I got a recommendation to head to Finch Hatton, north west of Mackay. There’s a gorge there well worth a look and this morning after I recovered my composure I went to look at some platypus and turtles in Eungella.
Now admitedly, I have woken up in some strange places over the years, but I think coming out of my tent this morning in the Finch Hatton Showgrounds is up there with the best of them! Complete with spectators seating and adjudicator’s chairs, the showgrounds doubles as a campsite in the ‘off season’. For $15, how could you go wrong! It was wet last night, so I pitched the tent in the sunshade, little did I know I was sleeping under a sign for shady characters!