BEST WESTERN Cattle City Motor Inn
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18th & 19th October
A quick stop in Rockhampton to get the car serviced (that was a big shock: $1300 later for the 90 000km service!!!) and the chance to see the Arnold's for dinner. It was so nice to catch up with Tony and Ann to share a meal and stories. The caravan park had a ping pong table and we gave it a workout each day followed by a swim in the heated ...
... forward to a sleep in! But as we were all up and awake we took Aero over to the beach for a long walk along the beach……he didn’t get much of a swim as the tide was out…..way out so there were just a few pools for him to run through!!
Later in the morning we took a drive into Rockhampton (via Emu Park and its Singing Ship!). Rockhampton is a much larger town than we realised with statues of various cattle breeds throughout the ...
... in. The beautifully landscaped property features a large waterfall, trees and various plants native to the area. The waterfall is a stunning backdrop to the village and is a great opportunity for visitors to take an interpretive walk. The original occupants of the property were the Darambal Tribe which has almost disappeared at the moment. If you are a fan of history and the Aborigine lifestyle, the Dreamtime Cultural Village of Rockhampton ...
... and they were not too bad! Monday up late, sun bake at beach and I made Pork Mince Chow Mein (Thank you Pat and Frank for the sachet....delicious). Tuesday another day at the beach (where are other people on this glorious day - we had the beach to ourselves) then G drove me to Yeppoon shops for some retail therapy, was there for a couple of hours and G picked me up. Ice making production took place in anticipation for State of Origin, late lunch, no dinner, ...
... of Queensland. The name Blackwater is not a reference to the effect of the coal mines in the area, but comes from the discolouration of water holes by tea trees.
We had our cuppa at a huge complex which is devoted to the history of mining in the area. It comprises a museum , picture theatre and training facilities for the current miners.
We picked up a brochure which outlined the number of coal mines already in the area, and ...