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Aug 21, 2020 - Ravenshoe to Georgetown

After one more morning walk along Kurrimine Beach we headed inland and upwards to Ravenshoe, stopping in at McDonalds at Innisfail for brunch. We took the old Palmeston Hwy and found some more waterfalls along the way including Pepina and Souita Falls and the stunning Millaa Millaa Falls which are surrounded by lush rainforest. The water must be extra cold as the backpackers were lying in the sun and not in the water as is usually the case each time we have visited. We also saw some more cassowaries, that makes about eight this trip,...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Georgetown - Heading to the Pacific Coastline

Left Karumba on time and heading towards Cairns. Stopped off at Croydon for lunch but then we decided to move onto Georgetown after we drove out to see Lake Belmore. Staying in Georgetown for two nights as we plan to do a day trip around this area on Sunday then move further towards the coast. The men are all set-up at the Denhert's caravan to watch football, dinner finished and they are back watching football until it rained - yes we have finally seen rain for the first time on this trip. Linda is predicting more rain over the coming days...

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Jun 11, 2016 - Normanton to Cumberland Chimney (near Georgetown)

Saturday 11 June Cool and windy start to our last morning in Normanton. Very pleasant. Marcel and Trudi were on the road by 7am. We finished our packing up and were ready to leave just after 8.30am. The winds eased as we got further away from the Gulf. Lots of vans heading up that way with boats, certainly plenty of fishermen around. Our first stop was at Lake Belmore for morning tea, about 4kms from Croydon. It is a great spot for a break and well maintained with plenty of shelter, and good toilets and showers. Plenty of signs saying "no...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Jun 11, 2016 - Normanton-Cumberland Chimney 20k west of Georgetown

11/6/2016 Saturday Early start this morning on farewelled Normanton at 8.30. I saw Trudi & Marcel drive out at 7am, so they were earlier still. We drove to Croydon and went 4km out to Lake Belmore for morning tea. This is the town water supply. The lake has lovely, clean amenities, but the water level in the lake was quite low. Back through Croydon and Ian put some extra fuel in - 140c per litre in Normanton; 125c here and 113c 4 days ago at Georgetown, so it's top-ups until we reach Georgetown again tomorrow. We went to the Information...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Cobbold Gorge

4/6/2016 Saturday History of Cobbold Gorge: Robin Hood Station is 330,000 acres. The Clark family first settled here in 1901 and it was owned by the family until Cob Terry purchased it in 1964, and brought his wife and 7 children there to live In 1971. Simon was the youngest. In the early 1990's, Simon and two friends took a small boat to the mouth of Cobbald Creek, paddled up and found Cobbold Gorge. Simon recognised the potential and he and wife Gaye, developed a tourism venture, and so begins Cobbold Gorge Tours. The Robin Hood Station...

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Jun 3, 2016 - Cobbold Gorge

3/6/2016 Friday I was up early to do the washing. A woman's work is never done!! Ian and Don booked a helicopter flight for this afternoon. I read my book, shed some tears, and then the call came for a game of cards. Ian's lucky day today! We decided to have a swim before a late lunch - beautiful. As usual, we made hard work of getting in, but once under the water, it was wonderful, and not cold at all. No sooner had we finished our lunch, than Don was calling us for fresh pikelets with jam and cream for afternoon tea. No wonder I'm...

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Jun 2, 2016 - Cobbold Gorge

2/6/2016 Thursday I was up early and went to the pool area to send off yesterday's Journal and see if there were any phone or email messages. It was lovely up there with very few people about, sitting in the sun overlooking the pool and river. I came back to the van nearly 2 hours later, and Ian was just getting out of bed. Breakfast, change the sheets on the bed and ready to go and put a load of washing on, when there was a call to play cards. Always tomorrow for the washing! We had one game, then morning tea, and the decision was made to...

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Jun 1, 2016 - Mt Surprise to Cobbold Gorge s of Georgetown

1/6/2016. Wednesday No rush today as less than 200km. to travel. Just about ready to pull out when 2 couples approached us and asked if we were going - they were coming in and wanted our sites. We left about 9.30am. We were just up the road, leading thank goodness, when Don called on the 2 way and asked if Ian had dropped his set of keys at the dump point. Answer - yes. Thank goodness we were leading, otherwise we could have been at Georgetown before Ian noticed. Not far out of Mt. Surprise we passed an ant hill which had been carved as...

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Jul 20, 2015 - Cumberland Chimney / About 20kms west of Georgetown

When we left Normanton, after buying bread and meat, we thought we would probably stop at Georgetown for the night but decided on the way to check a couple of free camps. We lunched at Croydon, where the Gulflander goes to, after seeing it on the way, on its "Billy Tea and Damper" run, and then continued on. We looked at one free camp with toilets and although the toilets were excellent, the area was very close to the road, dusty and maybe one motor home there but we didn't know if it was staying, so we kept going. We were pleased we did...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Georgetown

I am really starting to think that we do bring the rain, the manager of Mt Carbine Caravan park again said that they get very little rain there, well…it rained all night and they ended up with 16mm of rain in one night, their yearly average is 3mm. We put on our raincoats and headed back to Archer River for a freebee and still it rains, the next day we headed towards Georgetown to do a little fossicking, there are also lots of people gem stone hunting in this area. Finally got out of the rain and into a warm day, again the manager of the...

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Nov 6, 2013 - Mount Isa to Georgetown

Not a lot to report, we drove to Georgetown, another long day. Taryon lashed out, after a week of camping in the tent, decided to rent a cabin for the night. $70 and it was a nice little cabin with air con and we got a chance to do all our washing again.

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Oct 31, 2012 - Cairns to Georgetown via Atherton tablelands

Finally left Cairns today and are heading inland towards the centre of oz. We expect the weather to start heating up from here on in. We start the drive with quite a steep hill climb and beautiful views of valleys below. Our first stop is at Yungabarra where we divert off the main highway to see the curtain fig tree. It's 500yrs old and you can only start to imagine how big it is. They describe it as a tree out of lord of the rings and we do feel a little like hobbits as it towers over us. We go back to the platypus viewing but find out its...

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