We took our visitors on a bit of a road trip to Adels Grove the other day. Just popped interstate for a quick little day trip, which looked something like this: 200km, 4 hours, through the paddocks, into another state and time zone (and that was just one way).
It was all worth it though. We headed off at 6am, out through our western paddocks and over through Mr & Mrs Sav’s station, where we stopped for a quick toilet break. I also felt guilty, so collected her two boys and took them with us too – so that made 9 children in total (and 8 of them boys, god help us). Mr Sav dropped out of the sky and landed his plane right in front of us as we arrived – of course he did! Because that is how we roll out here.
The two little Sav’s were very excited to see us and raced out to greet our cars, just look at the little ferals, still in their pj’s – I told them to hot foot it back inside, grab a hat, shoes, jump in and they can come along with us.
And we were off again, only another 90km’s to go and some beautiful scenery. There may have been a slight spot of car sickness from one child, but we sorted it out and continued on our way.
After about 4 hours we finally arrived in paradise. Adels Grove is truly The Whitsundays of the Outback. You drive for hours and hours through scrubby country, over rough roads thinking “what the hell are we doing” and then BAM- this appears out of nowhere:
We changed into our cozzies and headed for the beautiful water. They have tyre tubes everywhere and the children had great fun riding down the rapids on them.
After a bit of swimming we headed back up to the huge deck/bar/restaurant for some lunch. All the children sat around a table and the adults + the only girl sat off by ourselves, ahhhhh peace and quite and a cheeky little wine. This deck area is gorgeous, I could have settled in for the afternoon.
Then it was back down to the water for one last swim before we had to turn around and face the 4 hour drive home. This deep swimming spot is right near the camping area and is breathtaking. The children had so much fun on the pontoon. There was also a rope that they could swing off. The water was perfect.
A great day was had by all. Clancy was asleep nearly as soon as his head hit his car seat. Off we went. Arriving home about 8pm.
Have you been to Lawn Hill National Park or Adels Grove? I only discovered this spectacular spot last year. Head on over to the Adels Grove website and check it out. They have different types of accommodation available. They also have a great Facebook page.