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Winton to Fletcher Creek, near Charters Towers

Saturday 11 July 2015

Fine and clear again with a temperature in the high 20s.

A big day today - 503 km from Winton to Fletcher Creek via Hughenden and Charters Towers. The road from Winton to Hughenden, the Kennedy Developmental Road, was quite good with the re-sealing upgrade to a two lane highway having been completed in 2014. Not many trucks in either direction but quite a few caravans travelling in the other direction. We stopped for fuel, papers, and lunch in Hughenden, but being Saturday there was not much action in Hughenden.

After lunch we continued east on the Flinders Highway towards Charters Towers. This road was somewhat busier as it is the main link from Townsville to Mount Isa. We stopped briefly for an afternoon coffee at the Campaspe Rest Area, where half a dozen caravans had already set up for the night. We refuelled on the outskirts of Charters Towers, before turning north-west on the Gregory Development Road for the Fletcher Creek free camp which is about 35 km from Charters Towers.

The Fletcher Creek free camp is an official camp site maintained by the Charters Towers Council. Our neighbours in the camp who have stayed many times claimed that they have seen up to 250 vans parked up for the night. The camp straddles the highway and the creek and has flushing toilets and a dump point.

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Fletcher Creek camp ground.

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Across the road at the Fletcher Creek camp ground.

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Fletcher Creek looking upstream under the road bridge.

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fletcher Creek looking downstream.

Posted by TwoAces 03:10

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