Sunday 12 March 2017

Kroombit Tops Boys Trip - Day 3

Day 3 – 12th March 2017 Kroombit Tops to Home

Again, it was a bit of a slow start as none of us really wanted to pack up and go home. After a never-ending supply of pancakes, mental note 1 less container of pancake mix for next time, we cleaned up and were packed up by about 10:30. On the way out we back tracked a couple of kilometres to check out the Razorback camp ground because we didn’t investigate it on the way in. It was a lot smaller area.

Razorback Campground

Saturday 11 March 2017

Kroombit Tops Boys Trip - Day 2

Day 2 – 11/3/2017 - “Beautiful Betsy” plane crash site

We weren’t really rushing to get on the road. All that we had planned for today was to visit the “Beautiful Betsy” plane crash site, complete the 4wd loop and then visit the lookout. Nothing beats an early morning smouldering campfire in the crisp clean air topped off with the smell of bacon and eggs cooking!

There were plenty of warnings not to camp under these widow makers!

The Camp

Friday 10 March 2017

Kroombit Tops Boys Trip - Day 1

Day 1 – 10/3/2017 - Bundaberg to Kroombit Tops

It had been a while since the last “Boys Trip”. It had taken a few months to lock in a date and decide where to go. We needed something central because people were coming from Bundy and Mackay. So, we decided on a camping weekend in the Kroombit Tops National Park.

One of the goals for the weekend, apart from drinking beer around the fire, was to do a bit of 4wding and visit the Beautiful Betsy plane crash site, and if we had time the escarpment track bush walk.

I picked up Dwayne and Rhiess and we headed off to Biloela via Mt Perry and Monto, a much more scenic and traffic-less drive then the boring Bruce Highway. While we were at Monto stretching the legs and having an original pizza shapes smoko, we received a txt message that Jeff had already broken down when leaving Rocky. Luckily it was only a flat battery and they were on their way relatively easily.

Jeff and Brendan arrived in Biloela before us so we met them at the local camping shop where we had a look for any last minute camping gear. From there it was off to the local RSL for a counter lunch. After lunch, we did a final food and beer shop and then it was time to hit the road.

We were taking the Razorback Track up into the national park. The first stop along the way was at Kroombit Dam. We took this opportunity to let the tyres down.
Kroombit Dam