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THE WALLABY TRACK WITH LIONEL MUSSELL

ENROUTE TO WALKAMIN

WHO WOULD ’ VE THOUGHT A TRIP NORTH TO WALKAMIN VAN PARK , QLD , COULD BE SO EVENTFUL ?

Lionel at the Bundy Rum factory .
I left you last month at the Kilkivan Bush Camp . From Kilkivan it was just a three-hour trip to our next stop at the huge Big 4 caravan park at Bargara , Qld , opposite a lovely green park that runs right to the foreshore .
I spent nearly a whole day at Childers , Qld , and the turtle sanctuary at Mon Repose was an eye-opener . Unfortunately , it wasn ' t the right season to see turtles come up the beach to dig their laying hollows and lay their eggs , but there was plenty of information and videos showing the whole process .
I also visited the Bundaberg Rum Distillery . Besides visiting all the exhibits and the huge showroom / shop , we were given tastings of our choice – delicious .
But all good things come to an end and it was time to hit the road again , with Yemmy ' s nose pointed south towards the Australian Caravan Club ' s Chairman ' s Muster , back in the Trangie Caravan Park near Dubbo , NSW .
The park was full to overflowing but it didn ' t faze new owner Paul and his busy family , and they still put on their traditional Thursday pizza night despite the additional crowd .
I chose a different route when I left Trangie to head back north and had Lake Elphinestone near Glenden as my transient destination . I parked near another Sprinter motorhome and it turned out to be someone I had met in the same place a few years ago . After a look , I got back on the road north .
I had been told about a golf club at Rollinstone that allowed RV parking and had hot showers for just $ 5 a night , so that ' s where I stayed the next night .
Eventually , I rolled into Walkamin where I was given a warm welcome . With my up and downing , it had taken me more than 5000km to get here this year but it was well worth it .
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