"Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland" Carnarvon National Park by angiebabe
Carnarvon National Park Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 125 photos
I worked here for just over a year after throwing my 3 year long job of selling encyclopedias door to door around New Zealand and Australia.
Got the job and drove up from Brisbane to Carnarvon Gorge to start work in housekeeping ie to service the luxury tourist tents and the catering department.
One of my best friends who had moved to Australia from New Zealand with the encyclopedia business came up with me as it was a long drive - about 12 hours - into a part of Australia and North Queensland we had never been - we had done sales trips as far out and north to Toowoomba and Roma, and Bundaberg and Maryborough.
The drive up is an experience in itself! We had kangaroos bouncing out into the road in the dark - one kindly took my front number plate and broke the grill but thankfully did not damage anything the car (trusty Aussie Ford Falcon of course! a mammoth 4.1 XD) needed to keep running to get us up to our objective.
We turned off the main highway and werse now on the dirt road between Rollestons and Carnarvon but had to stop though at the first river crossing as it looked kinda like we had taken a wrong turn off or something - but we were on the right road and came to drive that dirt road in various weathers and cross that river crossing many times.
- Pros:aboriginal art within the national park, walks through native foliage, rare macazamia tree grows here, interesting to experience aussie country life
- Cons:dirt roads bog up in rain, 2 hours from nearest post office, the roos want to come thru your windscreen or take your number plate when driving at night
- In a nutshell:a beautiful area to spend some time
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