Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Cape palmerston to Rockhampton

After leaving Mackay we headed to Cape Palmerston where we stayed for five nights while Craig 'replenished' the bank account by doing some work for the local mechanic, (who happens to be the brother of a good friend from Perth). I spent the days taking the kids to the beach, doing washing, stocking up on groceries and reading magazines. When Craig wasn't working we went fishing and walking on the beach.  This place was FULL of oldies. We were honestly the youngest there by about 30 years! It was a great caravan park and has only been running for the last four years. There is nothing at Cape Palmerston so BYO everything from fuel to food to drinking water. Unless you want to visit the nearby town which is 40km away!

Our campsite at Cape Palmerston was great! no neighbours and plenty of grass :)

 From Cape palmerston we headed down to Rockhampton via the Yepoon scenic road which took us off the Bruce Hwy and to the coast. 

Yepoon beach

The singing ship

When we arrived in Rockhampton I was surprised to see so much damage still evident from the cyclone they had earlier this year.  Check out the onsite cabin at the caravan park!!! 

We only stayed the night in Rockhampton but spent the following day exploring the beautiful 9and free) botanical gardens and zoo. 

we left Rockhampton a bit later than expected, meaning we would arrive on dark at our next stop. But it was worth staying for the day. There was lots of tourist things to do in town and with more time we may have stayed a few more nights. 

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