The Bend – Coen free camping

The Bend – Coen free camping

Free camping on Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) is something that we always look for. It seems the best two places to free camp are Coen free camping – The Bend and Archer River camping. Coen free camping location The Bend Campground is located 3.5 km north of Coen. The campground is called The Bend as…

Cobbold Gorge – bespoken beauty in the remote Queensland

Cobbold Gorge – bespoken beauty in the remote Queensland

Cobbold Gorge is located so far from civilization that we consider it the most remote gorge in Queensland. The gorge is not as big as some gorges in Australia (for example Karijini National Park or the huge Kings Canyon), but definitely one of the most charming and picturesque natural wonders you can ever see. This…

Diamantina National Park – discover endless river channels

Diamantina National Park – discover endless river channels

Description Diamantina National Park is located in Queensland between Boulia, Bedourie, and Opalton. The park in the past was a pastoral holding and became a national park only in 1992. It is the traditional homelands of the Maiawali and Karuwali people, that have a long-lasting connection with the land for thousands of years. Due to…

Cape Hillsborough  – meet kangaroos on the beach

Cape Hillsborough – meet kangaroos on the beach

Description Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the few places in Australia where you can meet kangaroos on the beach every morning. The park offers rainforest, eucalypt forest, beaches, headlands with hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations. On top of it, the sunrises are just amazing. Imagine yourself feeding a kangaroo at dusk while…

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Description Eungella National Park is located at the end of Pioneer Valley, 86 km west of Mackay. It is a popular park for a weekend escape or a few days vacation. The park is located high above the surrounding plains where you have to take a windy road to climb to the top. Don’t worry,…

Koolpin Gorge (Jarrangbarnmi) – escape the crowds of Kakadu

Koolpin Gorge (Jarrangbarnmi) – escape the crowds of Kakadu

Koolpin Gorge is a great spot if you want to escape crowds in Kakadu National Park. To get there you have to obtain a camping/hiking permit and take a 4WD drive track. We returned to Kakadu after a few years after our trip around Australia, to explore Koolping Gorge as we missed it before. This time…

Untouched Lorella Springs – Off-limits 4WD paradise

Untouched Lorella Springs – Off-limits 4WD paradise

One day we thought it was time to visit Northern Territory again and while looking for a place to stay, we discovered Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. The park is located far, 2900 km from Brisbane, but we were ready for the adventure.  We planned to see some other interesting places on the way like Winton,…

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Description Carnarvon Gorge National Park is home to towering cliffs, spectacular views, coloured and lush side gorges. There is a wide variety of plants and animal species like emus, wild pigs, brumbies, wallabies, kangaroos, and goannas. There are two sections of Carnarvon Gorge National Park: Carnarvon Gorge (this is where the main walk is), and…

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Description Lawn Hill National park, also called Boodjamulla National Park by Waanyi traditional owners, is located far in the west-north corner of Queensland, 320 km from Mount Isa mining town. If you never heard of it, don’t worry. We barely knew its existence before our trip to Lorella Springs. Lawn Hill National Park is one…

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Description Cania Gorge National Park is located in the North Burnett Region of Queensland. The closest bigger towns are Monto located 38 km on the south or Biloela located 105 km away on the north. The park is known for its towering cliffs, old caves, and sheltered gorges. Also, you can find aboriginal paintings on…