Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blackall 10 - 11 July 2014

Woke up to another beautiful, but crisp morning. Although there were a few construction holdups on the highway we made good time for morning tea at Tombo, a tiny village with a fantastic (but vacant) children’s playground. Then onto Blackall, a small town with a brilliant tagline (There’s more than stuff all at Blackall). We stopped at a reserve on the edge of town, right next to a lovely warm creek. Blackall is situated over the Great Artesian Basin and has hot water bubbling through the ground, even the pool is 30o! After a yarn around a fire, Heather made a mouth-watering paella for dinner. The next day we had a look around Blackall and had a swim in the artesian bore – beautiful! We also had a tour of the last steam driven wool cleaning store (with a 20 stand shearing shed) left in Australia – this was from an era when wool was king. While this town only has 1,500 people, it has established a number of interesting attractions for travellers and is a popular stopping spot for people exploring the outback.


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