Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY FOUR

Drillham to Mitchell (207km 2.30hr)

Mitchell Blue
Bottle trees line the main street of Mitchell

 

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 light posts. They even have unique Ned Kelly styled garbage bins

 

Mitchell Mosaic
Mitchell Mosaic pictures on the footpaths around town
Mitchell Town
Mitchell town has a lot of character

 

Mitchell to Charleville (181km 2hr)

Chunky icons of the past become present day entertainment, keeping their usefulness way past their use by dates as the kids explore all angles at the Graham Andrews Parklands. After wandering the walking tracks the mood is set as the sun sets over the lively pond, for the night’s star gazing.

 

Charleville Engine
Graham Andrews Parklands
Charleville Park
Graham Andrews Parklands sunset, Charleville

 

The Cosmos Centre was an intense experience. The awe of the sky above overwhelms, as the walls and roof slid a way almost like a magic show. The knowledge that is passed is welcomed by all ages, and a fantastic introduction for the children to the outer world, as they explore the beauty in detail of the stars like never before. Definitely not to be missed. More Photography

 

TRIP DETAILS
Artesian Spar – Just over bridge on L(2 Cambridge St, Mitchell)
– 8am to 11.30, fam $22
Bottle trees – Main street
Lunch

→Weather station tour -Qantas Drive (past the Cosmos turnoff but before the Airport terminal) Ph: 07 4654 1033
Cosmos Centre – 7.15pm(not before)

Graham Andrews Parklands on R, park opposite or do loop up next L to turn around(Cnr Sturt St & Baker St, Charleville)
Dinner

Next: Death roads

 

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