Boolboonda Tunnel is an abandoned heritage-listed railway tunnel at Tunnel Road, Boolboonda, Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. The tunnel is 192 metres in length making it the longest unsupported man-made tunnel in Queensland. Its construction represented an important engineering feat for rail transport in Queensland. It was built from 1881 to 1884 by O’Rourke & McSharry. It is also known as Boolboonda Railway TunnelContinue reading “Boolboonda Tunnel Queensland”
I was travelling from the gold Coast inland and saw Canungra on the map. I called the Showgrounds and booked in there for an overnight stay. I liked it so much I stayed a few days camping beside a tree just below the facilities which were an easy walk in the dark. There are poweredContinue reading “Canungra Queensland”
The Glass House Mountains are a cluster of thirteen hills that rise abruptly from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The highest hill is Mount Beerwah at 556 metres above sea level, but the most identifiable of all the hills is Mount Tibrogargan which from certain angles bears a resemblance to a face staring east towards the ocean. The Volcanic peaksContinue reading “Glasshouse Mountains”
GOLD DISCOVERIES IN QUEENSLAND http://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=529 Gold was first discovered at Lord John Swamp at the Lucky Valley Goldfield, in the vicinity of Warwick Township, in 1852. Payable gold in Queensland was initially discovered by W. C. Capel and party at the locality of Canoona in 1858. In 1863, alluvial gold was found at Canal Creek,Continue reading “Rich Goldfields of Queensland”
Travelling north of Mackay along the Bruce Highway you will come to the township of The Leap. This site holds a past of great tragedy and significance in the history of this region. Discover the legend of The Leap “A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local native tribe; committed the ultimate sacrificeContinue reading “Leap Hotel”
Just 2km by 1km, it’s easy to get around this peaceful little island. The second smallest of the Southern Islands, it has a swimming enclosure and all the peace and quiet you want, particularly as it is virtually traffic-free. You can meet the locals at the recreation clubhouse. There’s also a community hall, public tennis court and a first-aid facility.
If you’re into boating and fishing, or enjoy solitude and the natural environment, this is the place for you. It is separated from the much larger Macleay Island by narrow Lucas Passage.
The last sunset of May started as a pink sunset over the waters of Canaipa Passage at Russell Island.. And then I walked across the road to the other side of the Island, to the Bay and there the sunset was deep red. I couldn’t get to the water to see the reflections from whereContinue reading “The Last Sunset of May”
Redland Bay is the Main port for travel to the Southern Morton Bay Islands. Here the ferries go to Russell, Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb Island. From here, buses travel to the City, Logan and Mt Gravatt ..
The William Jolly Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge over the Brisbane River between North Quay in the Brisbane CBD and Grey Street in South Brisbane, within City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.