Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Friday, July 11, 2008


In August last year we decided to explore a little of this big state of ours.

First stop was Hervey Bay and Fraser Island

We went whale watching from the air taking off from the beach on Fraser Is.

Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island, the sand is so fine it is good for cleaning jewellery.

Seventeen Seventy Beach

Sunset over Bustard Bay at 1770

Mulambin Beach near Yeppoon

Sunset at Mulambin Beach
We visited Koorana crocodile farm near Yeppoon

We walked up a steep bluff overlooking Mulambin Beach

Van Gogh's Sunflower painting at Emerald

In the underground sapphire mine at Rubyvale

Main street Barcaldine

QANTAS museum at Longreach

Standing on the tropic of Capricorn in Longreach

The Stockman's Hall of Fame at Longreach

We went for a sunset dinner cruise along the Thompson River in Longreach. It was one of the highlights of the trip.

Sunset on the Thompson River

The Jack Howe memorial statue at Blackall-Australia's most famous gun shearer

Inside the historic Blackall Woolscour

We walked around histoic Tambo

Main street in Charleville

The Historic Corones Hotel. We had an interesting tour called "Tea and Tales " we also visited the Cosmos Centre and the Bilby Centre.

Of course we couldn't miss out the oldest winery in Queensland at Roma.

Last stop before home was Dalby.


  1. What neat pictures. And looking for whales by airplane. Would love that. I went over to Los Angeles, CA for 20 months and while there it was fun to go out to whatever point south on the ocean to sit and look for whales when they came through. I wanted to go out by boat but I never got the chance. That and boating and I do not get along too well. I get sick on them. :( But I'd have tried for a whale.

  2. Just saw your comment over at Cindy's so I blog-hopped over .. I haven't written much lately, I'm in the middle of changing my flat around. Bought a new lounge and desk. Took some photos of larakeets and maggies will put them up on my Down to Earth blogspot later.
    Love the landscapes they come up well in a photo don't they.
    Specially liked the Van Gogh landmark - beats the Prawn, Pear, Rooster (?) Banana etc. lol

  3. Hello Diane...
    The beaches where you are , they are so crystal clear..Just beautiful....

  4. Once again thank you for the tour.....
    Kind regards,