Normanton & Georgetown

Leaving Karumba we refueled in Normanton (maplink) at the local BP. It was a bit of a classic experience with 3 old blokes sitting around in dilapidated armchairs next to the fuel pumps, giving advice about travel & life in general – very funny. We checked out some of the historical buildings’ like the Purple Pub (Facebook) and the Burns Philp building (a bit of family history – my mum worked for Burns Philp in Madang PNG in the early 1960’s)

Then it was off to Georgetown for a couple of nights stay. We decided to stay here as a base for the trip into Cobbold Gorge due to the reported poor road conditions on that leg of our trip. We pulled into the Goldfields Caravan Park (Facebook) and were happy to find out that they have a happy hour every night – nice.

Summing up…

  • Caravan Park – was only one in town. The managers were fantastic.
    • Cost per night – $25 (cash only)
    • Facilities – very modern and very clean
    • CP Location – in town – walking distance to all things
    • Our rating/score 8/10
  • Was it a nice town to visit?- not bad
    • Activities & places of interest – only stayed so we could spend the day at Cobbold Gorge so didn’t really have much of a sticky-nose around town
    • Would we return? – probably not
    • Overall Score –8/10
  • Summing up – a great place to park up for a couple of nights if you don’t want to drag your caravan down the tortuous (caravan wrecking) road to Cobbold Gorge – off-road vans excepted.

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