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.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ravenshoe Train Museum 12 August 2015

In the morning we had a final stroll around the ruins and took a few more photos (thank god for digital cameras), then headed west across the mountain. After a steep climb, we stopped to camp at the Ravenshoe Train Museum. The friendly caretaker directed us to a nice spot and we explored the site. Lots of happy campers were enjoying the hospitality of Ravenshoe.
There is a strong sense of community in the town, evidenced by their support for the victims of the café explosion. This occurred about 2 months ago when a car crashed into a café, set off gas bottles and killed 2 people. Although the café has now been demolished, there is an ugly vacant lot in the main street that is a constant reminder to the locals of the tragedy. However the whole district has organised a number of fund raising events for the victims and their families and they remain a friendly and welcoming town.
We had a beautiful morning tea across the road in a 1930’s milkbar that has kept all the decorations and colours from that era as well as the original wooden booths. They make a mean Icecream Sunday, as well as homemade cakes. The town has a thriving band, as well as an active drama society, some really quirky shops and boasts the highest pub in Queensland – The Ravenshoe Hotel is a few metres higher than the Club Pub just down the road.


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