Rocking on to The Caves
Saturday 4th August
We finally got away after saying all our goodbyes and headed into Rockhampton. I really do not like big towns! Sadly, the fact that we had run out of water and were low on power necessitated our finding a Caravan Park in order to replenish same (and a REAL shower would be a definite bonus).
We found our way to the largest shopping centre via the Tourist Info. Centre who assured us that Rocky would probably be fully booked because it was the weekend of the ‘Rocky Swap’ – a giant market thingy at the showgrounds. This later proved to be true as we sought accommodation in the local environs.
We procured our supplies and since there was no room at the inn, decided to drive on to The Caves about 45km up the road. We rang and were told that we could probably get a powered site (they don’t actually take bookings) but they are on rain water and we may not be able to get water – great!!!
We drove around to a Dump Point on the outskirts of Rocky and lo and behold there was also a tap with potable water so problem solved!! With an empty loo, a full water tank and a happy heart we travelled on to The Caves and arrived about 5.30p.m. I did some laundry and had a real shower in a space that I could stand up in – luxury!
We woke to the sounds of birds chirping in the trees and so I put down my cup of tea and snapped a few photos.
When I turned back, a bush turkey was drinking my tea.
The caves were pretty interesting and the acoustics in the Cathedral Cave were reputedly better than the Sydney Opera House. Shannon actually sang a song and it sounded amazing.
We left just before lunch to go to St Lawrence (another recommendation from a fellow traveller) actually I think it was the man wearing the towel so fingers crossed!!