Cattle, sheep and gold brought prosperity to Rockhampton in the 19th century and by the mid 1860s, it was one of Queensland’s major ports. 20 beautiful heritage buildings from this period remain on Quay Street along the Fitzroy River.
Jambin is a small rural town about 100 km south-west of Rockhampton. The pub has great home cooked meals, cold beer and free overnight camping out the back – perfect for us.
Tuesday 16 March: Jambin to Cania Gorge 130 km
Biloela (pop 5760), known as Bilo, is a busy commercial center with a friendly country atmosphere.
When the Thangool to Lawgi railway was closed in 1955 the township (25 km south-east of Biloela) gradually disappeared leaving only the Lawgi Hall. It is now used for regular community dances and a rest area for travellers.
Wednesday 17 March: Cania Gorge
The Cania Gorge National Park has 5 Grade 3 walks which we combined for a 14 km 4 hour hike. Pleasant enough walking in the drizzling, sometimes raining conditions. Here is a link to the National Parks map.
Thursday 18 March: Cania Gorge to Eidsvold 130 km
Monto, a rural town of 1200 has seen a resurgence in the last year. There are no houses for sale now and very few empty shops. It has a vibrant public art trail across town.
We had previously passed through Eidsvold. The pictures are here.
Friday 19 March: Eidsvold to Chinchilla 240 km
Mundubbera is the only town in the almost 250 km from Eidsvold to Chinchilla – photos from 2020 here.