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The Big Lap 2015 – Home Again

We departed from Bundaberg just after 8:00am heading south along the Goodwood Road. Our first destination was Childers where we turned on to the Bruce Highway travelling at a steady pace toward Maryborough. Traffic was reasonably heavy and once again … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – Burdekin to Burnett

Charters Towers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charters_Towers) in North West Queensland is situated in the catchment of the Burdekin River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdekin_River) a large river that flows to the Pacific Ocean at Upstart Bay along the way providing water for the Burdekin Falls Dam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdekin_Dam). … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – North-West Queensland – Part 2

Having reached Normanton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normanton,_Queensland), we checked into the Normanton Tourist Park (http://www.normantontouristpark.com.au/), where we will stay for three nights. After setting up the van on the allocated site we then took a walk through the town to see what’s what. … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – North-West Queensland – Part 1

Our initial plan upon returning to Queensland was to camp at the Camooweal Billabong for a night but since we arrived in Camooweal before lunch we decided to press on to Mount Isa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Isa). Driving through Camooweal one passes the … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – Across the NT

The Northern Territory is a large and very interesting state; many of the places in the NT are dusty and dry but there is quite a lot to see for the interested explorer or keen tourist. Over the time we … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – The Kimberley

Traveling north from South Hedland we hadn’t gone far before we were held up at a level crossing by a very long train, it must have been two to three kilometres long with two locomotives at the head and two … Continue reading

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The Big Lap 2015 – Carnarvon, Tom Price, Karijini

From Kalbarri we headed out to the North West Coastal Highway and set sail for Carnarvon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnarvon,_Western_Australia). All along the road, water was ponded in the table drains making the shoulders soft. There has been good rain in the region … Continue reading

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