This time we are heading way outback in an Apollo 4WD Adventure Camper. We’ve aiming to visit the Queensland National Parks that require a 4WD – west to Hell Hole and Birdsville; north to Lawn Hill; back via Porcupine Gorge, Blackdown Tableland and Robinson Gorge.
Friday 22 April 2022: Brisbane to Sandy Creek 200 km
Sandy Creek Pub
Sandy Creek Pub is about 10 km west of Warwick (here are the photos) where we stayed last year.
Saturday 23 April 2022: Sandy Creek to Bengalla Reserve 220 km
We took the Sprint Route along secondary roads from the iconic Sandy Creek Raceway via Pratten and Leyburn and onto Karara.
The annual Historic Leyburn Sprints features cars ranging from the 1920’s through to modern classics racing around the 1.0 kilometre Leyburn street course.
Sunday 24 April 2022: Bengalla Reserve to Nindigully 200 km
We drove this way but in reverse on our second outback Queensland road trip in 2020 passing Goondiwindi, Toobeah, Talwood and the Weengallon aboriginal rock wells. The photos are here.
We like Nindigully so much that we’ve now stayed here three times. Previous photos here and here.
Monday 25 April 2022: Nindigully to Charlotte Plains 310 km
Third time taking the waters in Charlotte Plains. The previous photos are here and here.
Tuesday 26 April 2022: Charlotte Plains to Charleville 270 km
We drove from Charlotte Plains to Charleville vis Cunnamulla and Wyandra in 2020. Here are the photos. Just as well we got some photos then, today was miserable with rain on and off all day.
Wednesday 27 April 2022: Charleville to Quilpie 210 km
Our original plan to go via Avadale and camp at Hell Hole Gorge didn’t work out as rain had closed the dirt road so instead we went along the bitumen to Quilpie. Photos from 2020 when the weather was better are here.