Aiming for the Tropics, Landing Amongst the Tablelands

Well we did it! We have hit the road again. Where are we you ask? Now we are not normally ones for travelling through over-populated cities and overly touristy regions however, at the moment that is exactly what we are doing! There is a method to our madness. One: we have spent over seven months on the edge of the desert. Two: it’s been bloody hot and we just wanted a sea breeze and Three: it’s Christmas time soon so we have family and friends to catch up with over the festive season.

On leaving Tobermorey we had no plan other than to be in Toowoomba before Christmas and get there via a series of beach hideaways. No plan is the best plan! We left on the 10th of December which gave us 14 or 15 nights to travel to Toowoomba. Like always we are taking the long. We shot straight across to Hughenden for night one. We were too tired to continue so we stayed the night. Nice caravan park near the community pool. Free entry for campers. It was great to be back on the road and in the camper again. The second night we were aiming for Port Douglas but got caught up in the luscious green of the Atherton Tablelands. After spending so many months on the edge of the red, vast and dry desert it was unbelievably hard to take in all the greenery of the Tablelands. Millaa Milla Falls were beautiful as were the lesser known surrounding falls. We opted for a free camp that night down the range on Henrietta Creek.  It is a national park area. $5.45 per person. We class that as free. It’s cheap as chips almost the same as buying a coffee in some places.

Tobermorey was the hardest place to leave even harder than right back at the start when we left our home. Tobermorey was and always will be a massive part of our lives. From the Tablelands we will make our way across to Port Douglas via the Rex Highway.

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2 thoughts on “Aiming for the Tropics, Landing Amongst the Tablelands

  1. Hi Sarah & Shawn, left Tobermorey………hard to believe. They will be missing a good cook.
    Shawn, JR is still talking about his Acco trip, highlight of his stay out there!
    Have a happy New Year and safe travels,
    Pam & JR

    1. Hi Pam and JR,
      We were only talking of you both the other day as we passed Hervey Bay. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed 2013 with a bang. Glad to hear JR liked his ride in the Acco. Shaun made me have a drive of it the day before we left. Our e-mail address is ssnorris@live.com if you wish to stay in contact.
      Sarah

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