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Distance travelled: Seventeen Seventy to Gracemere/Rockhampton 226km
Our transition from Seventeen Seventy to Gracemere (on the outskirts of Rockhampton) on Saturday 14th was pretty smooth. Dismantling the annexe late on Friday arvo (having observed this eve-before-travel prep to be smart practice) we were on the road by 8.30am Saturday. The primary purpose of our stop at Gracemere, where we booked for 2 nights, was to shop for a few bits ...
... Roughly 80% of this town look like the houses were built in the last 5 years. Unfortunately houses have been built on most of the foreshore. We won't go there again. We now head for 1770 but the GPS lets us down and we follow instructions which take us to Turkey Beach. A pretty drive and wonderful esplanade area with lawns and picnic area and a huge new boat launch facility. However, nothing ...
... to photograph.
The free zoo had everything from parrots to dingos to chimps. We watched the chimp feeding and had a wander through the zoo before it was time to hit the road to Emu Park.
We spent the evening in our mostly deserted hostel/resort, chatting to the staff... they were a fun bunch, it was also somewhere to get decently priced drinks for ...
... walking distance from the van park.
After a brisk morning walk and breakfast, we headed up to Mt Archer Lookout where the scenery of Rockhampton and Yeppoon was spectacular. We walked along the tracks and took lots of photos.
We visited the Sphere of the Tropic of Capricorn.
After that we visited Lee Kernaghans pub which was really interesting. there was an ...
... alley had a black out- lucky it
wasn’t on the rides that have you hanging upside down. Almost as soon as we
walked in, Urijahj kicked of the day with some laughing clowns, pocketed his
fantastic plastic presents and proceeded to the next ride. Scott and Urijah did
some archery, shooting, fish catching and some more laughing clowns- I’ll leave
you to guess who did what. I always think about the woodchopping, so it was
good to be able to find it at ...