800km NorthWest of Brisbane, Springsure is an attractive township nestled into the foothills of the striking Mt Zamia escarpment, with the illuminated ‘Virgin Rock’ at the eastern side of the range.
The Info Center at the Federation Woolshed in Rich Memorial Park is a good place to begin your stay. The friendly staff will provide local insights into several self-drive touring itineraries available (1/2 – full day) which visit points of interest from the region’s rich Aboriginal & European heritage, and stunning scenery.
In town, the heritage listed Hospital and museum contains some interesting relics, and Yumba Burin keeping place at the local cemetery can be visited only accompanied by the caretaker.
10km south-west of Springsure is the historic complex of the Old Rainworth Fort, made up of unique stone building of the ‘fort’, the Cairdbeign Homestead and School.
A Local elder and traditional owner, Lindsay Black, runs tag-along 4WD drives through the district. His tours provide a fascinating glimpse into the history and cultures of Aboriginals and pioneering families.
The region has three unique National Parks: Minerva Hills National Park; Ka Ka Mundi, and Salvator Rosa sections of the Carnarvon National Park. For more information on the National Parks visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au
Below is a stunning shot of David and Christine Coleman’s new Big Red Desert Rose hybrid caravan picked up from the Gold Coast.