Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wooroonooran NP and Lake Tiraroo

Gillies Hwy.  Not done that before! 19km of steadily climbing, winding road with magnificent views back to Gordonvale and the Goldsborough Valley NP where we had stayed for two nights.

Had some concerns about getting Dora into the camping area at Goldsborough as it was hard to get definitive information regarding the road and tropical overhang but we made it with the roof intact.  Lovely spot, worth the drive.  Stayed two nights and did some easy walking and difficult bike riding, very nice. 

On to Lake Tinaroo for three nights stopping off at Yungaburra along the way, interesting town.  Met up with some work mates/friends from yesteryear at Tinaroo, Dave and Deb, Ron and some new friends Martin and Sue.  Did some bushwalking and had a pleasant time shooting the breeze and reminiscing around the fire.

Headed back to Innisfail via Millaa Millaa in the rain.  Had a good tour of some good national parks and campgrounds.

Notes to self:
I like camping in National Parks.
I like good company.
Going up the Gillies is good but going down would cook the brakes.

 Goldsborough camp
 The Gillies look back to Gordonvale
Bushwalking with friends