All Over Australia

:2015-10-09 20:01:08

After the birth of Harley, our newest grandson, we took a short trip to the Tweed for Renee's 40th Birthday at a holiday house and then back to Ipswich and then Olivia's. Finally setting off to take a somewhat circular and scenic route to Gunning to visit Frances' brother Bob and make a couple of visits to Canberra while there.

  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 2,149.71 km
  • Time 30 h 38 min
  • Speed 78.1 km/h
  • Min altitude 2 m
  • Peak 684 m
  • Climb 4765 m
  • Descent 4202 m

1. Laura's House (At that time)

Altitude: 10 m
Address: Unit 9/72 Webster Rd, Deception Bay QLD 4508, Australia

We had arrived back just in time for Laura to give birth to Harley and stayed a little while to help out.

2. River Retreat Caravan Park

Altitude: 2 m
Address: 6 Philp Parade, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486, Australia

Across the road from the banks of the River Tweed, an older park with quite "tight" sites  but clean and tidy.

3. Ipswich Showgrounds

Altitude: 35 m
Address: 81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

Back again for the maximum of a week

4. Olivia's House

Altitude: 12 m
Address: 1125 State Route 35, Oxley QLD 4075, Australia

Olivia's for a few days getting ready to leave for another longer trip.

5. Eumundi RV Stop

Altitude: 35 m
Address: 29 Napier Rd, Eumundi QLD 4562, Australia

First stop going north was at the Eumundi RV Stop which occupies a corner of the carpark for the famous markets.

6. Six Mile Creek Rest Area

Altitude: 57 m
Address: 612 Bruce Hwy, Glanmire QLD 4570, Australia

A mostly grassy Rest Area with toilets and a Dump Point

7. Cheery Nomad

Altitude: 10 m
Address: Unnamed Road, St Helens QLD 4650, Australia

A Caravan Park on a farm best describes this but not much farming done any more. A back to back row of powered sites and a separate area for unpowered campers; has since been extened to ofer some lower cost camping without access to the facilities.

8. Apple Tree Creek Rest Area

Altitude: 83 m
Address: 34 Drummond St, Apple Tree Creek QLD 4660, Australia

Bitumen Parking, toilets, shade trees

9. Gin Gin North Rest Area

Altitude: 49 m
Address: 34593 Bruce Hwy, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia

Large grassy areas, toilets, close to town

10. Kalpowar State Forest

Altitude: 386 m
Address: Unnamed Road, Kalpowar QLD 4630, Australia

Another of Queensland's great Forestry campgrounds, just a single drop toilet and a picnic shelter here but lots of space.

11. Monto Caravan Park

Altitude: 233 m
Address: Monto Caravan Park, 16 Flinders St, Monto QLD 4630, Australia

Another older park but with plenty of room.

12. Wuruma Dam

Altitude: 232 m
Address: Unnamed Road, Wuruma Dam QLD 4627, Australia

One of the best Free Camps for many years but now, sadly, relocated to higher ground away from the water's edge

13. Black Stump Rest Area

Altitude: 153 m
Address: A3, Mundubbera QLD 4626, Australia

On the edge of town, some shade, toilets and water

14. Dalby Tourist Park

Altitude: 343 m
Address: Dalby Tourist Park, 32 Myall St, Dalby QLD 4405, Australia

Virtually on the creek bank, spacious park with good amenities right on the edge of town, walk to shops.

15. Apex Park Cecil Plains

Altitude: 356 m
Address: State Route 82, Cecil Plains QLD 4407, Australia

Another large Free Camp on the banks of the Condamine River adjacent to the weir, toilets and water

16. Walpole Park Millmerran

Altitude: 402 m
Address: 7 Charlotte St, Millmerran QLD 4357, Australia

A newer RV stop with picnic shelter but no amenities, Dump Point opposite

17. Inglewood RV Stop

Altitude: 283 m
Address: 2 Albert St, Inglewood QLD 4387, Australia

A smaller RV stop behind the roadside Rest Area, toilets and water

18. Rainbow Camping Reserve

Altitude: 229 m
Address: Kildonan Rd, Kurumbul QLD 4388, Australia

A fishing camp by some defeinitons, no facilities but on a waterhole which becomes part of the river in high water flow times

19. North Star Road Rest Area

Altitude: 227 m
Address: A39, Boggabilla NSW 2409, Australia

A very large rest Area shared with trucks, single toilet, some shade

20. Moree Showground

Altitude: 210 m
Address: 282 Warialda St, Moree NSW 2400, Australia

A good Showground camp, improved even further since our visit

21. Schwager's Bore Picnic Area

Altitude: 262 m
Address: Rocky Creek Mill Rd, The Pilliga NSW 2388, Australia

In the Pilliga Forest a few kms off the Newell Highway

22. The Aloes Picnic Area

Altitude: 262 m
Address: Pilliga Forest Way, Kenebri NSW 2396, Australia

Another Picnic Ground further through the Pilliga

23. Camp Cypress

Altitude: 305 m
Address: Camp Cypress, 37 Lachlan St, Baradine NSW 2396, Australia

A Community Campground with all the basic facilities inlcuding a free washing machine

24. Hickey's Falls

Altitude: 660 m
Address: A39, Gowang NSW 2357, Australia

Was a Rest Area but now slightly bypassed, gives direct access to the Falls, no amenities

25. Dubbo

Altitude: 277 m
Address: Bunglegumbie Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia

A niece's property just out of Dubbo (not the exact location for privacy)

26. Bogan Weir

Altitude: 255 m
Address: Peak Hill-Tullamore Rd, Peak Hill NSW 2869, Australia

A very large area adjacent to the weir with no amenities and about 7kms out of Peak Hill

27. Currajong Rest Area

Altitude: 377 m
Address: Tandara Lodge, 300 Newell Hwy, Parkes NSW 2870, Australia

On the edge of Parkes on the Newell Highway, tolets and tables etc.

28. Parkes Showground

Altitude: 348 m
Address: LOT 2 Back Trundle Rd, Parkes NSW 2870, Australia

Another good Showground camp, plenty of sites but not all flat

29. Ooma Creek Rest Area

Altitude: 293 m
Address: Henry Lawson Way, Grenfell NSW 2810, Australia

A very small Rest Area alongside the road, no amenities

30. Gunning

Altitude: 564 m
Address: Dalton Rd, Gunning NSW 2581, Australia

Frances' brother's property on the outskirts of Gunning

All Over Australia