Still catching up on these posts, here we are at Lake Maraboon just out of Emerald at Fairbairn dam. This is the 4th largest body of water in Australia, at the spillway level the water line of the dam is 170km, currently a bit of water is spilling over. A big place and a great van park area here just back from the water. Lots of people around as there was a big ski and power boat racing carnival going on over the weekend.
A bit of time lazing around here and then a trip back into Emerald to see the sights. Much of Emerald’s old historical buildings are gone due to a series of fires in the first half or so of last century. Only thing remaining of substance is the heritage listed railway station. There are a couple of interesting Centenary of Federation projects which are different to many of the others around the towns.A wa lkway with mosaics leading up to the big painting and some Federation columns out in the native botantic gardens.
Our next stop is Mt Morgan the old gold mining town near Rockhampton