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    What’s Left of the Abandoned Ferny Grove-Dayboro Rail Line, Qld

    old steam train on track

    The Ferny Grove to Dayboro Branch Rail Line holds a fascinating place in Queensland’s rail history. The remnants of this historic rail line on Brisbane’s north-western outskirts evokes nostalgia of an era when steam trains chugged through scenic landscapes, leaving an indelible mark on Queensland’s history. In the early 1900s this area at the eastern base of the D’Aguilar Range was prospering as farming and timber logging country, but roads were very rudimentary, which made…

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    Mt Glorious Subtropical Rainforest Walk, Qld

    Mt Glorious QLD

    Mt Glorious is located just to the north-west of Brisbane in the D’Aguilar Range National Park.  We took a walk to Greenes Falls and saw huge strangler figs, twisted roots, interesting fungi and a ‘land mullet’ – a large skink (lizard).  The walk to the Falls was mostly downhill which was great until we realised it would be an uphill walk back to Maiala Day Use Area.  We enjoyed our walk so much that we…

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    Muntapa Rail Tunnel, Qld

    Muntappa Rail Tunnel

    The Muntapa Rail Tunnel opened in 1913 and still is Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel at a length of 287 metres. It is the only tunnel in Queensland, Australia that crosses between the inland and coastal sides of the Great Dividing Range. The tunnel is now listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and is important in demonstrating an aspect of Queensland’s history. Muntapa Rail Tunnel is located about 15 km south of the little town…

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    Bell Biblical Garden & Catholic Church, Qld

    Bell Catholic Church

    We loved our visit to Bell Biblical Garden and Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in the little town of Bell, Queensland. Both the Garden and the Church are popular tourist attractions. The bright yellow Catholic Church features a stunning and colourful original series of paintings that were completed for the 95th anniversary of the church. They portray the history of salvation as told in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.…

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    The Stonehouse Moore, Qld

    Stonehouse Moore

    The Stonehouse is a group of three related stone structures that were built from 1874 – 1888. The complex consists of a storehouse, kitchen and a hotel or inn. Restoration work at the site is ongoing. In the 1870s a coach and mail service commenced between Esk and Nanango in South East Queensland and the former homestead and wayside inn complex, situated on the D’Aguilar Highway, was one of the stops along what was formerly…

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    Burke’s Gravesite & Waterhole, Sth Aust

    Burkes Grave

    Robert O’Hara Burke’s original gravesite is near the town of Innaminka in North East South Australia. Such a sad site, but the country along Burke’s Waterhole and Cooper Creek was amazing. The area abounds with flora and fauna – beautiful old red river gums (kings of the creek), coolabah trees, and loads of birds, including pelicans and blue herons. A good overview of the ill fated Burke and Wills expedition can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Wills_expedition…

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    Scenic Bulloo River Walk in Outback Queensland

    Booloo River Walk

    Join us as we stroll along the Bulloo River in Thargomindah, Queensland, Australia.  The Bulloo River Walk starts at the Explorers Caravan Park and Heads towards Pelican Point before winding further along the Bulloo River on the edge of town.  If you are travelling through Thargomindah, check it out.  Other walks in town are the Heritage Walk and Hydro Walk – we didn’t do these walks as our little old dog Buddy had done enough…