Our three months travels around Queensland is finishing with this last stay at the Crystal Waters Eco Village Caravan Park. It was brilliant to see the lush country side as we approached and climbed the Blackall Ranges once again.
Of all the caravan parks, this was the most difficult to reach. The Tom Tom and Google both wanted us to take the caravan the same way, along Postmans Track, which had a sign indicating that it is not suitable for heavy vehicles or caravans. This meant we would have to try the approach from the top of the range from Conondale itself.
As we reached the alternative, Aherns Road, we were confronted again with a even larger notice that the road was not suitable for heavy vehicles and caravans. While we were considering calling the Caravan Park to learn how to get there, some locals stopped and talked to us. Once they knew we were heading to Crystal Waters they told us that this was was fine to get there and they offered to lead us to the caravan park as they lived just past it. The road was narrow in places but we arrived safe and sound.
We went for a drive into Maleny for some fuel and supplies and decided to drive the Postmans Track without the caravan to see what it was like. I was extremely steep, narrow and bendy. If two caravans met along the way they would not be able to pass each other, two cars could but with not much spare room.
The Caravan Park was very pleasant and relaxing with no mobile or television reception and only the WiFi in the camp kitchen providing us with a link out of the valley. The sounds of the birds and the kangaroos and wallabies that were visiting us made the stay very enjoyable.