Travel Blogs from Blackwater, Australia

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The Oz Experience, Kroombit cattle ranch, Australia travel blog

The Oz Experience

A travel blog entry by ritchie


... bus. The Oz Experience is a tour company for backpackers that runs a "hop on hop off" bus service up the east coast of Australia. You pay for your ticket and then book your buses as and when you want to travel; the bus stops along the way in various ...

Diversions Inland, Dingo and Eungella, Australia travel blog

Diversions Inland

A travel blog entry by russiatooz


DINGO CATTLE STATION Hankering for a bit of variety we headed inland to try and sample some of the real Oz! Only we ended up at a tourist cattle station with hordes of 18-20 year olds off the backpacker bus, Oz Experience. It was fun though, as we ...

battle those cattle, Kroombit cattle station, Australia travel blog

battle those cattle

A travel blog entry by jamescavanagh


an hour spent on a dirt track road got the oz bus to Kroombit. the only people that visit Kroombet are the people on an oz bus. one lot traveling north and one lot traveling south. this place is a bit off the beaten track so the oz experience only stays ...

The coalcapital of Queensland..!, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

The coalcapital of Queensland..!

A travel blog entry by rina1987


... of time. We were actually going to do some fruitpicking like every other backpacker, but instead we were offered a job here in Blackwater at the hotel Capricorn. Since we got here we have been standing behind the bar, working in the bottleshop, the ...

Looking for Roo's, Blackdown Tableland, Australia travel blog

Looking for Roo's

A travel blog entry by gazwilliams


No Roos so far but Blackdown Tableland did turn out to have some of the best views of all the national parks I went to in Australia. Apart from that it was a fairly quiet place with a few place with dried up waterfalls. Although I did see 2 lizards having ...

Bedford Weir, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Bedford Weir

A travel blog entry by kandkaway


... again!!) There is a train going by in the distance, we read that some of the coal trains around here are 2km long. Blackwater and this region of Australia is the coal capital. Time to read for a while and off to bed. (the train outside is still going ...

Kroombit, Somewhere near Airlee beach, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by fedthegoat


Had the chance to try it as a cowboy. Cracking whips, mustering goats, rugby tackling goats, shooting cuddly toys, and other goat related activities. Add into all of that a team of backpackers dead set on reducing the population of Cane ...

Poker Machines, Poker Machines Everywhere, Australia travel blog

Poker Machines

A travel blog entry by jimandelle

Now over the years in these pages I have taken the mickey out of Elles enjoyment of playing poker machines because I see them as a mindless, skill less waste of time!! They can also  ruin peoples lives, can be addictive, but then so can ...

Day 48 Blackwater, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Day 48 Blackwater

A travel blog entry by sammy64


... point but Brad still felt like driving so we continued on through the irrigated fields of Emerald to the coal mines of Blackwater. The journey wasn't very memorable today except we did pass through a place called Bogantungan. There are no words for ...

Blackwater, Blackwater, Australië travel blog


A travel blog entry by petermoorman


Mijn tocht naar de outback heeft me gebracht tot het mijnwerkersstadje Blackwater. Ik sta hier op een camping (mag die naam eigenlijk niet dragen) waar ook veel mijnwerkers zijn gehuisvest in, zeg maar Chaletjes. Ik sprak een tweetal van hen voor hun ...

Black Gold, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Black Gold

A travel blog entry by jackoutback


Blackwater is all about coal. The mines are open cut and HUGE! It is hard to tell the real mountains from the man made ones!  We found it interesting but a little weird. Wide streets, lots of parks, people everywhere but not really people friendly. ...

Bedford Weir, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Bedford Weir

A travel blog entry by paulandrosie


... much went for a walk and this is the back way to Moranbah. The Weir has Beene tended the area is owned by the Blackwater Power and Ski Boat Club. They have good facilities with a playground, barbecues and tables and chairs and grassed area. They have ...

Sapphires before a stop in Blackwater, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Sapphires before a stop in Blackwater

A travel blog entry by leonajim


... bit onto Blackwater. It was not far to Emerald and we stopped there to get a bit of groceries and fuel. Then finally on to Blackwater. That last bit we must have been in peak hour... Heaps of traffic and everyone in a rush. Narelle, John and Josh ...

Blackwater, Blackwater, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by wadeyfamtravels


... a museum of all things coal, it also houses a cafe, the picture theatre and the Japanese gardens which marks it's relationship between Blackwater and its sister city Fujisawa, Japan. So that was pretty much Blackwater, back to the van we went and spent ...

Home, Blackwater, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by nahren2013

We finally pulled into Blackwater at 1am. Didn't even bother unpacking the car - just headed straight for bed. Worry about the clean-up and unpacking later! Slept in til 7:15am, and headed off to work after unpacking the car. And so 2013 begins. Happy New ...

Visit Sal & Jeff's house, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Visit Sal & Jeff's house

A travel blog entry by raccol

... Sal & Jeff's for ages and then over two weeks we see Sal, at Sonya's, then at the block and now we visit Blackwater. Really cool to hangout more, and getting to know little Mav better as well. Had an awesome time with Jeff on the mine ...

Countdown, Blackwater, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by nahren2013


We are getting really excited now! Only 13 days before we leave!  So much still to do. See you all ...

Thank you Subway!, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Thank you Subway!

A travel blog entry by nahren2013


If it weren't for Nahum winning the prize, this trip would never have happened. So to say thank you to Subway, we aim to have Subway in every place we go. Starting in ...

Goat Branding, Koombit, Australia travel blog

Goat Branding

A travel blog entry by lizzatwell


It's a long journey North and in land to get to the cattle ranch, but finally they seemed to have managed a big bus. We head out through the bush entertained with lots of random info and crazy stories from our bus driver, Forest. We arrive at the station ...

Gladstone here we come, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Gladstone here we come

A travel blog entry by nahren2013

Who doesn't enjoy a weekend away. And even more so, one at the coast! Heading to Gladstone for the weekend. Have palmed off church duties to very capable parishioners and trust they will do a great job. Why Gladstone? Cirque Du Soleil!!! They have a 3D ...

Countdown!!, Blackwater, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by nahren2013


Beginning to countdown now! Only 31 days before we start our overseas holiday. How fast will the next four weeks ...

Free camp fun, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Free camp fun

A travel blog entry by mckinleytrip


 Went to Bedford weir and stayed 3nights. Walked along the creek bed and saw water flowing over the wall.It was a lovely free camp with lovely caretakers who did a $12 dinner of 4 soups,breads and home made desserts. Lots of people we met at the ...

Bags are packed, ready to go, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Bags are packed, ready to go

A travel blog entry by nahren2013


So. We are packed and headed to Rocky. Will try get a standby flight as ours is only tonight. So looking forward to this trip. Have attached snapshots of our itinerary for those that want to see where we are and when. Catch you ...

Bundaberg/ Blackwater, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Bundaberg/ Blackwater

A travel blog entry by shimmy08


... Australiens. Und da wir uns fuer die grossen Maschinen interressierten fuhren wir da natuerlich hin. Als wir spaet Abends in Blackwater ankamen dachten wir, gehen wir einfach mal in ein Pub, vllt koennen uns da ein paar einheimische sagen wo ...

Mothers Day, Comet, Australia travel blog

Mothers Day

A travel blog entry by jannosw

Day 38 Pulled into the Comet River Hotel hoping to have lunch as it has some old memories ....No luck ... No food .... Not even a stubby holder so now off to ...

great for redclaw, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

great for redclaw

A travel blog entry by gazznpam

     got into Bedford weir and you would not believe it half of the people that I told about this place were here, we also meet up with people that we meet in N.T last year and have keep in touch with. We were catching ...

Driver Changeover, Blackwater, Australia travel blog

Driver Changeover

A travel blog entry by nahren2013

Finally left Blackwater just before 5:30pm, along the Blackwater-Rolleston Road. From just after BMA we encountered only 3 cars all the way to Rolleston, 3 gravel roads at a speed of 100km/ph. Took 1 hr to Rolleston. Now heading to Roma where we will find ...

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