47

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:47
Thanks all - I had read about the Jericho free camping before, so looks like a goer.

Hey Triology....cheeky....by the way, I am the Mrs !! (and I've probably got a headache too).
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