Friday, May 25, 2012


Gracemere Caravan Park No. 320 in the camp 5 book

Fern Tree Lookout

Rockhampton from the top of Mt Archer

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

We arrived at Gracemere Caravan Park on Monday afternoon, it is an older park and has some permanents on it. The amenities are kept clean and tidy and there is a large pool with a water slide if you have any children although at this moment I don’t think I have seen anyone trying out the pool. Unfortunately since we arrived it has done nothing but rain but this has not deterred us from seeing the sights that we want to see.

On Tuesday we went to the Rockhampton heritage Village and spent hours walking around all the exhibits, we could go back again and see lots that we are sure we missed. The people and the volunteers that run this place were extremely friendly and we even had a ride around the area in one of the old cars that they have restored – it was an Oldsmobile. Best $8 each we have spent. Sorry no pictures as I forgot my camera.

Wednesday saw us going in to Rockhampton to buy a few items and while we were looking for the information shop we came across a beautiful craft shop (just by accident she innocently says). After making a purchase we went to the Botanical Gardens which also houses a small Zoo which is absolutely free.

Thursday we went for a drive to the top of Mt Archer where we walked along a bush path to the lookout where you can see all of Rockhampton, after this we walked the track to the Fern tree Lookout. We then went for a drive to Yeppoon where we walked along the sea front and carried on to drive to Emu Park where we had a picnic lunch under shade as it was raining (still warm though)

We then drove home via the biggest Vinnies and Sam’s Warehouse I have ever seen. Very tiring day, we are staying in tomorrow and cleaning the caravan etc. Will let you know more later in the week.

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