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Cape Palmerston to Calliope River

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Mainly fine and sunny today with south easterly breeze that will slow us down.

We left Cape Palmerston at about 9:10 am and headed south again for another longish trip of 380 km to Calliope. After following a caravan trundling along at anywhere between 80 and 90 kph, with no caravan mirrors, who deliberately sped up to 100 kph on the straight overtaking opportunities, for about 60 km we gave up and stopped at the Waverly Creek Rest Area for a coffee. While we had a coffee we were chatting to a couple from Devonport in Tasmania who like us migrate north for the winter each year. The rest area is well laid out with separate areas for cars, caravans and trucks, with overnight camping allowed. We will remember it for future trips north.

We stopped again on the outskirts of Rockhampton for fuel, we continued on to the Calliope Camping Area without a further break as we did not want to arrive too late for a good spot at a popular free camping area. We picked a spot on the south side of the river as the last time we were here we thought the south side to be the best. Now that we are on the south side we have decided that the north side is by far the best, with more camping areas and more green grassy sites.

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Camped at Calliope River camping area.

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Be Croc Wise in Croc Country.

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Old Calliope River crossing.

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Calliope Road Bridge from the old bridge.

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Northern camping area at Calliope River - pic 1.

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Northern camping area at Calliope River - pic 2.

Posted by TwoAces 02:50

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