Pictures from Queensland that don't fit anywhere else.
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Bruce Highway, Mackay - Airlie Beach
Sugar cane dominates the area
Bruce Highway, Bowen - Townsville
Townsville - Charters Towers
Gregory Development Road
Much of the road here is a single tar strip
Much of the land is divided into huge cattle stations
Typical roadside scenery
Every so often we see rocky hills
Old railway in foreground
Road train and a controlled roadside burn
Forty Mile Scrub
A rare area of dry rainforest. The oxymoron is explained because the environment
depends on rainforest principals (dense canopy discourages undergrowth, suppressing fire which would destroy the ecosystem)
Bottle tree, like a baobab it can store water and minimize water loss
Typical dense vine thicket
Little Mulgrave - Cairns
Back in sugar cane country
A small hamlet...
in the cane fields...
between Cairns and Inisfail
It boasts a pub...
and a pleasant campground
An intake for the local water supply