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Jun 20, 2016 - St Lawrence to Biloela

20/6/2016 Monday What a difference the sun makes! Woke up this morning to a gorgeous day, and nothing's changed. Superb! From our overnight stop to Rockhampton, about 170km, we couldn't believe the number of caravans and motor homes we passed going north - would have to be way in excess of 100. Those grey nomads and backpackers - take over the road they would if we let them!!!! We stopped at The Caves for a nostalgic memory trip - this was Sandie's first placement in April, 1989 after she graduated and started her journey to become the...

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Apr 11, 2016 - Gayndah to Lochenbar station (outside Biloela)

We decided we needed a quiet night after a bit of traffic noise the night before. The Autralian camps book (our trusty guide) listed Lochenbar station outside of Biloela as a possible option. We rang the station from Monto and given the green light to come, thought we would give it a go, despite the 7 ks of dirt road. When we arrived, we did wonder what we had let ourselves into! Caravans up trees, overturned buildings, etc, Anyway, it turned out the area had been badly decimated by floods following cyclone.Marcia last February. The station...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Biloela - visiting friends and rellies not seen for a long time.

After Glastonbury Creek we decided to head for the coast and stayed in Bargara Beach for a few nights while the cold spell was on. We then headed for Biloela to catch up with some people we had not seen for many years. It was great to see Mark Driscoll and take a look at the properties he manages for the family company, and then over to see John and Vicki Howard where we had a long catch up and a look over their properties. We also caught up with Ann and Graeme McInnes where they took us around their dairy property just outside Monto....

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Pep family road trip

Aug 22, 2011 - Biloela

Yeppoon to Port Augusta I had intended combining all our stops in the first stage of our “homeward bound” leg from Yeppoon to Port Augusta, but have discovered that the software I’m using for our Journal can’t handle the mapping side of things if I do that. You have to create an individual “entry” for each stop, else it won’t appear on the map. So please bear with me as I will create a new (very short) entry for each stop on the way on a two-daily basis for the next couple of weeks. Episode 1 of 9 – Yeppoon to Port Augusta Yeppoon to...

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Living the Dream

Jul 8, 2010 - Back in the saddle again xxx

Hey Guys and Galls Well its that time again when I suddenly realise I havn't written to you all for a while. Ok the update is as follows..... I am back working at the cattle station and in the middle of the American childrens season and so far it is all going ok. I have another 6 weeks here in Australia then on the 10th sept I am flying to New zealand to start some new adventures. I will be very sad to leave but am very excited to be going onto something new. I will go back for a few moments as you may remember my parents were coming out...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Biloela

The weather in the gorge seems to be very unpredictable and last night we had a shower of rain just enough to make the canvas on the camper wet. This along with the shadow of the tall trees in the camp ground made packing up slow! Ended up departing at 11.00 am, travelled on flat straight roads heading north to Rolleston where we had lunch and fuelled up with only a small amount left in the tank. After a further 2.5 hours of heading east we arrived in Biloela (via Banana) where we are having an overnight stop in a cabin. We were curious as...

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Jun 10, 2010 - Biloela & Emerald

Left Hervey Bay around 9:25am and proceeded to latch onto a caravan in the distance. We traveled behind this caravan in convoy thinking great everything going smoothly, thinking Trevor, Carol & Gracie were upfront. We followed this caravan from just outside of Hervey Bay to near Howard (20 minutes) where upon we discovered to our surprise the car and caravan where not the Watson’s. We thought to ourselves out loud, O gee we are all lost, we are all lost. Anyhow upon once traveling North on the Bruce Highway we soon made contact with the...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Interesting Biloela

No Sheila at Biloela…. Couldn’t find her… We therefore assume the song is not based on factual events. Couldn’t get Tourist Info as the visitor’s centre was closed, as it is Wednesday…. Navman gave us the wrong address for the Caravan Park so we had to make enquiries and were told the park we need is a Kilometre out of town…. We were lucky our travelling companions were travelling in convoy with us but they were in the wrong convoy and could have ended up anywhere, the 2 way UHF radios are great and have a range of around 200 metres…. Nice...

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Watsons on the road

Jun 14, 2009 - Winter is definately here!!!

G'Day Well winter is definately here. It is bloody freezing at night. I woke up the other morning at 8 and went to the bathroom only to find that the toilet bowl was iced over and there was an icecle hanging from the shower head. It was minus 2. Now I know what you are all saying....That is nothing compaired to what we get at home and I know. It is more the fact that on that same day the temp rose to 25 in the middle of the day and then down to 0 overnight again. It is the severe fluctuation that is the problem. Shorts and flip flops by...

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Apr 15, 2009 - 7 Months Gone!!!!!

Hi Everyone OH MY GOD!!!!!! 7 months have passed already!!! Where does the time go? Just to update you all on where I am and what is happening here goes. I am still in Biloela in Queensland working on Kroombit Cattle station and Tourist park. I have been here for just over 3 months now and have just had my 27th birthday here. I have another 4 months here and I know it is going to fly past just like the last 7 months. On the Tourist side of things I can be doing anything from making lunch to checking guests into their rooms, teaching them...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Biloela

BILOELA: April 14th-Set off from Emerald in drizzle which turned into steady rain for about an hour until we drove out of it. Down the Gregory Dawson Highway we passed through the small towns of Springsure, Rolleston, Bauhinia, Moura and Banana travelling a total of 374 kms to reach Biloela. Although the scenery as we travelled was not spectacular it was always changing so never boring. The highlight was the dramatic volcanic landscape of flat top hills with sheer sides between Springsure and Bauhinia. Biloela is a medium size town with...

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Dec 16, 2008 - Carnarvon National park to Kroombit Park, QLD - Imagine Texas chainsaw massacre...

We made a leisurely departure from Carnarvon heading for Kroombit Park on Lochenbar Station, a working farm that allowed tourits to try out a bit of the old cowboy lifestyle. On route we made a slightly illegal detour to a coal processing facility for a look at the massive scale of the stuff and stopped for a photo next to some very large mining equipment. After lunch in the town of Biloela we went for a game of lawn bowls (don't ask) where me and Adam were soundly thrashed by the sneaky Saffers. After this we headed to Kroombit where we...

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