Over 300 km drive today to get to Rockhampton. We need to put in the km's because of getting to Bundaberg....not for the rum....but to visit Mon Repos and the Turtles sanctuary. That is another 280km further on.We have booked in for Thursday evening to watch the turtle hatchlings make a break for the sea. That 300km seemed endless. Nothing to see apart from brown grass and long roads. No rain has fallen for quite a while and the farmers are crying out for some. Far cry from North of Townsville. Here they seem to have too much in the way of rain. The only thing that kept our attention was the road signs. Love them especially if you are a parent.
We stopped about 20km short of Rockhampton to visit the Capricorn Caves. With a camper van site also by the caves we decided to stop there for the night and do the laundry. Then once washing finished and pegged out we took the 2pm tour.
Not your usual caves system below ground. Most of the passages were above ground but equally impressive. There was even a 'Cathedral' cave set out for weddings. Our guide played Hallelujah so we could here the acoustics, Amazing sound, no wonder it is a sought after venue. In some of these pictures I can make out some spooky figures. Not sure if I am the only one to see them.
|Fig tree roots delve deep to get the nutrients.|
|The rare fern Tectaria devexa,|
|More Fig roots|
|Huge fungas growing near to the cave exit.|
|No not tipsy but the camera was set at a jaunty angle!.|