Another beautiful day in paradise, but it was time to move on so after packing up we went for a final walk around Kidman’s Camp.
Then it was back to the Mitchell Highway, due North.
Coffee stop was at the Enngonia South Rest Area. Ann’s comment in our Camps 7 book from last time was that this would be a great overnight stop in dry weather, and it still applies – it was far too wet for us this time, although it obviously hadn’t stopped someone trying recently.
From the rest area we headed through Enngonia proper – it was basically a hotel and a school and a handful of houses.
Today’s drive was over a variety of road conditions across two states. We faced a combination of newly remade roads, some old and very bouncy roads, and over 8 kms of road works.
Roughly 130 kms from Kidman’s Camp we crossed the border from NSW to Queensland. A bit unspectacular really, although we were interested in the fact that the Mitchell Highway changed name to the Matilda Highway.
A further 70 kms up the highway we stopped for a quick lunch before going the last stage to Cunnamulla. A brief stop for fuel then it off to find the caravan park. It wasn’t actually in the GPS and the map we had wasn’t quite to scale, but we got here eventually.
Warrego Riverside Tourist Park is right on the Warrego River and is clearly headed towards being another Kidman’s Camp style piece of paradise. The sites are well laid out, the amenities are great, there is a very quirky but functional undercover camp kitchen/sitting area, there is a designated happy hour area, there are fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit growing and everyone is encouraged to use them, and more. Give the trees a couple more years to get better established and this place will be an even more amazing place to stop. There seems to be plenty going in the Cunnamulla township much of which we covered last time we passed through.
After setting up camp we put up the awning and relaxed and read until it got too cool. The weather up here is basically fine sunny days in the low twenties, but very cold nights and chilly mornings.
We need to go further North!