A visit to Queensland would not
be complete without visiting our vast outback region.
The regions west of Cairns, over the Great Dividing Range are known as the
remote area is influenced by the monsoon changes of the wet and dry
season. With vast areas changing from dry arid semi desert to expanses of
green grass and multi coloured floral carpets.
The changes are so dramatic, it is hard to believe that this outback
expanse can be converted virtually overnight by the heavy rains. With wide
raging rivers and flooding of the low lying wetlands.
The area is also at the mercy of mother nature. Sometimes the rains just
don't come and the dry dusty land can have an appearance of a Mars
landscape. especially at sunset.
Hard to believe that all this happens less than 3 hours drive from the
tropical lushness of the Cairns coast line.
Of course the trip from the coast
is well and truly worth the effort. Watching your surroundings change
quickly from tropical rainforest to bushy scrub to wide open spaces.