Blackwater to Waruma Dam

October 26th – 28th, 2022.

After leaving Bedford Weir we drove to Blackwater & had a yummy pie at the bakery, from here we drove to ‘Old Gordon Station’, a friend of Ben’s (Bronte) caretakes the station, it is located approximately 50klm north on the Fitzroy Development Rd at Dingo, QLD, then approx 60klms NE from the turn off to the station. It a fantastic place, the MacKenzie river passes through the property so the water was on the rise. Bronte has an amazing garden, full of roses & dessert roses plus a great vege patch which gave us lotz of supplies. We helped out at the station for a couple of days & had a fantastic time, our last night we had a massive storm luckily not too much damage.

Next stop Lawgi Hall Park rest area, 30klms S Biloela on the Burnett Hwy, a fantastic overnight stay, great toilets & water. Beautiful spot & quite popular. We got up early next day & drove to Monto, did a little shopping & feasted on carrot cake with our coffee – very nice.

Drove to Waruma Dam which is approximaely 50klms NW of Eidsvold & set up camp another great spot. We put several redclaw pots in, so hopefully we will have more success here. This is our last camp with the’Leburbs’ ( our great mats from Bargara), lotz of feasting on amazing food & game playing, thankx Gary & Rae. Got lotz of redclaw………………………yea!

Old Gordon Staion

Bronte has 4 working dogs.

Dessert Rose

A variety of roses – beautiful


Swamp mahogany – eucalytus robusta

sun going down

entrance to ‘old gordon station’

next stop/sleep

our campsites

sunset – WOW!

driving into Monto (QLD)

Monto has some great locals.

Wuruma Dam

below the wall of the dam

our camp sites

lotz of Mumma’s & bubba’s

A few ‘big’ boys around….


Yummo – Rae’s famous oysters kilpatrick, sooooooo nice

a few more locals

a storm on its way – beautiful night

checking the red claw pots

not a bad catch

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