Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tanbar Station

Thursdaymorning we left Quilpy (Quilpy is where the railway ends) and we
arrived safely in Windorah in the afternoon. An impressive drive through the
Queensland outback. Fridaymorning we left the caravan behind at the hotel in
Windorah and headed for Tanbar Station. 60 km out of Windorah the bitumen
ends too, and from there its dirt-road to Tanbar. The Cooper Creek was just
passable with the 4WD in the morning. THATS a nice experience for this
bloody Dutchie. Tanbar is impressive: 90.000 sqKm (Km2), 1.5 times the size
of Holland. Producing 500,000 heads of cattle last year (voor de
nederlanders: 500.000 koeien die per roadtrain zijn afgevoerd voor de
slacht). Tanbar is owned by ONE lady who owns 7 more stations. She bought
this one for 50 Million Aussie dollars. BIG business. In the afternoon we
returned to Windorah. We will stay here some days, using the hotels wireless
internetconnection, because our mobile one does not work here.


Shas said...

Hi!Guys, I have tried to ring you and email, with no success. All is well, just missing you both heaps. No calls on the car, I will stop driving it on the 28th when the insurance runs out, and keep it safe in the carport.Let me know if you want me to anything
Lots of Hugs Shas

Frens said...


Nu zie ik nog altijd dat grote roze monster op de weg. Ik dacht dat jullie nog naar wat mileuvriendelijkers gingen kijken???