On the drive out of Yamanto we saw heaps hay farms. I have seen them before but today there was a tractor out in one harvesting the Hay.
At a creek crossing a Quail jumped in front of our car and tried to fly. Silly Quails you can’t fly you know - J.
The countryside was beautiful. Sometimes we would see kangaroos and wallabies.
We drove for a little longer and then we went through a little rainforest. After a bit we left the rainforest and we found out that we were on the edge of New South Wales and Queensland. That was super cool and then we got to see the Famous Rabbit Proof Fence. Construction of this fence was started in 1886 and at the moment is 555km long. It requires that the land be cleared by 5 metres on either side of the fence but I noticed that the forest grew right up to it in some places. Some of the fence has been modified to also keep wild dogs out and we did notice quite a few wild dog traps along the fence line.
For morning tea we stopped at the Queen Mary Falls. It was so pretty and we stayed at the park for about an hour. There were 2 walks you could do. The first one was a nice easy walk along the top of the falls. We notice some pretty flowers and the view was so pretty. Some others from the group did the bottom walk where they went right into the gorge. I wish we had done that one instead but we can do that next time.
We did a quick stop at Dagg Falls and got a group shot in and then we headed down into the fun part. Along the road at intervals there was a rock formation called the Wall of China. We stopped at an isolated area near the track for lunch. It was beside the Condamine River. When we were all finished eating we played a game called Who Done It. It’s where you put on a piece of paper something you have done or happened to you on it. We all then have to guess who done it. For some reason nearly every statement that included jail, sky diving or cars they thought it was my dad, J.
When we finished the game we all went to have a look at a deserted shack on the hill on the other side of the track. While we were driving we had to count how many river crossings. I counted 12, I may have missed a
few but Dad had so much fun driving through them. It was sad when we finished the last crossing and started to head back out of the valley because it was home time. I saw so many little shacks hidden away in the forest along the river. I would love to live in one of them. We also had a quad bike zoom past with a dog in a trailer on the back and just as we left the valley I saw a cow with a big question mark on its forehead.
Thank you so much for a wonderful day. We can’t wait to come to another event like this J
Written by Laycia with some help from her mum Krystal, dad Jay and little sister Savannah.