Morven to Roma QLD

On my previous trip to this area I came down from Augathella to Morven and then stayed at Mitchell Caravan Park. This time we travelled about an hour from our camp at Rock Pool out of Charleville and travelled parallel with the train line and spent 3 nights at Morven. There is little in the way of tourist attractions in this tiny town but that is part of the attraction. They have a very good little museum and old huts. We stayed at the Recreation Ground. Only $10 per night for good toilets and hot showers AND power. Amazing value. There were several vans each night. Nice peaceful and relaxing with plenty of bird life around. We were only going to stay 2 nights but decided to stay the 3rd (Friday) night as they had raffles at the hotel so we decided to make a night of it there. Didn’t win any raffles but had a good night.

We went for a drive out to the Trengove National Park a few km out of Morven to the south. The park protects a small, almost pure stand of online Cadellia pentastlis, a dry rainforest tree dating back to the Ice Ages. Ooline has been extensively cleared and is now uncommon and considered vulnerable to extinction. Black orchids grow attached to these Ooline trees. We saw several but they only flower at a specific time of the year.

After Morven we spent a couple of nights on the banks of the Weir at Mitchell. This is a huge camping area and there were about 60 caravans stopped there. A good walk into town and checked out the cemetery on the way.

Not too far east we found the little town (pub, garage and that’s about it) of Muckadilla. A donation camp behind the hall. Went for a walk and ended up at the Mucka Pub for the night. The pub has burnt down several times over the years and last time being in 2017. A couple of local farmers bit the bullet and brought the land and license and built a new hotel from the ground up. They have done a fantastic job using various types of timber. Food was great and atmosphere cosy. One of the best country pubs I have been to.

We spent the next day having a look around Roma. We didn’t stay here but had a look around town. Went to the Visitors Centre which includes The Big Rig which covers the history of the Oil and Gas Industry. We didn’t climb the tower (The Big Rig). We went for a drive out to the Roma Sale yards which are reportedly the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rainbow at camp at Morven
Perhaps I should have stayed longer in Collie?
Inclement weather brings an abundance of interesting cloud formation.
It’s handy having a UHF radio onboard.
Best Pub in Queensland
The biggest Bottle Tree in Roma (behind)

1 thought on “Morven to Roma QLD

  1. Great write up Ray. This is an area we haven’t seen but are planning a big outback Qld trip next year.

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