Tooloom Falls to Alice Flats
Tooloom Falls was great but we couldn’t stay there forever. After hooking up the Jimny, we left and slowly followed our path South. At Old Bonalbo Pioneers Park it was time for a coffee and we pulled into this P-spot.
Next stop was the destination for the day. Alice Flats is a wonderful place to stay overnight or a couple of nights. It’s private land but the owner leave it open and you’re welcome to stay there. Please, don’t leave any rubbish, take out what you take in.
We found a nice level spot next to the Alice River. Two people were walking their dog and started to chat with us. The area where you can stay is divided in two parts. The part where we were staying is directly off the road. The other site can be reached over a rather steep sandy section and leads to nice spots further from the traffic. Tim and his missus had their rig set up on that site and asked us over for afternoon thee. We had a lovely afternoon.
Off to Copmanhurst
The road from Alice Flats was a dirt road and we continued our trip slowly and after about two hours and 65km we arrived at the Newbold Lookout Picnic Area where we topped up on caffeine.
The road to Copmanhurst was better. Here would be a recreation area for overnight camping. A fee of $5 pppn is payable at the post office. We parked our rig across the road from the hotel and went to the postoffice annex general store. the attendant in the store didn’t know much about keys for the showers etc. but said that he can collect the money and we have to ring someone who’s phone number was at the entrance of the recreation ground. That person would come and let us in etc. We decided to see how we go at the said ground and left for the hotel to have lunch.
Glad we went to the Rest Point Family Hotel first. We ordered our meals and chatted with the girl at the bar. She heard what we experienced at the post office and pointed at a dirt road next to the recreation park. That road is 100 to 150 m long and at the end, you can park and stay overnight for free, next to the Clarence River. There are toilets too about 50m walk. The spot we found was great. The toilet was closed but that was not a problem, we have our own.
There was a boatramp and we washed the Jimny with beautiful clear river water. After that, it’s so nice to relax next to the motorhome in a comfy chair enjoying the views over the river.
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