There is something nostalgic about the Aussie outback pub. Situated a half hour drive south of St George, Queensland, the Nindingully Pub was established in 1864 and describes itself as the oldest continually licensed pub in Queensland.
professional opal open cut mine, being operated by a corporation
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
the mine shaft is 3ft x 3ft wide and the rock is bucketed up and then send it to be washed and sorted hoping to find the precious opal.
The Grawin Club in the Scrub, was our first port of call. It boasted a nine hole golf course,with gravel fairways and sand greens, it being highly decorated and being patronised by golfers during our visit.
Litchfield National Park, is one of the prettiest National Parks I have witnessed. It features numerous waterfalls which cascade over the sandstone ridge which is Tabletop Range.
Leaping half their body length straight into the air, to snare their free feast, this prehistoric reptile was giving us an incredible display.
We saw numerous salt water crocodiles, some extremely close to our cruise runabout. The bird life was prolific with ducks, egrets, eagles, hawks and the most exciting for me was being up close to the jabiru. The birds and the reptiles seemed to be able to live in harmony, or maybe the large “salties” were not hungry
The little stream was running down a channel in the rock wall and formed a little pool at the base of the ampitheatre.
Wards Canyon is the only area in Central Queensland that still supports King Ferns