The Channel Country August 2013 travel blog

On the way to Eagle Hawk lookout

Rock climbing ??

Was it worth the climb

Porcupine Gorge

Porcupine Gorge

Porcupine Gorge

Muttaburrasaurus Dinosaur

We packed a picnic lunch and headed out to explore Porcupine Gorge 66klms from Hughenden. (Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon.....or so the tourist brochure claimed)

We stopped off at the first Lookout (Eagle Hawk Gorge Lookout). We found that it wasnt as easy as it looked from the road, as we picked our way through the rocks to reach the top. Some of us just are not cut out for rock climbing! The fact that the temperature was again in the mid thirties didnt help.

We reached Porcupine Gorge, thankfully an easy walk to the viewing platform. The waterholes at the bottom on the Gorge didnt appear to have a lot of water. Those who were more athletic can hike down to the bottom of the Gorge, but we decided that the view from the top was sufficient for us.

We travelled on to the camping area and found a nice shaded picnic table to have lunch. A couple from the Central Coast joined as and we spent an enjoyable hour chatting to them.

Back into town and visited the Flinders Discovery Centre where they have a full skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus Dinosaur on display as well as a large fossil collection.

Had to have a milkshake in the FJ cafe with its huge display of everything Holden and Elvis.

A couple from Cooma were parked next to us in the park when we returned.

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