Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hughenden Qld

Our Camping Spot at Julia Creek

We have been camped up next to the Hughenden Show Grounds last night and will be staying again tonight. It is $6 per night with no power or water.

A Coolibah Tree near the Showgrounds

We left Julia Creek Tuesday and travelled to Richmond.

Lake Fred Tritton located at the edge of the town of Richmond Qld

We are definitely in Rodeo Country the popular style of dress is Western Shirts & Jeans with cowboy boots and Hat for men, women and kids alike. Richmond is halfway between Townsville and Mt Isa on the overlander way. It is a RV friendly town and we stayed on a free parking ground just one street away from the town centre. We were joined by a couple me met from Port Hedland at Julia Creek Terry & Elsie, they also arrived here today. The towns in North west Queensland have lovely wide streets probably followed on from the Horse and Bullock era.

This beautiful flower grows abundantly in the area it is called Flinders Poppy

Hughenden has links to a prehistoric past with over 3000 fossil specimens from the cretaceous period have been found near the area, varieties include many marine reptiles,

Porcupine Gorge

Muttaburrasaurus, Hughenden Sauropod, Qld Pterosaur and a large selection of shells, molluscs and fish. This is further evidence that this part of the country was originally covered by sea. We travelled 63kms today to investigate Porcupine National Park and again we weren't disappointed the gorge was spectacular even with its volcanic black rocks. We move on tomorrow and will probably pull up halfway to Charters Towers.

White Cliffs Creek near Porcupine National Park.

Talk again soon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Steve. Concerning your blog page,,
I was wondering if you have a higher resolution picture of that coolibah tree. I do photoshop compilations for studio work in my architecture class and that's an excellent picture of a coolibah. If you do happen to have an original, would you mind emailing me the picture? My email is Thanks, have fun!