The Ilfracombe Caravan Park, was recommended to us several times. It lived up to its reputation. Kathy and Jesse are extremely friendly and helpful and their happy hour has to be seen to be believed. Kathy reading bush poetry with a little (heaps) of attitude and Jesse telling jokes with a double meaning.
27kms from Longreach, an easy drive to visit the Stockmans Hall of Fame and Qantas Museum, it was quieter and more pleasant than the parks in town.
The locals of Ilfracombe had watched for years as tourists drove straight through the town on the way to Longreach and decided they needed an attraction to encourage them to stop, stay and visit and spend a little time and money in this outback town. So the Ilfracombe Machinery Mile was born. Locals donated machinery, trucks and farm pumps, engines and tractors, and endeavored to bring to life, by painting and restoring old and unused farm memorabilia. We visited the machinery mile and reminisced about the farm machinery and old trucks etc that Woolly used to work on as a mechanic in his youth.
We also had a couple of meals at the Wellshot Hotel and struggled each time to finish a large, wholesome meal amongst the locals and visitors