THE GREAT TREK NORTH - SEPTEMBER 2004


On the 2nd September we set off north to Cape Tribulation for a 6,200km three week trip as far as the sealed road goes. After the finish of that road it changes into a track suitable only for four wheel drive off-road vehicles.
Cape Tribulation was named by Captain James Cook as most of his problems seemed to start at that point. He later was to hole his boat on the Barrier Reef and was forced to beach it at what is now Cooktown to effect repairs.



Split Rock Dam


Major drought at Split Rock Dam - 2004


Lookout area - Split Rock Dam


Outback picnic spot


Adam's Lookout Barraba


Barraba in the valley


A cleaner car going out that coming home!


Morning tea stop


The old couple - David's 75th at Goondiwindi (Queensland).
We are not exactly "delighted" with the snap


Roadhouse at The Gums


Isla Gorge Queensland


Isla Gorge Queensland - National Park


Theodore water tower


Our hotel - Theodore


Main street Theodore


Morning tea stop - derelict railway station Wowan


Rail memorabillia - Wowan


Approaching Emerald - Bougainvilleas


Emerald railway station


Emerald railway station


Fairbairn Dam, Emerald - water level is very low


Fairbairn Dam, Emerald


Picnic at Fairbairn Dam - Emerald


Visitors (lorrikeets) to the picnic


Painted rail waggons - Clermont


Somwehere between Clermont & Charters Towers (Belyando Crossing?)


Roadhouse Blue Water Springs ("Blue Water"?)


Road trains lined up at Oasis Roadhouse


Oasis Roadhouse


Undara Lava Tubes - the accommodation is in old railway carriages


Breakfast bush style but beautifully prepared and presented


Dining area (more old carriages)


A motionless tawny frogmouth owl (mopoke) asleep exactly matches the branch he is sitting on and is
watching his girlfriend in a neighbouring tree at the same time.


Main street Ravenshoe


Ravenshoe Pub


Steam engine Ravenshoe


Statuary at Millaa


Statuary at Millaa


Township at Millaa


Malanda Weir


Tropical Cairns


The entrance to our rather luxurious hotel in Palm Cove, Cairns


A swimming pool and waterfall at the hotel


An outdoor drinking and dining area of the hotel (Sebel Reef Hotel)


Streetscape in Palm Cove


Beach at Palm Cove - no surf, but it's wet!


Street scene Palm Cove


The beach at Palm Cove. No surf at these beaches because of the Barrier Reef.


Beach at Palm Cove


Ellis Beach (north of Cairns)


View looking south on coast road (north of Cairns)


Chinese junk - Port Douglas


Marina at Port Douglas


The dining area Silky Oaks Resort - Mossman
It is fabulous accommodation set in the middle of the jungle.


Silky Oaks Resort


The swimming pool at Silky Oaks


Jungle flowers - Silky Oaks


Cape Tribulation where Captain Cook's troubles started


Scrub turkey at Cape Tribulation


Millstream Falls near Ravenshoe


Lookout Palmerston Highway headed for Innisfail


Hinchinbrook Harhour at Cardwell


Marina at Hinchinbrook Harbour, Cardwell


Our individual chalets Hinchinbrook


The original cane workers at Ingham were all Italian.
Their mausoleums are now in the middle of cane fields.


Balgal Beach. This picture needs no label . . .


. . . and this is where they are. Don't even put your big toe in the water!


Entrance to Bowen Harbour from Flagstaff Hill


Bowen Harbour


Our motel - The Tropical Wanderer - Rockhampton


Stone pier Emu Park


Emu Park


Emu Park


Bargara Coastline (out of Bundaberg)


Tin Can Bay


The railway station at Werris Creek

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