Our next stop was Millmerran – another quaint little country town. We are members of the CMCA and they have an app called Geowiki which tell us the RV(recreational vehicle) friendly towns. An RV friendly town has water, a dump point for the toilet, and free or cheap camping areas. The place where we stayed was quite pleasant and we wandered along to the township to check out the shops and get a feel for the place.
We cooked tea on our Biji barbequeue a great idea we found at one of the caravan shows. It is a pan with legs which can sit over a little gas cooker or a fire. We had steak, sliced potato, tomato and onions – it was delicious!
Our next stop was going to be Kilcoy, about 300km away. We passed through Toowoomba, and as we were travelling along we saw a sign for a Cuckoo Clock shop. We pulled in to check it out. It was very quaint, with hundreds of cuckoo clocks. The outside of the shop even looked like a cuckoo shop!
No room in the van for one, so had a lovely look around and then kept going along quite windy roads, more like Tassie, until we got to Kilcoy.
We went for a walk up and around the town, then a short track leaving from our camp area – not sure what would happen if more than 3 people were on the bridge – it felt quite stable!
The last stint of our trip up was only short, about 80 kilometres, and we hit the Sunshine Coast at Caloundra. We had heard that the council don’t mind if you park overnight so we found a place to stay at King’s Beach, with a view of the ocean, level and next to a water tap and tables and seats.
We caught up with our friends, Mark and Marlene, who have been up here for a month, and they were a mine of information about where to stay, places to eat, good cafes etc.
We stayed 3 nights in our carpark, with no complaints from anyone, and did lots of walking along the walkways by the water and watched lots of big boats go by in the distance. We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners with friends, and we felt very relaxed.. It was just nice lying on the bed reading, or having an afternoon doze on the bed.