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Jul 3, 2015 - Day 6 - Coominglah Rest / Cania National Park

Cania Gorge & Lake Cania Today we changed our plans to detour to Cania Gorge and Lake Cania when we discovered they were just out of Monto. The Gorge has a number of walks of differing lengths and we chose a 1 ½ km (1hour) walk to a lookout. It turned out to be 2 km because we started at the wrong place and did an extra short walk first and it took us 2 hours. It was mostly climbing up steps and cliffs to a cave and then the lookout. Coming down was certainly easier! We did enjoy it though. We then drove another 10 ks along to the dam which...

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Aug 2, 2013 - Days 34 - 36 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Wow, what we have seen over the last week has been amazing. We have seen so much wildlife from emus, brolgas, camels, bustard birds, kookaburras, hawks, crows, apostle birds and just so many dead kangaroos alongside the road it’s frightening. Both Trevor and Barry had serious stone chips on their windscreens but a $20 ”fix it kit” from the caravan show has fixed both to the point of not really knowing where they were. We have seen trucks pulling up to 4 trailers (Road Trains), great country towns and fantastic views. We have been to...

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Trip Journal

Cairns and back

Oct 12, 2011 - Days 9-12 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, October 2011 Well off and running on this trip to shake down the new van with friends Ros and Trevor and we are nowhere near where we thought we would be in fact not even where we thought we would be. But we are having a lot of fun. The new van is shaping up to be a beauty, Anne cannot find everything yet nor can I but eventually it turns up. Having a toilet onboard is a luxury enjoyed especially at night as we really only use it then, so far we haven’t tried of the shower but will before the end of the trip. The extra space is...

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Oct 10, 2010 - Cania Gorge National Park

Cania Gorge National Park - The caravan park was in a lovely park-like setting, with the gorge walls rising up on either side. The weather by this time had turned showery and it rained heavily the first night. By morning the rain had cleared and we drove through the park to Lake Cania at the end of the gorge. The lake is actually a man-made dam built across the Cania River. In the 1880's there was a gold rush here and a small town was established but the gold gradually ran out and the miners left. Construction of the dam began in 1989 and...

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