(Tolderodden Rest Area)


  • Departed Kingaroy Wednesday

  • Picked up Judy from her home north of Nanango

  • Travelled through Booie, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Durong, Boondooma, Mundubbera and Eidsvold to Tolderodden

  • Camped overnight Wednesday at Tolderodden Rest Area near Eidsvold


Day 1


Wednesday 10th August 2005

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We left Judy’s home at just north of Nanango and dropped her car off at friends, Leann and Keith, around 11.00am.
I drove the van slowly towards
Kingaroy and around the outskirts to the Burnett Highway near Crawford, listening to every groan as we got up speed. I finally relaxed as it made 80 kph as before that I was flat out getting it to over 65 kph.
The next test was after
Memerambi as we climbed what is known to me as Wooroolin Hill. A traveller passed, as he became too impatient to follow.
Wooroolin we stopped to check all was well and had a soft drink. The dogs hopped out and explored not knowing this would be how life was going to be for some weeks. 


Part of the "family".




The inside of our transport,

1987 Daihatsu Van


We turned off the Burnett Highway just south of Tingoora and headed west to Durong and had a cuppa/smoko further north just before the Boondooma Homestead.




2.15 pm

Our first "cuppa/smoko" stop - off the road just before Boondooma Homestead on the way between Durong and Mundubbera.

Next stop was
Mundubbera where we refuelled and rejoined the Burnett Highway, then Eidsvold where we turned west towards the Leichhardt Highway.

As the air was becoming cool around sundown, we arrived at Tolderodden Rest Area on the Burnett River - # Q 440 in the Camps 3 Australia Wide camping guide and setup camp. We had the company of three other travellers, 2 Winnebago RV’s and 1 caravan.

The next few hours were spent starting to get used to what we were to call “home” for the next few weeks.

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