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    Channel Country advice

    Planning a trip of a few weeks around mid-year to the Channel Country and there-abouts - out of Brisbane.
    We do have some things we want to do, but nothing is set yet so we are looking at possible routes and side trips, etc.
    Any tips on where to go, where not to go, what to see, what to avoid???
    It doesn't have to be a 4WD challenge, just those great places or things unique to the area or worth seeing.

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    We spent a couple of months in the Channel country in 2017.

    Check out my blog, go to Posts/Previous Posts' & look at approx August & September entries.

    This link is to a map of the trip up there & back from Victoria. You can zoom in for a closer look. http://cuppa500.com/Blog/map-queensl...annel-country/

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    Channel country is something else and lots of places to go and visit ,we did it as a short cut home from Alice Springs via the Plenty highway .
    And ended up at Eulo ,we missed some great spots like Noccundra etc but will be back .

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    Done a few trips to the channel country out of Brisbane, last one been last September .
    Left Brisbane Friday Arvo for Bowenville .
    Bowenville to Nindigully pub for the night ( great pub and food )

    Went on to Charlotte Plains Station for a few Days , great place to relax by the bore and just unwind , it's a working Station .

    Then into Currawinya national park , one of my favourite out back parks as it is made up of old sheep stations with plenty of relics and old buildings and Hungerford ( great pub ) for a few days .

    Back to Eulo for supplies ,and another pub lunch , and on to Yowah a fantastic opal mining town for a couple of days ( no pub though )

    Then up to Quilpie with a stop at Toompine pub for lunch , we spent a couple of days in Quilpie ,

    Then in to Charleville ( plenty of camping options , but the Evening star caravan park is fantastic, and has a bar and dirt cheep feeds , Bilby centre and cosmos centers are fantastic

    Then to Mitchell great little town with great free camping ......and pubs and Bakery

    Onto chinchilla free camping out at the Weir

    Then back to Bowenville for our final night

    If you have more time or travel a bit faster , Bolon is another great little town with free camping on the river .......and yes ....another great pub .

    Also Nockundra great camping by the river , and another great pub .

    And yep love a outback pub .... and chatting to the locals , can get ya into some other amazing locations !

    Should add we towed our 19 ft van


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    Really no fuel at Hungerford ? Was the year before .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GQtdauto View Post
    Really no fuel at Hungerford ? Was the year before .
    Yes, I believe it is available at the pub - both diesel & petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brissieboy View Post
    Yes, I believe it is available at the pub - both diesel & petrol.
    Yeah... brain fade moment.
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    If you go into Currawinya, check out Boorara Station, it was our main reason for another visit, as national parks had not long opened up access , allow a day to do that bit alone , heaps to see with , out station buildings , wool shed , shearers quarters etc , we couldn't access the home stead it self as it was not open to the public at the time , there is camping up there , but we just set up on the Billabong opposite the rangers station , and do day trips around the place , mainly because the track up around Boorara wouldn't be a relaxing drive with towing 3t , no worries with a camper trailer though .

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    The new dinosaur exhibition at Eromanga is a must see. Caravan park is a dump but the pub is good. Worth a visit.

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    Hungerford have a secret fishing / yabbie hole out of town I'm told if you can get the publican on side .

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