Rubyvale Caravan Park in The Gemfields was the travel destination for us today on our first day of our Outback Queensland Road Trip.
And we were all pretty excited about it!
We had stayed up late getting all the gear ready to pack into the camper trailer in the morning.
The car was filled with petrol the day before too so this didn’t have to be done when we are trying to get away on time.
The morning ran smoothly with the load up, loading up the kids, getting them to agree on a movie, and then setting off.
Travel time from Biloela to Rubyvale was a bit longer than we expected.
My friend Google Maps said it was over a four hour drive to get to Rubyvale Caravan Park.
It took us just over six hours to drive to Rubyvale.
In hindsight I’d say the reason for the difference clearly would be driving without towing a camper trailer.
And also driving without kids as we have to stop a little more frequently with them.
Some of the main towns we passed through on the way were, Banana, Baralaba, Wooribinda ( little sidetrack off the highway ), Dingo, Emerald, Sapphire, and finally Rubyvale.
The first stop was in Banana to get some morning tea out of the eski.
I took the opportunity while the kids were getting sorted to take a quick few photos.