Mt Hay Gemstone Park Queensland

Mt Hay There is a fossicking are where you can fossick for your own thunder eggs….Loads of dirt is brought here from the Volcanic area and tourists are invited to try their luck. You get a bucket for washing the stones, and then the shop will cut them for you if you find rocks thatContinue reading “Mt Hay Gemstone Park Queensland”

Bedford Weir Blackwater

Wonderful serene camping place with all facilities at the Weir. Beautiful camping area with birds, shady trees and quiet….There is water available from the Weir…and its truly a beautiful place to stay a few days…. The Bedford Weir is a man-made impoundment on the Mackenzie River, situated 25 kilometers north of Blackwater. The area isContinue reading “Bedford Weir Blackwater”

Calliope River Free Camp

Wonderful location for camping…you can camp on either side of the river…It has toilets and a handsink if you need water for washing. The gardens around are beautiful and there is  Museum you can visit for $5. Camping is free… The Calliope River is located in Central Queensland, Australia. The river rises in the CalliopeContinue reading “Calliope River Free Camp”

RainBow Beach..Inskip Camping

The aboriginal name of Carah was once given to Inskip Point. Early this century Inskip Point was the original settlement in the area and boasted a small school to cater for the children of the local timber workers and the Inskip Light Keeper. Some of the area between Inskip and Rainbow Beach was mined forContinue reading “RainBow Beach..Inskip Camping”

Beachfront Caravan Park – Noosa North Shore

   Beach Front Caravan Park – Noosa North Shore is a great destination for families, retirees and fishermen, being close to Noosa but with a wilderness feel, it’s a popular location for activities like camping, fishing, bush and beach walking, or surfing and visiting the Coloured Sands. Please note the beach is not patrolled. LocatedContinue reading “Beachfront Caravan Park – Noosa North Shore”

Trees on Fraser Island…Bush walk to the Summit

// I did not walk all the way…but almost to the top…The Kingfisher Bay Resort is edged with a dingo proof fence for security.  The island was originally a timber industry with timber exported all around the world. It is now a conservation island protected and cared for.

Sunset… Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island 15 January 2014..and Moonrise

// I walked to the Jetty and to the end of the Pier where I stayed for the sunset. On the east I saw the moon rise behind the clouds..so there was a sunset on one side of the bay and the moonrise on the other. Video of the sunset… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iurIA_ckv-0

Bush Medicine used by Aborigines

// Snakevine (Tinospora smilacina).. Goat’s Foot Vine or Beach Morning Glory To heal sores and boils, it was customary for the Garby Elders to first apply bloodwood kino to the site. A bandage of boiled goat’s foot vine ( Ipomoea pes-caprae ) was then applied as a poultice. Sections of vine could also be rubbed,Continue reading “Bush Medicine used by Aborigines”

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