Camping by the Condamine River near Killarney,QLD
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  • We arrived here on a rainy day and in the dark. Our tent, which we were still getting used to, had to be put up by the headlights of the car. Not a bad effort in the end. Thankfully the rain eased and we had a great couple of days there.

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    Does anyone pay attention to the caution signs? Not this mob on a wet day.
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    Entrance to the state forest and a zig-zagging condamine river
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    We were certainly in cattle country here
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    Just some of the rocky outcrops we passed
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    A closer shot
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    Winding dirt roads, turning muddy in some parts
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    The obligatory Kangaroo shot
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    The rivers weren't flowing, but there were many pools of water
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    Particularly nice shot I thought. Credit to Meike
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    Just to prove that some 'river crossings' were traversed. Actually, 14 but we hardly noticed them.
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    Um, 4WD on dirt track?
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    The camp site - the apparent 'ditch' is the road
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    The fallen gum(?) tree that provided the happy campers hours of entertainment and shelter
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    All of us who went - including dog and parrot
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    BB having a wander on what's now a mossy river bed
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    Chico standing guard to ensure our safety from Yowies and other mystical creatures of the Austrlian bush
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    A particularly nice shot of Tess with BB in the fork of the fallen tree
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    The river bed
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    Just a little further from our camp site there was a little more water
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    Same spot, different angle
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    Grassy spot by the river
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    Gathering wood for the camp fire
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    BB enjoying a moment being a bird in the tree
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    The other campers enjoying a moment in the tree. Note the large kid
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    Uh huh.
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    Around the camp site
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    Same spot, different angle
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    A short walk uphill gave us a good view of the surroundings
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    ditto
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    Dry but rocky river bed, providing the foreground for a nice shot
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    This outcrop was just beside the camp site. Truly imposing
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    Proof that the silly gene exists - trying to negotiate a narrow track with a drop to oblivion
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    Mieke's turn to negotiate the skinny track.
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    She might have looked relaxed, but she was off like a shot each time something moved in the bush.
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    Just some country sheds On the way out of the state forest
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    Queen Mary falls - a very popular tourist spot. Would have been a greater splash had there been more water flowing.
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    On the track down to the bottom of the falls
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    ditto
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    Michael at the bottom of the falls
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    Us
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    Mieke and kids at the bottom of the falls
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    View to ??
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    Think that peak is Mt Barney, but that's just a guess