Having moved on from Yeppoon where we stayed longer than expected we arrived at the tiny town of Flaggy Rock where we will stay at the community centre park. The drive took us longer than expected, something we try to avoid but gets us further north. The place itself doesn’t have much but is really spacious with an excellent cafe close by. The caretaker is a real friendly man and provides us a huge area to park which was very welcomed after our long day.
With COVID now in Queensland and lockdowns happening we stay here for only two days. This has the bonus of getting away from the COVID in the south east whilst also moving us north.
Having left sharp on the second day our next stop is the beautiful Halliday Bay Resort. Again a bit of a drive for us as on the way we drop in to the city of Mackay to stock up on supplies, having first tried in the tiny town of Sarina without success.
When we do arrive we are not disappointed as the park although smallish includes a bar/restaurant, ocean frontage complete with stinger nets and amazingly a golf course. Included in our stay is a round of golf everyday day we are here.
We waste no time in getting set up then make a dash over to the beach where the water temperature is perfect and there are no huge rough currents to fight off, not to mention sharks and of course crocodiles.
We had intended to stay here for a couple of days but increased it immediately to seven nights at $20 a night which is a bargain although we are free camping. So using our own power and water. This being Wednesday we have booked a table for the restaurant on Friday night, that will be a small treat as we haven’t been doing much of that due to us being FTT’s.
After the seven nights we will move north as usual, this time to the fantastic Airlie Beach area which promises to be another amazing stop to explore.
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