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Rolleston, Queensland ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 2024

Date: 5th – 7th July 2024

Travelled: 200 kms from Capella to Rolleston via Emerald  

Visited: Emerald and Rolleston  

Stayed: Rolleston CP, $37, S24.46471, E148.62291  

Budget: 48 days @ $XX per day

Itโ€™s a relatively short 60+ kilometres from Capella to Emerald. We have booked two nights at Emerald Tourist Park. An unpowered site with CMCA discount itโ€™s $16 per night which is a bargain given its location and facilities, especially how expensive CPs are this year.

We settle in amongst the other grey nomads unload the bikes and go for a get to know the place ride.

Emerald, Central Highlands Regional, Queensland, 4720, Australia

Emerald is the largest town weโ€™ve passed through in a while boasting two Woolworths and a Coles. Finding the tourist office we get some suggestions and do some exploring.

Our second day slips past as easily as the first. Pam is hunting for a new something and all the shops get a once over.

The CP has entertainment from 5 till 6 at the fire pit on each night of our visit so we wander over with a drink and chat with whoever we find ourselves next to. First evening we chat away with a couple also travelling in a motorhome only to find they live at nearby Picnic Point not far from home. The pizza was excellent by the way.

Itโ€™s Sunday morning and time for a last walk before we ready the Jayco for the road once again. Our destination today is Rolleston about 150 kms south. A quick stop for fuel and a some groceries as we leave. We donโ€™t expect another large town for 4 days.

Rolleston, Central Highlands Regional, Queensland, Australia

We arrive to find Rolleston is a pub, servo and a pop-up coffee van and a very busy CP. We find ourselves a spot and settle-in by dark the place has filled with 30+ caravans and campers. After lunch and a rest we set off to explore the town, given its population is 132 people it may be a short walk.

Our walk was actually interesting a tiny old church, the most wonderful federation home with a magnificent garden. There is a small local museum built around a relocated slab hut. The cemetery is only small but very interesting particularly the graves of three locals killed in the crash of a tiger moth in 1931, just a few hundred metres from the runway which co-incidentally adjoins the graveyard.

What follows is a very quiet evening enabling us to plan our time in Carnarvon Gorge.

Michael + Pam

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