Roads travelled

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American proverb

Tasmania

This is the planned route. Purple denotes places of
interest and green is the campsites we intend to stay.


We are on the road heading south we will update this page with our progress. The latest blog will be at the bottom of this feed. So you can follow along on our journey from the beginning.

You can also see our progress though our Instagram @Dreamtime_Van 😊 ….. or by following this link of our planned route around Tasmania.

You couldn’t buy these views but here we were, enjoying it all courtesy of the Nambucca Council and their residents. How privileged are we?

Finally on the road to Tasmania

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/finally-on-the-road-south-to-tasmania-1st-stop-macksville/

Although a small town, Gundagai is a popular topic for writers and has become a representative icon of a typical Australian country town.

Tasmania will have to wait we are on the road to Gundagai

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/01/26/tasmania-will-have-to-wait-2nd-stop-gundagai/

Avenues of Honour are a living way of remembering and honouring the lives and sacrifices of our service personnel, lest we forget.

Honouring our Service men and women along our highways

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/01/27/honouring-our-service-men-and-women-along-our-highways/

One of the main reasons why Tasmania draws us back, again and again, is that Tasmania is an island with four distinct seasons. 

The Spirit of Tasmania was a little more spirited than expected

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/01/29/the-spirit-of-tasmania-was-a-little-more-spirited-than-expected/

Entering the Mersey River on the Spirit of Tasmania 1, through the very narrow headlands that didn’t seem wide enough for a ship to pass through is how we start our exploration of Tasmania this beautiful southern island full of history, spectacular vistas and adventures to be found. 

A trip into some fascinating Maritime History in Devonport – Tasmania

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/01/30/a-trip-into-some-fascinating-maritime-history-in-devonport-tasmania/

On the road ….. now finally provisioned up on fresh Tasmanian produce it was time to kick Le Frog into gear and head up into the central North of Tasmania to Cradle Mountain. But of course we aren’t taking the normal route, no we are going to take some of the back roads and discover some of the hidden gems along the way. 

Cradle Mountain a place you always want to return to

Cradle Mountain a place you always want to return to

True to our nature we were off to find new gems that Tasmania had to offer. So out with the map to find some back roads for “Le Frog Box” to navigate. One of our key tasks today was to visit a winery and farm stalls, along what the Tasmanian’s call the “Forage Trail” and lucky for us we were right in the heart of it. 

Is it Preston Falls or Delaney Falls?

Is it Preston Falls or Delaney Falls?

They are one of the most beautiful falls in the state or should we say that we have ever seen. It’s a two-tiered structure that’s right “a structure” and the unique rock formations make it well, totally different to anything we have seen.

Dip Falls are the most beautiful falls we have seen

Dip Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls we have seen.

Stanley is a truly remarkable town. Not only is it steeped in the early history of Tasmania (for it was from here that the mighty Van Diemen’s Land company operated from Highfield House) but it is also a town full of beautifully preserved historic buildings.

Stanley is truly a quaint seaside town

Stanley is truly a quaint town.

Take a step back in time and join us when we visit the Highfield Historic Site in the northwest of Tasmania, near Stanley. Remarkably intact, the house is a gentleman’s home and farm from the 1830’s. With gorgeous views of Stanley and the popular tourist attraction the Nut, combined with the lavish gardens, the site is a pleasant visit that will fascinate history buffs and give an interesting account of an important period of Tasmania’s history. 

Highfield House is the story of success or tragedy – you decide. 

Highfield House is the story of success or tragedy – you decide. 

If you are looking for the ultimate Tasmanian road trip into the wilderness, then you need to head west. Home to untamed rivers, ancient pine trees and giant sand dunes, the west coast is at the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness. It is isolated rough country, associated with wilderness, timber harvesting and mining. It served as the earliest location of an convict settlement in the history of Van Diemen’s Land, and contrasts sharply with the more developed and populous northern and eastern parts of the island. 

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/03/09/the-western-wilds-of-tasmania-tarkine-wilderness/

The Western Wilds of Tasmania – Tarkine Wilderness

Gold, Cannibalism and Bob Brown – Corinna

The best ever Free Campsite in Tasmania

Montezuma Falls 

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/from-mining-riches-to-busts-and-a-fight-to-save-one-of-the-most-important-wilderness-in-the-world-strahan/

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/through-hells-gate-where-it-was-said-you-will-never-return-from-the-notorious-sarah-island/

https://dreamtimevan.wordpress.com/2022/04/15/east-bound-taking-in-queenstown-derwent-bridge-and-mount-fields-national-park/

A Pilgrimage to the most Southern road in Australia

Taste Testing Tasmania’s Best (part 1)

Taste Testing Tasmania’s Best (part 2)

https://dreamtimevan.com/2022/06/05/some-stories-last-more-than-a-lifetime-port-arthur/




Shakedown trip before we left for Tasmania

Waterfall Creek Reserve

Found on WikiCamps our 2 night getaway to check all systems are a go.

The road in is dirt but well maintained. You will need to cross three creek crossings all have cement culverts, but they would certainly flow in heavy rain. Remember “If it’s Flooded Forget it”.

The cattle wander freely through the campsite.


Waterfall Creek Reserve is located in the Mt Barney National Park and it is best described as a BYO everything campsite, and that includes the waterfall and the creek during dry periods. There is plenty of shaded, well grassed areas for self-sufficient campers and experienced bush walkers. 

We set up with our back turned to the fire-pit for the
alternative view of the creek


A great place to set up base for one of the many hikes around the National park.

We were here on a Monday – Wednesday in January of 2022 (Christmas school holidays) and shared the campsite with 2 other sets of campers. The sites are set so far apart you wouldn’t even know there were others around. However during the day there are 4W4 heading further on up the road, none of this bothered us. We turned our backs to the entrance road and fire pit and looked over the flowing creek. 

The bush and creek are worth having a wander through and the wildlife (goannas , kangaroos and birds) will venture right into the campsite, including the local cattle.

The waterfall was flowing when we took the short walk with some scrambling required, but not hard. We had it all to ourselves such a beautiful way to enjoy nature, floating on your back looking to the blue sky above on a hot summers day. 


It is a relatively easy walk to the waterhole and waterfall


You will need to bring your own, contained toilet, shower, cooking facilities, firewood and water (and pretty much anything else you can think of) as there are no facilities here. Don’t rely on the creek for water. If it is flowing it is recommended that you boil for 10 minutes … bring your own 👍

Beware we have been told camping on a Friday and Saturday night may turn into a party venue on the weekends, so choose another location if you want peace and quiet. 

We had a very enjoyable stay checking that all of our newly installed systems were in working order. A few tweaks are needed but all in all everything worked as it should. We were meant to time our pack down something we forgot to do, oh well there is always next time.

Thank you for checking out our blog. Stay safe on the roads and we hope to see you in a campsite soon R&K 😊

Note: Camp ground may be only accessible by 4×4 during wet periods. 

Facilities and activities at Waterfall Creek Reserve

Number of sites: 4

Camping Fees: $16 per site per night for 2 people

Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.

How to book: Contact the Scenic Rim Council http://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/home

Toilets: No toilets available at this campsite

Pets: Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability: Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires: Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.

Barbeques: No bbqs are provided.

Swimming: There is a swimming hole and waterfall 100m walk past the “4w4 only” sign, follow the well trodden track.

Fishing: There is no fishing at or near this campsite that we know of. But where there is water it is worth a try, you might catch the biggest fish ever 😜

Picnic Tables: Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding: No

Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite unless the creek is really running and then you probably couldn’t get to the campsite anyway

More Information

Bookings (07) 5540 5111

http://www.scenicrim.qld.go…

Location information for Waterfall Creek Reserve

Access

This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

The campground is accessed off Waterfall Creek Road, near Mt Barney.


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Choose only one master—nature.

Rembrandt

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