Vast coastal beaches, Fireflies and riverside camping

A Queensland Spring Day 3

Below you will find a detailed description of the route as seen through the eyes of its creator to give you firsthand knowledge of the type of experiences available along this route The Below map of this road trip’s detailed trail and interactive map. Click on the link in each icon to go to more details

1770 Eco Camp to Rockhampton (130.3km 1.57hr)

1.1770 ECO CAMP to CANOE POINT Botanic Reserve & Wetlands (104km 1.12hr) Canoe Point Rd, Tannum Sands QLD 4680

Unusual friends, Fire Flies and endless beaches. As the day broke, I snuck out by myself (becoming the usual routine to get a little bit of quiet and experience nature to its fullest). I found a Kingfisher with a few unusual friends, fluffy chooks perched in the trees by his side, and feeling quite at home. A bit of domestic and wildlife living together well.

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Blue king fisher photograph
King Fisher photo taken at Faulkner park QLD

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We had the spot to ourselves overnight which is unusual these days, but the challenge to find the place may have a little to do with it. We left it as we found it….spotless

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photo of Kolan River
Kolan river at Faulkner Park

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Canoe Point was our next pit stop and goes from shady green parklands to vast beaches, almost barren in its expanse if not for all the water. The beach spreads forever to the sea, a brilliant place to explore and take photos. Low tide is recommended. Driftwood for coloured rocks, sandy beach ripples and trapped waters sparkling like Jewells

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driftwood on Tannum Sands Photo
Soft blue hues of a cloudy Tannum Sands day compliment the stark white driftwood

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2. CANOE POINT to CALLIOPE RIVER CAMPSITE (29.3km 45min) Calliope River South Rest Area, River Ranch QLD 4680

Could have played here forever but there were no overnight spots allowed. Bummer. However, the river stop we drove onto did not disappoint. After touring the towering coal mines, we found an awesome spot right on the river

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Rockhampton river Campsite
Rockhampton river Campsite

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We spent the rest of the day exploring the rocky creek beds and river pathways

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Under the bridge at Rockhampton Camp site
Under the bridge at Rockhampton Campsite

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Couldn’t convince the kids to go in too cold (our heated pool has a lot to answer for) but settled for games and a bit of damper by the fireplace. We spotted our first fireflies, how amazing are they!

NEXT: Tiny Bee-eaters, deep dark cave experience and chunky stone wharf.