Kalbar is a small town (pop 1000) about an hours drive west of Brisbane. To spread some positivity in times of hardship the town organises an annual hay bale sculpture competition. The only rules are that the hay artworks must be 80 per cent hay, and include a pun.
Brisbane to Isla Gorge
On our second outback Queensland road trip we started by heading north to Maryborough and then west to the Isla Gorge National Park.
Isla Gorge to Charleville
From Isla Gorge south on the Leichhardt Highway to Miles and then west on the Warrego Highway to Charleville with night stops at Dulacca and Mitchell. We made sure to call into every small town along the way as well.
Charleville to Eulo
From Charleville we continued west to Quilpie, Eromanga and Noccundra before turning east to Eulo.
Eulo to Girraween NP
From Eulo to Girraween NP via Cunnamulla, Charlotte Plains, Bollon, St George, Nindigully, Goondiwindi, Yelarbon, Texas and Stanthorpe.
Girraween NP & Mt Barney
The name Girraween means “place of flowers”. September and October might be the ideal months to see the wildflowers in Girraween National Park but early November was still spectacular.
Brisbane to Yeppoon
On our third campervan road trip in Queensland we headed north to Yeppoon via the Noosa River, Tin Can Bay, Burnett Heads and Seventeen Seventy.
Yeppoon to Chinchilla
Heading inland from Yeppoon we called in to Rockhampton and Biloela on the way to Cania Gorge. After a day’s walking in the Gorge we continued via Monto to Eidsvold to Chinchilla.
Chinchilla to Brisbane
From Chinchilla we went to Aubigny, Queen Mary Falls and Boonah before returning to Brisbane and stooping at all the small towns along the way.
Flavours of Ipswich
Flavours of Ipswich – a taste of what Ipswich’s best chefs have to offer was on April 7-24 2021 with fixed price 2 course lunches $25 and 3 course dinners $35. We picked 4 from the 20 participating resturants.