Our camp tonight was the same place that we had stayed at before (rest stop between the Belyando and Charters Towers). The rest area is well kept and clean and we had a very peaceful sleep. It was still quite cool the next morning and we were looking forward to home. We had decided to take the Hervey Range Road the time. We turned off the Lynd Highway north of Charters Towers and started down the road that would bring us out just north of Townsville. The road is a magnificent highway that runs slap bang through the Army Training base. Signs every 100m warned the public that it is a private area and "to keep out"!
We stopped for smoko at a small park that had some very good information about Hervey Range Road. It was, in fact, the main road west from Townsville to Charters Towers for many years.
As we forged our way north we stopped at Cardwell Range lookout for lunch. The lookout had a re-vamp when the new road was made and I must say they did a great job on it.
Well our road trip has come to an end and we are once again home and pleased to be. We just love love love our little slide-on camper and are already planning our next trip away. Blencoe Falls here we come!
|Thousands and thousands of acres of ploughed and planted country through the Arcadia Valley|
|The coal mines are really changing the landscape around the Blackall area.|
|A very good interpretive centre explaining the development of Hervey Range Road|
|Hervey Range Road looking east from the lookout|
|Lunch stop at the Cardwell Range lookout|