Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nanango Queensland

We passed through Nanango last trip and liked the look of the free camp at Tipperary Flats, so this trip we decided to stay overnight.
Other than buying some petrol and peanuts, we didn't have a lot of time to look around. It is still on our to do list, being so close to home.
We arrived at Tipperary Flat about 3pm and there were already many vans there. We had a walk around and decided on a spot near the old water tower.
We didn't find out a lot about Nanango, but did have a long walk around the rest area. Nanango has provided a great space for travellers.
Tipperary Flat has a number of gold mining relics located there. It is beside a tiny creek.
There is a peanut van that resides at the rest stop - well we are in the peanut capital area of Australia. Peter bought some chilli peanuts, too hot for me.
The rest area is well equipped with tables, bbq's, play area and toilets.
The area  was historically known as an area where Aboriginal people from as far away as northern NSW would come to feast on the bunya nuts (only harvested every 7 years). The area around Nanango was first settled by Europeans in 1847 by John Borthwick and William Oliver who took up properties for sheep farming.
We headed towards home, and as we had not spent too much money this trip we decided to stop for breakfast at Yarraman at a cafe - next to the op shop :) It was the best breakfast, two eggs, bacon, and toast, chocolate milkshake (8/10) and latte (9/10) - all for $31.
Now to plan the next trip.

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