Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park
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Kurrimine Beach, Qld

One of the problems of having a full time job is that time for camping is limited. One of the problems of being married to someone that travels for their job is that you are in a constant state of envy. So while I enjoy the drizzly…
Al at the tunnel at Dularcha National Park
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Dularcha National Park, Qld

For those that have been following our adventures on social media, you will know that we recently purchased electric bikes as a Christmas present to ourselves.  It wasn't a decision we make lightly (electric bikes are expensive!) however we…
Al and Bec on Cordillo Downs Road
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Innamincka to Birdsville via Cordillo Downs

We had spent several days camped at Cooper Creek in Innamincka, which we used it as our homebase, leaving the caravan there as we explored the area. However, due to time restraints it was  now time to leave and start heading north to Birdsville…
Warra Hotel, Queensland
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An overnight stop at Warra, Queensland

Unlike our journey to the Big Red Bash, which took two weeks, our journey back from Birdsville was completed in just three days. On the last full day of our return journey we stopped at the tiny town of Warra on the Warrego Highway for the night.…
Dig Tree, Dig Tree Reserve
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The Burke and Wills Dig Tree, QLD

On our travels westward towards Innamincka we were fortunate to be able to stop over at the Dig Tree Reserve located on the banks of Cooper Creek for the night.  The landscape around the Dig Tree was surprisingly in stark contrast to the red…
Wovi Grove Farm Camping
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Wolvi Grove Farm Camping, QLD – Review

We are always on the lookout for new places to explore. So when the opportunity came up to go to Wolvi Grove Farm Camping we jumped at the opportunity. And Wolvi Grove certainly didn't disappoint. After a hectic couple of weeks with work…
Paroo River, Eulo
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Paroo River, Eulo, QLD – Review

On our way out to the Big Red Bash we travelled along the Adventure Way from Cunnamulla through to Innamincka.  One of our overnight stops was the great little (big!) free camp on the banks of the Paroo River, known as the Eulo Town Hole, about…
Kookaburras on CurraNeed Time Away
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Kookaburras on Curra, Qld – Review

It was time to try somewhere new, and Kookaburras On Curra was the perfect place. In the 10 years that I've known Al, this was the first time we had had a whole two weeks vacation together. Normally one of us has to work. so when the opportunity…
Al at Kissing Point Fort, TownsvilleCopyright 2019 Allan and Rebecca Cooke
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Kissing Point Fort: Things to do in Townsville

If you want to catch a glimpse of Townsville's history, a trip to Kissing Point Fort is a great place to go. This historical landmark at the end of the Strand dates back to the late 1890s. Kissing Point Fort, also known as Jezzine Barracks, was built as part of colonial Queensland's defence plan in 1870 and was designed to protect the north-western approaches to the harbour.
Bundaberg Rum Distillery TourCopyright 2017 Allan and Rebecca Cooke
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tour

A visit to Bundaberg, QLD, wouldn't be complete without a visit to the world-famous rum distillery. Bundaberg Rum (my personal favourite) was first distilled back in 1888 when a group of mates came up with a way to use the excess molasses resulting from the local sugar cane production. What they came up with was to become one of the most recognised rums in Australia. The first batch rolled off the production line in 1889, all 22,500 gallons of it.