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OUTBACK QLD – DAY 11

11 Jul 2020

Bluff to Goomeri

Start: 7am

We wake up early this morning for no real reason take our time and pack up, we head to Duringa to find dump point, wow what a wonderful park, you can camp there, there are showers and toilets and a playground for the kids. Well worth a look.

We turned off the Great Inland Way to the A3 headed for Biloela, this is a lovely town with silo art on the water tank with great information boards to explain the paintings. Well worth a look and sometime to read the details.  We found cheap fuel at a 24hr unattended truck station, hard to find but 4cents a litre cheaper than the stations.

Onto Monto, we found some more beautiful silo art on the water tanks, we pulled over for quick photo and a drive through town.

Just outside of Monto we found Mulgildie, there is statue of the Bunyip that is legend to be in the within the waters of a billabong. The boys all decided to go on a mission to find the billabong, Christian wants to camp there to see if he can catch it, he is in the planning stages LOL…. Of we go, it is only supposed to be about 10km but it seemed like it took forever. It all added to the adventure and the mystique of the hunt !!!!!! We find the billabong and the boys are off exploring, the cows are looking at us like we are crazy…

Our next stop is Eidsvold, By this time the day is hot and we decide to treat the boys and head over to the Foodworks for a box of cornetto’s, one thing about being a family of 4, it has been a long day travelling but we need to get just a bit closer to Brisbane.

We push through to Munduberra where we find the Big Manderin, this is our thing while travelling the kids like to find the big things. It is in the caravan park, it could do with a facelift, but we are happy we found it. As we drive into town we run into more silo art on the water tower, this one represents the local wildlife.

Next stop Gayndah, we drove through the main street it was vibrant and alive, one thing we have noticed while travelling is how many shops in the main streets of the outback towns are closed and empty, Gayndah seems alive and doing ok. On the outskirts of town is the big Orange.

We end up at Goomeri, we stay at the showgrounds for $20 with power and water, hot showers and toilets. We decide to take it easy and have no alarms set for the morning…

Finish: 6pm