Calliope Crossing Rest Area - QLD

 

Position

DEG: -23.95978 151.154099
DMS: 23º 57' 35.21" S 151º 09' 14.75" E
UTM: 56 K 7348997mN 312171mE
Altitude: 15.87m

Description

Address & Contact

Old Bruce Hwy
River Ranch QLD 4680
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Information

This excellent free camp is where the old Bruce Highway crosses the Calliope River via a low level bridge. The area was bypassed by the highway many years ago but is maintained by the local council as a free camping area. Toilet blocks are provided on both sides of the river. Pedestrians can still walk over the bridge that is also regularly used my fishermen.
There is space for a large number of campers on both sides of the river. The western area is reached from the Bruce Highway immediately on the west side of the elevated highway bridge. The turn is well signed and is the same turn that is taken to reach the Port Curtis Historical Village complex.
The eastern side is reached by a well signed turn into Old Bruce Highway about 3 km or so on the eastern side of the elevated highway bridge. As the highway runs about east west in this area both turns are to the south side of the highway.
Maximum stay 48 hours.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Gladstone Airport
Distance from Calliope Crossing Rest Area 12.12km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.730.529.828.025.623.322.923.725.927.428.730.0
Mean Min. °C23.023.021.719.015.413.211.812.615.518.520.422.1
Mean Rain mm146.8181.776.244.537.740.526.336.231.157.157.0115.1

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