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A Day Trip to Collinsville

Day 63 - Friday 12 July 2013

Another cloudy windy day in Bowen with a forecast temperature range of 14 to 23 degrees. Today we decided to drive to the historic mining town of Collinsville which was about 85 kms south west of Bowen. Gold was discovered in the area in the 1880s, and coal mines were established in the 1920s. We stopped for lunch at one of the local pubs - crumbed chicken breast with chips and salad. The Coalface Experience Museum appeared closed for renovations so there was little of interest to see in Collinsville.

On the way back to Bowen we drove into the Collinsville Power Station, and feeling enthused about local points of interest we turned left at a sign pointing to the Burdekin Dam. After about 2 kms of gravel road we came to a sign telling us that it was a further 117 kms to the Burdekin Dam - No Way Jose, so we turned around and made our way back to Bowen. At Woollies we filled up with fuel and made a few grocery purchases as we will be on our way to Cape Palmerston tomorrow.

Collinsville Power Station

Collinsville Power Station

Red Bougainvillea

Red Bougainvillea

Burdekin Dam 117 kms - I think not

Burdekin Dam 117 kms - I think not

Posted by TwoAces 00:20

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