My goal at this stage was a job cooking at Dingo, an accommodation and full board home stay for roadworkers, railwaymen and a company working on the mines at Dingo and Blackwater.
Blackdown Tableland National Park
S 23’44.906, E 149’06.561At the north-eastern edge of the Central Queensland sandstone belt, the spectacular gorges of Blackdown Tableland National Park rise boldly above the plains. This magnificent site is the northern apex of a great downward buckle in the rocks. The steep escarpments offer a dramatic sight and protect a beautiful National Park adorned with waterfalls and aboriginal rock art.
Blackdown Tableland National Park protects a sandstone plateau rising abruptly above Central Queensland’s flat plains. Bordered by high rugged cliffs, this is the traditional home of the Ghungalu people. Rock art across the park reminds us of their connection with this country. Dissected by deep gorges, the park offers spectacular lookouts and scenic waterfalls.
Unique plant communities thrive in the cooler, elevated climate. Several short tracks take in creeks, lookouts and interesting relics from the past. Go spotlighting at night or relax in the peaceful Munall campground. Enjoy the views from Horseshoe lookout. In a four wheel drive, explore the 19 kilometre loop road.
The road to the Tableland was steep and winding and very scary with breathtaking views down below. The top of the Table land was covered with mist and beautiful in the evening. There is a camping area and you can book in using phones and a credit card to pay a $5 camping fee. There are many sites around the river and this is a popular spot for wilderness camps for students and nature lovers.