Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cracow, Eidsvold and Marlborough.

Cracow, nice camp spot with power and hot showers for a donation and a funny night at the pub watching the State of Origin with a good result.

During the gold rush of the 1930s Cracow had a population of about 3000 people but now its 10 or less and most of the buildings have since been taken away.  The Golden Plateau gold mine, a few km south west, was reopened in 2004 and employs a couple of hundred people who commute from Theodore and elsewhere.

A short trip to camp on the banks of the Burnett River at Eidsvold. Not a lot of water in the Burnett atm. Monto for fuel, Biloela for provisions, and on to Dululu for the next night. Next day zoom through Rockhampton and on to Marlborough for a night.

Cracow Pub  - the bar.

Burnett River Eidsvold - early morning.