The Kapunda Fishing and Tourist Park on the Balonne River at St George, is not free, but worth the fee. Camping on the banks of the River with the water held back by the Jack Taylor Weir, creates a back water, that in front of us was beautiful, deep and still, the sun setting over the river gums and the white cockatoos flying in in their hundreds to make their roost for the night was spectacular. The galahs, herons, kookaburras and smaller birds that have made their home in the area were keeping us amused and fascinated.
A cute little possum entertained us at night as we sat by the campfire sharing a coffee and port. We spotted him in the tree above us, we could pick him out with our head torch and gradually getting up the courage, he climbed down the trunk of the tree, found himself a piece of apple we were using to coax him toward us and scampered away to eat his treat.
Just a few minutes drive from St George in Central Queensland, the park is well off the main road and being peaceful and quiet, the sites had power available, however, water is not connected. We were all self-sufficient with water, showers and toilets. There is an amenities block with hot water showers and washing machines and also a kiosk, but they were a good 5 minute walk from the bank of the river, which would not be suitable for some folk.