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... br> We came across our first example of a 'Queenslander'.
Queensland is renowned for these dwellings which are built on stilts in order to remain above flooding which is common in this region of the state..
Not long after leaving Hughenden we came across lines of old cars which were taking part in the 'shitbox rally'
This is a charity event where ...
... and he had left us a handful of cattle to sort out and brand. As we made our way there, hawk eye Steele jumped out of the cattle truck, took out his rifle and shot a dingo that he managed to see running through one of the paddocks. Steele doesn't shoot dingos for fun but simply because they are a pest. They often kill calves, especially ones that have only recently been born, and ones that managed to survive have terrible scars down their sides or missing tails and ...
... them and touring the 20 acre property, we accepted the job. Cyclone Nathan bought heavy
rains and 80klm hour winds this far down the coast. The day before the wild weather was predicted we packed up the awning and annexe and parked the car in front of the van in case. Sure enough that night it blew and pored rain. The howling wind and rain kept us awake all night and we were constantly checking the van and car. By morning
both of us exhausted ...
... around, we settled on a place called 'Rump & Ribs'. (I'll be honest, I was sold as much on the name as I was the menu!). This was definitely a good call, as the food was fantastic! We both went for a combo with a steak and ribs, Mark had beef and I had lamb, and they were absolutely delicious! And HUGE! Combined with the bottle of red wine we also got, by the time we had finished, we were ready to roll home home and get to ...
Continued out walk down. Had a look for more koala but couldn't see any. Saw lots of ants nests hanging from trees and birds looking through the under growth.
Saw the same koala in the same place again though. He was still trying to sleep.
Got back to the car and 2 people ask for a lift as the bus was going to take 1:30. The bus service is quite **** there. Gave them a lift to the beach as that's where we were ...
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2 Rose Street North Ward, Townsville | Motelfrom $82
15 - 19 Victoria Street, Townsville | Motelfrom $87
117 The Strand, Townsville | Motelfrom $93
66 The Strand, Townsville | Motelfrom $112
72-74 Bowen Rd. Rosslea, Townsville | Motelfrom $98
12 Bowen Road, Rosslea, Townsville | Motelfrom $85
44 Bowen Road, Townsville | Motelfrom $99
106 Bowen Road, Townsville | Motelfrom $87