Queensland Roadtrip – Day 34

Sarina to Ayr

Our next destination was Ayr, a further 333kms north of Sarina. So, breakfast finished we were soon packed up and on the road north. However it didn’t take long to come to the first section of roadworks on the Bruce Highway. Fortunately the lights were green so we were able to continue without stopping.

Even though it was designated a creek, Alligator Creek had an impressive bridge across it. Clearly if it was flooded it would be a really huge expanse of water.

There was no doubt this was sugar cane territory.

Even though we weren’t actually driving through Mackay we did pass over the Pioneer River, which passes through Mackay.

Occasionally we saw some hills. However this was still mainly farming land.

Much as we had a good run and made good time we did find ourselves waiting at roadwork traffic control light a few times.

Midday came and went and we kept going but hunger pangs set in and we pulled over at Guthalungra for a bit of lunch in the caravan and a stretch of the legs. It was a well set up free camping area and lots of other caravanners had the same idea.

Back on the Bruce Highway we soon came to Home Hill and crossed over the mighty Burdekin River.

Not long after we arrived at the Ayr Discovery Parks caravan park. We set up the caravan on a good sized site and took Mel for a walk in nearby Nelsons Lagoon Park before heading to the Woolworths supermarket to buy a few things for a barbecue dinner, keen to do some exploring the next day.

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