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Oct 3, 2012 - Hughenden ....dinosaur country
After a slight mixup we finally checked into our hotel for the night which was pretty good with excellent pub food. It turned out there were two hotels with very similar names and the first one we saw, which was a grand old corner one, was boarded up. The right one was in a side street opposite a railway line. Unfortunately, not very grand at all. We left early before the shops opened for the long ride to the Pacific.....what a smart move ! That was another great ride through interesting towns and improving scenery. Charters Towers was our...Jump to full entry
Aug 17, 2011 - Hughenden
Wednesday, 17 Aug - Hughenden A sad goodbye to "the Tony's" and we were off on Overlander Way thru Julia Creek and Richmond ending up for the night at Hughenden... Julia Creek and Richmond were such pretty places and Richmond had the best pies! yummmmy. Annnndddd I saw my first wild emu today - running across the road... Note to self...never stay here again...horrible place...look wise, people wise.. The park in on a highway with a Railway depo across the road...I say no more :)Jump to full entry
Oct 22, 2010 - Hughenden
22nd October Hughenden Up early to pick up prescription, write and post postcards then out on the road again. So far we've seen a dead kangaroo, cow and Emu and that's about as exciting as it gets. Many of the signs have had holes shot through them and there's lots of birds of prey flying around. This is like a real adventure. Louise drove for a bit in the afternoon and we reached Hughenden which apparently (and through a sign of god according to Matt) is the beginning of the dinasour trail in Australia. Lots of fossils have been found...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2009 - Hughenden
The 386 km drive today from Longreach to Hughenden was on pretty bad narrow roads and the visability as cut becausse of the dust. However that didn't stop the road trains as they thundered past us. a road train consists of a prime mover and 3-4 trailers. most of them are 50metres long or more.Jump to full entry
Sep 5, 2008 - In Richmond. And driving to Hughenden.
JOSHUA: Kronosaurus Korner. Section: Museum Dinosaurs: Kronosaurus - Ate fish and big reptiles. Pliosaur - 4.24m long Woolungasaurus - had a long neck Ichthyosaurs - 7 mtrs long Nofochelone - was a turtle Amonties - squid like tongue Fish - are around today Minmi - is the oldest brachiosaurus - humoungerst! FOSSICKING: We went fossil finding. We found shark teeth. I was so excited!!! We did it by breaking rocks with rocks. JOEL: I went to a dinosaur museum. It was good. There was lots of dinosaur things. There was this thing you...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2008 - Wednesday 30th April...part 2.
Turned north east from Winton on the Kennedy development road. Not sure why it's called a development road but in the book it does show it as sealed. Sealed it was, smooth it wasn't. Getting peckish by now so started looking out for a roadside stop to make a sandwich. Nothing. Just miles and miles of low treeless scrub. Not even anywhere you could pull off to stop. Our camping bible showed a picnic area at a place called Corfield. We were in and out of Corfield before we realised what it was....and definitely no where to stop to have lunch....Jump to full entry
Aug 12, 2006 - Cairns to Hughenden
Our trip to the center of Australia began at 6:00 am. We got picked up by the big orange bus and then drove a long ways. We stopped at Millstream Falls, Lynd Junction Pub (the smallest pub in Australia) and at Porcupine gorge in the afternoon before reaching Hughenden. The scenery was mostly a savannah of trees, red dirt, Brahman cattle, kangaroos and termite mounds. We haven't reached the desolate desert yet, but there are no traffic lights and the roads are dirt. We stayed in a pub hotel for the evening. It was very basic but the food was...Jump to full entry