Today we packed up at Carnaravon Gorge and said our goodbyes. It has been a wonderful three days here. If you want to do more of the walking tracks you would certainly need more time. We drove out just after 9am and made our way out to the highway with some great views of the cliffs around us. A better angle from this direction, so much better than what you see driving in. Once at the highway junction we turned to the north and made a coffee stop at Rolleston. Being Saturday morning there was a coffee van set up in the park and quite a hive of activity. We didn’t buy fuel but used our jerry can supplies as diesel was 161.9 here. We had been warned by others.
It was a quiet drive on to Moura arriving at lunchtime due to having to drive slower on the awful roads. Filling up here at a Puma station for only 149.9 and then 4 cents off with RACQ discount saved us a good dollar amount. We found the tourist information office closed after 12pm but we could still look around the Miners Museum outdoor exhibit next door.
The three miners hats on poles symbolise the lives lost in the three large accidents in this local area and form part of the Miner’s Memorial.
In the field next door is a painted water tower, resplendent with a cockatoo and beyond that is the Rotary Park which will be our home for tonight. We were happy to pay our $5 and share the park and amenities with about eight other travellers.
We were even treated to a full moon in a very clear sky.