We were lucky enough to be able to take a week off work between Anzac day and Labour Day and we decided to go check out Carnarvon National Park. Andrew and I had been there, very briefly about 10 years ago but we never really got a chance to check it all out properly. I only really remembered seeing a platypus (and I was really hoping to see another one this trip).
We left Toowoomba (we’d camped overnight at my brother’s place to take a couple hours off the drive) early on the Saturday morning and headed west, with a aim to reach Roma by lunch and then push the last few hours to the National Park. All went to plan and we pulled into the Takarakka Bush Resort around 3 in the afternoon. Now we don’t usually choose to stay at caravan parks, I’d much rather stay in a national park or a simple bush camp. Unfortunately, the campground at the National Park only opens during the school holidays… why? I have no idea, but as we weren’t going to be there during school holidays, it meant we only had one choice for where to camp, and that was Takarakka.