Friday, April 16, 2010

Boonah Qld

Our Camp Spot at the Rifle Range invaded
We left The Rifle Range about mid morning and set off up the Cunningham Highway towards Boonah.  The travel through the outskirts of Brisbane was quite easy and we were soon out on the open road.  Our first stop was at the turnoff to Boonah a short distance from Warwick.

 It was a lovely free camping spot with many travellers taking advantage of the area available.  We duly arrived at the Boonah Showgrounds Caravan Park around about 1pm.  The fees here are $90 a week and we will probably stay about a month all going well.  We set up happy hour with a lovely couple travelling up to Bigriggen National Park, where they were meeting friends for the weekend.  They were originally from Western Australia and have been living in Qld for a number of years.  After a few wines or two we all decided to go uptown for dinner. Most venues had closed as it was 8pm but the local cafe was open.  It was agreed upon that we would all come back for breakfast to try their "lambs Fry & Bacon". We met again for brekkie and farewelled our new found friends, Gary and Pam and set off to explore the area.

 The walk way up to the lookout at Mt French
 Boonah is surrounded by the mountain range and is in the Scenic Rim area.  We drove up to the lookout at Mt French and the view was breathtaking.
One of the views fromMr French the town in the distance is Dugan
  We then ventured to the Wild Horse Mountains, but halfway there the road dwindled out so we retreated back down.  On the way down we were confronted by three cows blocking our way on the road.  With a little encouragment and a inpromptu photoshoot they were soon on their way.

 Our next stop was at the Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farmto Mt Alford.  We tasted their lovely wines and admired the breathtaking 60 degree views of the Mountain Ranges and the rolling canvas of lavender and grapevines. It boasted a beautiful restaurant and gift shop as well as their cellar.  Well worth a visit. 
Talk again soon

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