Roadtrip to Queensland – Days 3-4


Breakfast finished we hooked up the caravan and after farewelling Denise and Wayne we drove off. As we approached Shepparton we refueled and took the heavy vehicle route around town. An hour later we approached the border, crossed the Murray River

and entered NSW.

Half an hour later we came to Finley where we stopped.

The intention was to buy lunch at the bakery, which is renowned by travellers. Sadly due to a lack of staff it was closed! On the way back we spotted this wonderful mural on the wall of the local car mechanic.

Back in the Hilux we drove to Jerilderie

and bought a few things for lunch at the local supermarket. Further up the road we turned onto the Kidman Way.

As you can see the terrain is quite flat. Over the next hour and a half we made our way up towards Griffith, stopping at Coleambally which is a recent (only about 60 years old ) town built in the midst of an irrigated farming zone. Once we swapped who was driving we continued on to Griffith. We booked ourselves a powered site for the next couple of nights at the Griffith Holiday Village. Here is our rig just as I had finished backing in the caravan.

Mel was happy to be out of the vehicle and sat in her bed whilst we set things up.

After a day of driving it was good to take a quick walk around the caravan park. Here’s a couple of interesting, old relics (not Karen and me!) they have onsite.

Hearing rain on the caravan roof whilst in bed is always nice but when it continues all morning it’s not conducive to seeing the sights of a new location. Finally it stopped around noon so in the car we hopped and drove into town. First up a few supplies were purchased. Next we took a walk around the town centre. Lots of autumn leaves in the park area opposite the shops.

Mel and Karen enjoyed walking through them, although apart from her pink vest Mel was almost entirely camouflaged by the leaves.

In the lane one block back from the main street we came upon some fabulous brightly painted murals.

Sadly the rain started again and we made a dash for the car and returned to the caravan for a late lunch. The rain continued for most of the afternoon which we spent sitting inside and reading. Sadly visits to the many wineries and the fruit salad farm will have to wait until our next visit to Griffith as the road and better weather further north beckoned.

Distance travelled from Arcadia (point A) to Griffith – 288kms

2 thoughts on “Roadtrip to Queensland – Days 3-4

  1. I’m enjoying your travels. Mel is cute and looks to be a good travel mate. Looks like you have the towing and camping down pat. Fantastic murals!
    As a fellow photographer I appreciate your consistently fine snaps in all weathers and lighting challenges and personal effort. The effort shows.
    One request. As a geographically challenged yank I’d appreciate a map now and then. Though I was in Oz for a week’s army R&R in 1970, the layout of the states and towns are a mystery to me and a map would help. Thanks for taking us recliner chair travelers along for the sights.


  2. Hi Tod
    Thanks for your complimentary feedback. Greatly appreciated. Pleased to have you along for this and any other future trips. Your suggestion of adding a map I’ll take on board and aim to add in a new destination as we go. Cheers, Mark


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