Another camping experience worthy of mention – Springsure Showgrounds.
Springsure is located about 60 km south of Emerald in Central Queensland.
No caravan park signs but the seasoned traveller gets a feeling and knows to look around. Showgrounds are often an unadvertised source of basic facilities camping. All this traveller is looking for is a power point and on occasions access to water.
Find yerself a spot near one of the many power points spread over the grounds (Tip: make sure yer power point has power before you unpack – not all power points had power when we was there). Basic but clean and spacious toilets and showers.
The Parks Manager does the rounds on sunset collecting the very reasonable $17.50 per vehicle per night.
We stayed two nights to beat the bun fight fer accomodation in Emerald to the north.
On the northern fringes of the town is the free park beneath Springsures tourist lure – the virgin Mary in the cliff (floodlit at night). However the likeness that once existed was washed away several years ago.