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Byfield National Park/Boyan Bush Camp/Agnes Waters

11th June - 18th June 2013

sunny 28 °C

Byfield National Park, red rock state forest

Byfield National Park/Boyan Bush Camp/Agnes Waters

It was a little sad to leave Cape Palmerston but we packed up and headed to Byfield National park past Yepoon. The first night we stayed in the red rock state forest, this was really scenic and we pretty much had the spot to ourselves. Since the weather was quite cold and rainy we cooked up a roast and settled in for the night.

The next day we moved on to a large Ti-Tree farm. Some crew we met at Cape Palmerston told us to go stay there as it was there friends property which they open up to backpackers etc for a small fee. It was a beautiful property, with many animals and we were made to feel so welcome having tea and coffee with the really friendly owners.

We explored the sights in the area and drove thru the national park to a beach called 5 rocks. The track into 5 rocks was your usual 4wd track nothing to adventurous, Ah correction not to adventurous until you hit the section which had a giant incline which stretched for what felt like 50km. It was a hill of sand that had trenches and dips the size of Vietnam. As the belly of the big 200 series scraped up and downs on the ground we were thrown around the car like rag dolls, getting airborn many times. Mental note for next time: remove all projectiles from the back of car including herb garden when 4WDing. What a laugh and abit of fun.

The beaches were beautiful with some nice camp spots dotted along the coast, but like alot of beaches on the QLD coast, you cant escape the huge amounts of rubbish washed up on the shores.

Heading South, we continued towards Rockhampton, stopping at some great little fruit and veg stalls at the side of the road. We stopped at Rockhampton and got new tyres on the van and did some general running around the city. It was a lot bigger then we thought and we were kind of glad to leave. Driving around a busy city with the van on when you don’t know where you are is no fun.

On our way to Agnes Waters we stayed at a beautiful free camp spot right on a massive lake called Boyan Bush Camp. We arrived in the arvo, had a walk around, few drinks, good nights sleep and continued on the next morning.

We were lucky to get into Agnes Waters caravan park right on the water. It was only a small park but was a 30second walk to the surf break out the front. Coming up to school holiday it was quite busy but the people were all friendly and the town had a nice holiday feel to it. Ben was a little excited as it was the first place he could go surfing with decent swell and no giant Lizards to worry about.

We rode around the small town, walked a great walking track along the coast and ventured into 1770. 1770 consisted of a small street with a couple of shops and bars and a really scenic clifftop walk. The views from the lookout out to sea were amazing.

Playtime Byfield
Ti Tree farm in Byfield we stayed at
Track into 5 rocks
Bens OCD, washing the car at every chance
Homestead near Byfield
Boyan Bush Camp
Boyan Bush Camp
Agnes waters
Agnes waters
Agnes waters
Agnes waters
Agnes waters coastal walk
Agnes waters coastal walk

Posted by Jenaben 05:08 Archived in Australia Tagged agnes_waters 1770 byfield_national_park boyan_bush_camp

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