A trip through the Lost World Valley is a trip for all the senses. After decent rain, the region just south of Beaudesert is the greenest it has been. The cows are out, crops are blooming, the birds are chirping….the perfect time to hit the road, and explore.
We’d recommend hitching up a comfy van, to tow for a couple of days. Apollo hooked Kip and the crew up with a Coromal Elements Evolution, go anywhere, do anything van. It’s built tough, so if you were super keen, you could take it off road, and there are a couple of beautiful tracks you can do so through the Lost World Valley. For the Weekender crew, however, just a couple of dirt roads, leading to some pretty cool attractions.
If you follow your nose to Christmas Creek, you’ll come to Christmas Creek Café and Cabins. What used to be a government-run outdoor education centre for school kids, has now been transformed into a beautiful spot for a couple of days in nature, an overnighter or even a stop for lunch to try some of owner Katie’s delicious home cooking.
For the inclined anglers amongst us, the Albert River is home to a variety of native, freshwater fish. Mark Ward from the Logan and Albert Fish Management Association says they have stocked close to half a million Bass in the system since 1997. Impressive odds don’t you think?
Finally…one of the best camping spots going around has to be Darlington Park. Joe Murray has set up a top spot, along the banks of the Albert, in the shadow of a beautiful Valley that beggars belief. There are plenty of facilities, lots of green spaces for the kids, and even an impressive 4 pm daily bird feeding session where dozens of Rainbow Lorikeets take up residence. A true sight to behold.
Kit yourself out with your own Apollo Van by heading on over to their website, or give the team a call to sus out which of their large range of vans suits your needs best.