Wildlife and Wilderness

Dubbo Express Loop – Dayboro to Koreelah National Park (184km 3.5hr) Our working from home bubble pops when blinking red lights become almost hypnotic, (not good for H’s seizures) and we were introduced to the concept of peak hour traffic once again. When clear and on the Lake Moogerah Rd, the views were of soft green fields dotted … Read moreWildlife and Wilderness

Blood and beauty in outback shades FINAL DAY

Carnarvon Gorge to Chinchilla Weir (430km 5.40hr) As the sun hit the rock faces of the Gorge they lit up like beacons, the early morning hike to view the sunrise was well worth it. The lookout walk starts at the back of the Takarakka Bush Resort and caravan park.   I couldn’t get enough of the … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades FINAL DAY

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY TEN

Carnarvon Gorge The options for walks in the Gorge are numerous and well layed out in the Park Guide  please note that there has been some recent flooding in the area since our trip in 2013 so you will be up for a whole new experience..I can’t wait to go back.     Having young … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY TEN

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY NINE

Sapphire to Takarakka Bush Resort (Carnarvon Gorge) (294km 3.5hr) A surprising flutter of colour by the ear brings new depth to the morning. Wildlife up close and personal as the Rainbow lorikeets type rope the chairs so close you could give them a kiss…we didn’t….we were too busy looking for our cameras lol. We later … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY NINE

Blood And Beauty In Outback Shades DAY EIGHT

  Lloyd Jones Weir camping area to Sapphire (793km 3.5hr) One our departure we were subjected to a strange farewell as the Cockatoos lined the exit, with their backs to us?….not sure if I should take a deeper meaning to this but was an awesome sight none the less. The landscape was dry and relatively … Read moreBlood And Beauty In Outback Shades DAY EIGHT

Blood And Beauty In Outback Shades DAY SEVEN

Qantas Founders Outback Museum The kids rose with great expectations written all over their faces, with the Qantas Museum not far away. There is something about aeroplanes that fascinate little ones, and big kids as well I might add. Unfortunately, one big kid will not make the tour as he struggles with ongoing migraines as a … Read moreBlood And Beauty In Outback Shades DAY SEVEN

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY FIVE & SIX

Charleville to Longreach (Thrush rd)314km(3.30hr) Stockman’s Hall of Fame As the children slept, the brown falcons decorated the power lines, the small birds perched like strange fruit on bare trees and the silence of early morning in the outback was dominant. However it is the site of the sunrise filtering through the Sothern Cross and … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY FIVE & SIX

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY FOUR Death roads

Morven to Charleville The clash of humans and wildlife at times merge well, leaving us in awe of these creature’s. Unfortunately this is not always the case, what we sore on this stretch of road is unforgivable.   The early morning walk brought about an interesting soccer match, and interesting town guests at our first … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY FOUR Death roads

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY FOUR

Drillham to Mitchell (207km 2.30hr)   Sinking into the hot springs on a warm day seems slightly out of place, but the soothing water and massaging jets puts you in a great frame of mind. Mitchell turns out to be a surprising little town with streets lined with grand Bottletrees and decoratively mosaic footpaths and … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY FOUR

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY THREE

Oakey to Miles(141 Murilla St)184km(2.15hr)   This is by far the best, and most complete museum/historical Village we have visited to date. It goes further than your usual room jammed with old bottles, buttons and hand saws and recreates an entire town. Railway, pub, hospital, Butcher, Baker….the works, and all decked out with period pieces. But … Read moreBlood and beauty in outback shades DAY THREE