Isla Gorge National Park is located on the traditional lands of the Wulli Wulli and Jiman Aboriginal people at the southern end of Dawson Ranges, between the townships of Theodore and Tarooma, 415km northwest of Brisbane. The national park has two areas open to visitors – the Flagstaff Section and the Isla Gorge Lookout. The main features of the park is the sandstone which has eroded to form cliffs and the gorge.
Fossicking is prospecting or rummaging through often abandoned mine areas to find precious gems, gold, fossils and the like. This week we had a go at fossicking in the Gemfields on the Queensland Central Highlands Region.
The Carnarvon National Park is located in the Queensland central highlands approximately 720km drive Northwest of Brisbane or 400km from Rockhampton. The main feature of the park is the 30km long Carnarvon Gorge with it’s impressively high colourful sandstone cliffs, diverse natural sites and the Carnarvon Creek running through it. The gorge also has a numerous sites of cultural significance to our first people including rock art and to do with women’s business, some of which are open to the public to visit via a series of walking tracks.
Byron Bay Australia’s most easterly town, famous for its beaches, rainforests and a vibrant community wasn’t originally on our ‘to do’ list but as luck would have it we recently made it our home for two weeks, our longest continuous stay in one place since we started our wayfaring life.
Bylong Valley Way is a scenic drive between Ilford and Sandy Hollow NSW. It stretches and winds for 140 km through national parks, farmland and vineyards.
The Blue Mountains with all its national parks is often overlooked or avoided by dog owners based on the assumption there are very limited or no places to visit and authentically enjoy what the mountains have to offer. While dogs are forbidden to enter national parks there are state reserves and council managed lands that offer great alternatives to visit with your four legged friend.
Our travels continue as we this time make away along the New South Wales South Coast for 16 days from 16 April 2018. See what we did and where we stayed.