• Points of Interest

    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…

  • Historic Homesteads and Buildings

    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.…

  • On the Road

    We Lost the World’s Longest Fence

    Dingo Fence Sign

    The Dingo Fence, or Wild Dog Barrier Fence as it is correctly called, starts in the north-east of Australia, between Jandowae and Jimbour in the Western Downs region of Queensland. It then makes it way through Queensland, western New South Wales and into South Australia, ending to the west of Eyre Peninsula. The fence was constructed to help prevent livestock loss from these predators. We really enjoyed driving approximately half of the 110km Dingo Fence…

  • On the Road

    Ambling Around Jandowae, Qld

    Jandowae Qld

    Jandowae, Queensland – so much to do and see in around this beautiful little town. Jandowae has a population of around 740 and is located in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. The town of Jandowae is situated on the traditional lands of the Barunggam People. We really enjoyed our few nights at the Jandowae Showground, which we found was a good base for exploring the local area. The railway came to Jandowae in 1914…

  • Beaut Camping Spots,  Historic Homesteads and Buildings

    Boondooma Homestead & Heritage Complex, Qld

    Boondooma Homestead

    This heritage listed homestead is one of the few remaining examples of an elegant wooden home built in the 1850s. Some of the original structures that were built onsite, and used by the early settlers, have been preserved for visitors to wander through and enjoy. There is an onsite museum, with much of the collection having come from within the boundaries of the original Boondooma Station. This property was first settled in 1846, with the…

  • Cookin' Up a Storm

    How to Clean a Camp Oven…the Easy Way!

    How do you clean a cast iron camp oven with minimal fuss? Does the thought of cleaning last night’s fat and grime based roast dinner camp oven terrify you? Does the sight of a dried meat and slime encrusted scouring pad give you shivers? Do you worry that you’ll use 75% of your water supply to get that mongrel camp oven clean? Then this video could be your answer! No detergents or harsh abrasives required.…

  • Cookin' Up a Storm

    Tasty Camp Roast in the Coleman Camp Oven

    Camp Roast

    How do we do it? We cook a roast chicken dinner on the road. We don’t have an oven in our camper, don’t have a closed BBQ like a Weber or Ziggy, and this time we don’t even have a campfire! But we do own a Coleman Camp Oven which comes with us on every trip. It is the perfect solution for us in the event of windy weather, or if there are campfire bans…

  • Historic Homesteads and Buildings

    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…

  • Points of Interest

    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…

  • Beaut Camping Spots,  Points of Interest

    The Dig Tree Reserve, Qld

    Dig Tree Reserve

    The 14 kilometres from the turn off on the Adventure Way were tough going, but once we arrived at the iconic Dig Tree site we agreed it was well worth it.  We spent two nights camped right beside Cooper Creek and it was stunning!  The Dig Tree Reserve site is located in remote south-western Queensland in the heart of Channel Country.  There was lots of water and plenty of birdlife making the most of this…

  • Points of Interest

    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…

  • Beaut Camping Spots

    Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve, Qld

    Kooroorinya Falls

    Whilst we love a good free camp, inexpensive locations like this one tick a number of boxes for us: clean toilets and showers; opportunities to meet likeminded travellers; not so crowded; great photo opportunities, just to name a few! This has to be one of outback Queensland’s best kept secrets! If you are travelling along the Flinders Highway, turn south at Prairie and follow the Prairie-Muttaburra Road for approximately 54km to enjoy a stay at…