From Jericho we make our way through Emerald and Springsure heading towards Carnarvon Gorge

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2009 at 00:00

Motherhen

After leaving Jericho we crossed the Great Dividing Range for the first of many times this trip. Soon we were to cross the Drummond Range at 535 metres. From the lookout and picnic area at the Drummond Range crossing we looked across the railway line winding its way up the hill. Note the double tracks on the inside of the curve.














Emerald has joined other Queensland towns that boast a “biggest” with a huge painting of sunflowers in Van Gogh style.














From Emerald we turned south as Carnarvon Gorge was high on our priority list. Heading towards Springsure the Minerva Hills came into view. A feature is a peak of Mount Zamia , called Virgin Rock as it is said to resemble a statue of the Madonna and Child, but it takes a lot of imagination to see the likeness.













From Rolleston we turned south onto the Carnarvon Developmental Road to reach the access road to the gorge. The wreckage of a US plane is a memorial to the 1943 plane crash at Carnarvon Creek when all US and Australian servicemen on board died.














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