Monday, May 21, 2012
Cania Gorge Queensland
For the last week we have been at Cania Gorge Tourist retreat camp just outside Monto, and what a camp it is - the amenities block is beautiful (the best one I've seen so far) and the camp kitchen has got everything in it (you don't need to take anything with you if you are camping) they even have a full stove as well as two barbeques and toaster, kettle, pots and pans and cutlery and fridge and freezer plus tele to watch while you cook - awesome.
We followed some of the varied walks through the National Park and visited the Cania Dam as that is the only place you can get reception for your phone and internet.
It is a very peaceful relaxing site and we met some very friendly people. I was devastated to find Monto so changed from the last time we visited (about 20 years ago), talking to one of the locals she said that about three thousand people had walked off the land during the drought about 5 - 10 years ago and there is only approx 1000 people left around the area. I think the tourism from the Gorge and Dam help to keep them going as this is the nearest shopping town for food and drink.
We are now at Gracemere just out side Rockhampton and will be here for a week will let you all know how we get on later