First stop is Barcaldine Homestead Caravan Park, for billy tea and damper and take our host’s advice and visit the Tree of Knowledge at night.
Our next stop is Emerald, welcomed with red claw pizza and a frosty beer, you can find it all at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, right on the lake with everything you need to kick back and relax or fish for your own red claw or barra. Our gracious host, John, recommends visiting Pats Gems: fossicking for sapphires is profitable and a fun past time. Closer to the action of Emerald is Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village, host Denis recommends the amazing lamb shank and Guinness pie at The Irish Village pub.
On our way to Yeppoon we have a surprise for Scotty, joining the kids to become a Junior Zoo Keeper at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary. Our choice of accommodation for the night is Discovery Parks – Coowaters Yeppoon and what a spot, right on the shores of Mulambin Creek with Shoal Bay just across the way. The park also has waterslides, jumping pillows, go carts, lots to wear out the big and little kids. Next it’s an early morning start and off shore with Hooked Fishing Charters, time to catch a big one!
For more information on the parks & holiday destinations featured in this week’s episode or to view first hand some of the amazing caravanning products on offer, be sure to visit this year’s Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow, June 6-11 at the Brisbane Showgrounds (we’ll be there for opening on June 6 too!)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, all entry tickets are 50% off and if you purchase online you automatically go in the draw to win a V6 Turbo Diesel Amarok and a CUB Camper Trailer. We’ll see you there!