We have officially started our ‘mini’ lap of Oz. After spending two weeks at the Gold Coast Holiday Park preparing our caravan, we are finally off!
Here is what we did on day 1 and 2 of our lap of Oz.
We left the Gold Coast Holiday Park around 10 am and headed towards Toowoomba. We have visited Toowoomba before, so we didn’t stop here. Instead we drove on, spending the first night on our travels, we stayed at a free camp: Bowenville Reserve.
This free camp has a huge flat area for setting up your tent, caravan or motorhome as well as clean flushing toilets. When we arrived, there were already 20 or so vans/tents set up, so where we set up, we had a little walk to get to the toilets and playground.
Just a little note: The morning after setting up, taking the boys to the toilet, we found the male toilets had run out of toilet paper, so it might be a good idea to have your own as a backup.
Places of Interest: Toowoomba
- Carnival of Flowers: 21-30 Sept every year
- Cobb and Co Museum
- Crows Nest Falls
- Japanese Gardens
- Laurel Bank Park
- Gowrie Road Hotel
- Picnic Point
- Queens Park
- Empire Theatre
- Murphys Creek
- DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum
After having a bit of a sleep in, leaving again around 10am, we headed for Roma. We were looking at a few free camps to stay at, but since we wanted to get to Carnarvon Gorge on Monday, we did a fair bit of driving, stopping for lunch at the Rotary Park on the main drag in Chinchilla. After a break, we continuing driving until we reached the Injune Racecourse. At this racecource there is a flat area, as well as water and power. You need to pay at the Information Centre in Injune and for our family of four, it cost us $20 for the night.
Above is a picture of the Roma Saleyards from the highway as we drove past.
Here are some photos of the Injune Racecourse. You pay for the powered site at the Information Centre in Injune. As we arrived late Sunday after and the Information Centre was closed, we paid Monday morning on our way out. It cost $15 for our family of 4 for the night with power and water.
The ladies at the Information Centre were really nice and we were able to pick up some brochures on Carnarvon Gorge and some other places we are looking at visiting later on in our trip.
Places of Interest: Injune