Travel Blogs from Carmila, Australia

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The one where the car breaks down...., Carmila and Mackay Qld., Australia travel blog

The one where the car breaks down....

A travel blog entry by tjmartin

This is a top pick!

... start charging. But it so could have easily been 50! Anyhow we ended up in (probably) the smallest town in Australia Carmila. Imagine.... a pub, a 24hr service station (I don't think I would have survived without the pies bought when hungry!) a ...

Onwards and downwards., Clairview, Australia travel blog

Onwards and downwards.

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels


Today our main aim was to count off the kilometres and we had a camp in mind so hopefully we wouldn't end up stranded again sleeping in a car park. Fri 25th Oct - We survived the night sleeping in the car in a tourist information car park. I know I have ...

Our first stay on the coast, Ilbilbie, Australia travel blog

Our first stay on the coast

A travel blog entry by lyn.jon


Surprisingly it was a quiet night at the General Gordon. Well, we didn't hear much even though QLD thrashed NSW in the State of Origin final, which we weren't particularly interested in, so stayed in the van watching TV! As we had heard the V8 Supercars ...

St Lawrence and Capricorn Caves, St Lawrence, Australia travel blog

St Lawrence and Capricorn Caves

A travel blog entry by alicethetroopy


... ourselves to coffee and sones for $6.50! Big spenders! Stayed in a free camp at St Lawrence that was listed in the Camps Australia book and turned out to be pretty good, except for the 50 other grey nomads camping there! But Alice managed to pull off ...

Carmila Beach, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Carmila Beach

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik


... it’s a total rip off, offering really small rolls for the same price as the normal sized ones.  We drive three hours to Carmila Beach and set up around 3pm by the water.  It’s a free site and it’s beside the beach!  This ...

Day 17 - Part 1 - Departing Carmila, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Day 17 - Part 1 - Departing Carmila

A travel blog entry by travelingdame


Our time in Carmila with Laurie Ann, Darryl, Wally, Rupert, Fran & Elfred has come to an end. We leave with wonderful memories in our hearts and our cameras. See you soon in Canada & hopefully again in ...

Mackay to St Lawrence, St Lawrence, Australia travel blog

Mackay to St Lawrence

A travel blog entry by vickiandpaul


Got up at 7am this morning as we had to have the van at the wheel alignment workshop by 8am - but wait - we were already there! We literally slept on their doorstep, and at 8am we opened the door and let them at it! So much easier than racing across ...

Bush Turkeys,  Carmila Beach, Australia travel blog

Bush Turkeys

A travel blog entry by chris.fiona


We drove from Mackay to Carmila Beach & stopped at Sarina along the way to have a look at the Giant Cane Toad.... Imagine whacking that with a golf club lol. Then we kept moving to Carmila beach. It’s quite nice here & is meant to be a place ...

Stevo the Builder, Greenhills, Australia travel blog

Stevo the Builder

A travel blog entry by steve-adrienne


As Ted has decided to build a house we have come down to Greenhills to give him a hand.  Stevo was up early every morning donning his builders belt and headed off to work on the house. I became the TA extraordinaire and we pushed Ted to get done ...

At Ted and Ellas, Greenhills Queensland, Australia travel blog

At Ted and Ellas

A travel blog entry by steve-adrienne


We managed to set up next to Ted and Ellas house with no problems at all. We were greeted by Bobby the dog who enjoyed a daily visit into the strange machine that had invaded their yard. Steve set to getting the boat up and running ready for a fishing ...

Casually drifting along...., Clairview Beach, Australia travel blog

Casually drifting along....

A travel blog entry by dentons


Arrived at Clairview Beach 20th November, staying at Clairview Beach Holiday Park for 3 nights. We have a bit of spare time up our sleeve before we fly to Adelaide for Xmas, so casually drifting along! It was relaxing staying right on the beach where we ...

Australische Herzlichkeit am Carmila Beach, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Australische Herzlichkeit am Carmila Beach

A travel blog entry by reiseglitzer


... wieder. Es geht weiter nordwärts, vorbei an Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Parkhurst und Marlborough, bis wir schliesslich in Carmila ankommen. Die Fahrt gestaltet sich abermals als sehr langweilig… Jedoch brennt in uns eine grosse Hoffnung: Wir ...

Eungella Nationalpark, Fahrt nach Cairview, Clairview, Australien travel blog

Eungella Nationalpark, Fahrt nach Cairview

A travel blog entry by andreaundfabio


Mit Martin und Janine assen wir gemeinsam Frühstück bevor wir gemütlich eine kurze Wanderung zum Aussichtspunkt Sky Window unternahmen. Unterhalb der ausgeschilderten Platypus Viewing Platform im Broken River sollen sich die Schnabeltiere ...

No Taipans...., Clairview, Australia travel blog

No Taipans....

A travel blog entry by cotysmore


We took a detour inland to see if we could get a ride on a treetop ropeway which sounded fun. The website said that there would be a tour possibly available at 1pm so we headed up the valley and found the signs pointing to this Lonely Planet noted ...

Sugar Mills & Wetlands at St Lawrence, St Lawrence, Australia travel blog

Sugar Mills & Wetlands at St Lawrence

A travel blog entry by sueton


25/9/13 Mckay to St Lawrence We left Bucasia in time to have a drive through Mackay, and head out the the Sugar mill for the 11am tour. Mackay seems to have been rebuilt, as their are very few of the older building left. Perhaps years of cyclones have ...

Carmila Beach Qld Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, Carmila Beach Qld, Australia travel blog

Carmila Beach Qld Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

A travel blog entry by ash-wendyfrank


... from the camp area in the Showgrounds.   We took a drive to check out Clairview and Flaggy Rock and we wanted to check out Carmila Beach which everyone had talked about but was wary of the sand and if the bus would be able to get in and out, ...

Notch Point, Ilbilbie, Australia travel blog

Notch Point

A travel blog entry by jordanboys


Went to Sarina Miniature Sugar Mill and distillery. It wasn't quite sugar making season, so we didn't get to see it all working but got to try some of the sauces and alcoholic drinks they make. Free camp on the coast about 70km south of Mackay. The road ...

Didn't Quite Make It, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Didn't Quite Make It

A travel blog entry by lj.oz


... Oh well maybe next year! Back on the highway the reggae bumping we drove and drove. Our next break from driving was for a stretch in Carmila, which in turn ended up being a stay for the night. While parked at the gas station one of the locals buying ice ...

Post 2, Clairview, Australia travel blog

Post 2

A travel blog entry by danielsdomain

Clairview is a very popular rest stop,good toilets and right next to the ocean. left at 8 am drove to Rocky, had lunch then on to Calliope River Rest Area, south side of River. Had fuel trouble 1/2 hr from Calliope, changed fuel filter and bled the ...

Lagerfeuer..., Carmila Beach, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by danni-australia

Am Morgen ging es zur Finch Hatten Gorge... Ein wunderschoener langer Spaziergang mit viel viel Regenwald und Wasser... Toll... Das Camp an dem wir richtig schoen frueh ankamen, direkt am Strand, mit Lagerfeuer und vorher viel Zeit zum lesen... Generell ...

Left Behind, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Left Behind

A travel blog entry by rethus


... on the A1 highway. It was a beautiful day, and wanting to make the most of it, we decided to turn off the highway at Carmila and headed towards the beach. Here we found a quiet, but beautiful campground, spread out along about 2km of beach, right on the ...

Road trip one night stopover, Clairview, Australia travel blog

Road trip one night stopover

A travel blog entry by timsarahrtw


Lovely campsite on the beach, not really much of a sea to swim in but a good one ...

Life amongst the trees, Carmila, Australia travel blog

Life amongst the trees

A travel blog entry by mawstrip


Good morning from Carmila Beach. It's a beautiful sunny day and not a ripple in the ocean and a mild 8 degrees. Carmila Beach is a lovely spot at the end of the town, but unfortunately the toilets were full and locked, which made it difficult for those ...

Stopover at the beach, Ilbilbie, Australia travel blog

Stopover at the beach

A travel blog entry by spoodle2


We are spending three nights at Cape Palmerston Holiday Park. It is new, created from scratch only a few years ago. The area was previously simply scrub. It is now an attractive, beautifully laid-out park. The owners are very friendly and helpful and ...

Carmila Beach, Carmila Beach, Australia travel blog

Carmila Beach

A travel blog entry by lizandjon


... . They were in a motor home which they share with 2 other couples. So they have 6 months at home and then 3 months in Australia. It seems to be quite a good arrangement. They have also spent a few years sailing in Europe. I think they are pretty well off. ...

Overnight stay, St Lawrence, Australia travel blog

Overnight stay

A travel blog entry by annebk


Stayed at a free camp spot, was a very popular ...

A wee diversion to New Caledonia, Lotus Creek, Australia travel blog

A wee diversion to New Caledonia

A travel blog entry by robwoodward


So on the special day that is May the 12th aka my birthday we flew to Sydney! Had to get 2 flights to get there and got the same snack twice so not ideal but... Got the bus to Bondi and stayed with the lovely Zoe and Matt. Had a lush Chilli and the ...

Clairview to Stanage Bay, Stanage, Australia travel blog

Clairview to Stanage Bay

A travel blog entry by thebarrys


This morning we headed off first thing towards Stanage Bay. After a few hours on the Bruce Highway we came to the turn off to Stanage and the warning signs .... 100km of dirt road, no water,no shower facilities and only very limited toilets available at ...

Caves and camp sites, Clairview, Australia travel blog

Caves and camp sites

A travel blog entry by whereiskatie


An hour from Emu Park, we arrived at Capricorn caves. We had a slightly dull tour of the caves, but it was a pretty spot with some wild roos and cool forest, I bought a bat book which made me very happy, and we got cream teas which made Harry very happy. ...

Rockhampton to Cape Palmerstone, Ilbilbie, Australia travel blog

Rockhampton to Cape Palmerstone

A travel blog entry by 14brian

Up early for an exploratory bike ride 21Km along the river to the airport and back to the city. Breakfast then packed up, sweeping out and killing as many ants as possible. Morning tea at Marlborough township. Then on to St Lawrence for lunch. We drove ...

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