Benarkin Camp Trip Report
3rd July 2021
Friday Afternoon after a 14k bumpy muddy dirt road we arrived at Clancy's camp ground to find Paul and Catherine all set up with Nigel, Daniel and Matt in the process.
After picking a spot Karen, myself and Peder parked our vans and were set up quick smart the set up the club gazebo in case of rain.
While getting the fire going new members Steve & Sandra arrived to set up their camper. Happy hour was great then we settled in for a night around the and a few laughs.
Saturday morning we had a late start and headed off for a drive with clearing skys, our first stop was Benarkin Staion to check this busy little railway stop and had a look at the relects from a time gone by.
After a few pics we headed offf through Blackbutt and stop at Yarraman to check outh markets, grab a pie and coffee, Karen also picked up some fresh corn for dinner.
While ther we put the our next stop in the gps which was 7 mile Digging at Nanango. So after we fill our bellies we headed to Nanango arriving a the start of the Old Coach Rd then down a 4wd track which was interesting but no over hard to reach the diggings, which is essentially a dry creek bed that was once a hive of activity with prospectors looking for gold.
After a look around but not driving any of the tracks down there as we still had full tyre pressures we decided to head back towards camp.
On the way we stopped in to look at what was left of the old railway bridge.
Next stop was the Blackbutt Pub for a quiet ale then we picked up some firewood before making our way back down the dirt road to camp, where we found Barry and Stef had arrived.
After we again enjoyed each others compand arounfd the fire with a full moon.
Sunday, I think every one slept in, and with no plan for the day we had brunch in the sun and just enjoyed the bush surrounding before packing up saying our goodbyes and heading.
With next to no rain all weekend it was a very enjoyable trip.
Thank you to Nigel & Daniel for leading the trip and sharing with us one of their favorite camp spots.