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, September 25, 2014

Miles 24 September 2014

Woke up to a bright, sunny day and headed towards Miles. More of the same country as yesterday – dry cattle country and through a couple of non-descript villages to Miles. This is a prosperous town, but with none of the charm of neighbouring towns. It is on the junction of 2 major roads, as well as being the supply town for a number of mines in the district, so caters for a large number of FIFO miners. It also has a heritage village which we enjoyed visiting. The locals have pulled in about 30 old buildings from the surrounding villages and stocked them with local artefacts that reflect the early days of white settlement. Peter can remember the tales that his father told him about growing up in the bush in Central Queensland and the museum bought these stories to life. We camped at Chinaman Lagoon on the edge of town and enjoyed watching the water birds settle down for the night.


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