Head Winds and One Lane Highways

Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
Trip End Apr 01, 2016

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Where I stayed
Goldfields caravan Park
What I did

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Monday, June 27, 2011

The drive to Georgetown consisted of allot of one lane roads and high winds which knocked the caravan around and buggered the fuel economy.Visited an old mining sight on the outside of town with the only two things remaining was an old mine shaft and a huge chimney(Cumberland Chimney)Looked a lovely spot for free camp but the high winds put us off.
Small neat town,not allot to do.We stayed two nights and met some nice people again.
We decided to go fossicking,so we got a license and headed for Flat Creek Station Farm House which was 30km of gravel road from the main road(which also had sections of gravel road).
We were told there would be a couple of creek crossing and we would be okay and it turned out to be about 9 creek crossings and Al had a ball.We fossicked and only found a star picket,the girls had a swim(paddle for Shandi) in the creek crossings,they were both exhausted by the end of the day.
We had a very enjoyable afternoon on the station,followed by few creek crossings,gravel roads,kangaroos and cows(sorry car).Cost us $10.00 to Fossick.
You can camp at the station $8.00 per person,but we would not have got the van through,if you are equipped for off road it wouldn't be a problem.

A historic mining town and Etheridge Shire administrative centre, Georgetown is located:
412km south west of Cairns

  • 301km east of Normanton

  • 40km north of Forsayth

  • 92km west of Mt. Surprise on the Gulf Development Road.

300 - Georgetown

  • 923 - Etheridge Shire


Prime grazing country; mining and tourism also contribute to the local economy.
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