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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Blood and beauty in outback shades DAY TWO

Helidon to Toowoomba(Godfrey St)17km(20min) →Cnr Margaret St & Godfrey(or Herries St) →Spring Carnival(Queens Park) ●Art stalls Margaret Street, between Neil & Dent Streets ●Sideshow Alley-frogs Hollow, Lower Queens Park, Margaret St ●Cars-Godsall St Oval, Queens Park, Godsall St We rose to an unusual silence….Its official, LR Has Laryngitis (We always manage to pick some bug … Read more