Around Australia adventure travel blog

After such a beautiful day yesterday, we woke up to rain this morning! The weather is certainly changeable in this part of the world! So, after breakfast we had some quite wet bits and pieces to pack up but were on the road by our usual 10am. The weather cleared a little while we were on the road but we did drive through intermittent showers. Our aim was to get to Ravensthorpe, have a look around and decide if that’s where we were going to stay the night. It didn’t look too appealing when we got there, so decided to drive 19k south on the road to Hopetoun to a free roadside stop at Kundip. We debated going to Hopetoun but as the key reason for going there would be to access the Fitzgerald River national park, somewhere we weren’t going to be able to visit this trip, we decided against driving the next 20k or so to the coast.

Kundip used to be a town in the early 1900’s when gold was discovered around Ravensthorpe. There used to be a railway line from Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun to transport the gold to the coast at Hopetoun and apparently there was a siding at Kundip. Well, there is not much left of the old town. There are tracks leading everywhere in the bush and apparently you can walk along what remains of the old railway line from Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun. Anyway, this all made for a really large free camp site where you could take your pick of places to park the van. Given the weather wasn’t particularly pleasant, other than taking the dogs for a walk we didn’t do anything much more than watch TV and read. It turned out to be a very quiet overnight stop with just us and 2 other motorhomes camping there for the night.

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