Last stop in Queensland for us is Camooweal the last Queensland town before the Northern Territory border. Easy drive through kilometres of plains and scrub. Apart from a couple of rough patches, the road has been pretty good. Weather again is fantastic 11 Deg C overnight to 28 Deg C and light cloud. A bit breezy during the arvo and evening but keeps the air fresh.
We arrived at Camooweal before lunch - made ourselves a sandwhich and a cuppa and went for an explore. This took all of about 30 seconds LOL.
There's a combined shop containing grocery/post office/newsagent, 2 fuel stops plus 1 BP Roadhouse which has an old caravan park attached and a hotel which has another caravan park behind (where we stayed). As usual in the outback it's a bit dusty, but thank goodness we aren't travelling in the heat !
Unexpectedly, we came across a place called the Drovers Camp, which is a small museum to the old cattle droving days. Camooweal was once the centre for enormous cattle drives travelling south, that is until the trucks took over. They have a festival every year (it's in August in 2013) and I reckon that would be great fun. We had a tour of the museum given by a great old bloke - Jeff Simpson who really made the life of droving come alive. What a top bloke. The museum and tours have all been made possible through volunteer drovers and their families - what a wonderful effort. They don't charge an entrance fee, there is just a donation tin at the door. It would be pretty mean spirited not to leave something in the tin, considering what they have given of themselves. Definately a MUST SEE.