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    LRCOB Brooklyn 4WD Park Weekend Trip

    Day-1: Headed down across the NSW/QLD border the back way down via Boonah, then around the back of Maroon Dam and took a turnoff up to check out a place I hadn't

    been to in years - Upper Portals Carpark. This was a nice little track with some great views. From this point is was back the way I came and off up across the border via

    Carneys Crk Road and White Swamp Rd. Stopped for a smoko break at Koreelah campgrounds before continuing to my 1st nights destination - Tooloom Falls.
    Upon reaching Tooloom Falls took some time to check the place out before settling for a nice little campspot for the night (along with quite a few other campers as the day

    became night).

    Nice little campground on the way up to the Upper Portal Carpark




    Came across this

    Upper Portals Carpark


    Nice Outlook for a Weekender



    Big Brother is always watching


    Little Monument @ Border Crossing



    Camp for the night - Tooloom Falls






    Day-2: Packed up early and headed around to meet the others at Brooklyn 4WD park. Currently, this park is closed to the public, but open to some 4WD Clubs and invited

    guests. Apparently the park closed down to the public a good number of years ago and looking at the condition of the tracks, I can believe it with a lot of the tracks overgrown

    with lantana.
    Arrived and did the meet and greet before we all jumped in our cars an setof driving a few tracks. The 1st few tracks were quite overgrown with lantana but were still fairly

    easy. Made it back to camp late in the day for dinner and a good camp fire.

    Woke up and headed off early - Came across views like this:




    [img]https://s6.postimg.cc/s***hikht/LROCB_-_Brooklyn_Weekend_Trip_(69).jpg[/img]



    Reached Brooklyn and caught up with the others & headed off exploring:
    Nice County with a Isuzu 3.9 under the bonnet





    Group Photo



    Local Cave






    Day-3: Late rise and packup before heading off for a hour or 2 drive around the park again, finding some play areas to drive, etc before making our way but to camp to say

    our farewells and start the journey homewards. Headed back the same way I came down but making some time to explore some side tracks should I find any....Along White

    Swamp Rd, I managed to find a few side tracks that really required more time than I had but one of the tracks I found came with a little surprise - A fairly good Condition Van

    that someone had driven off and down into the bush. I stopped to check it out and it was in good order, clean inside and out. The number plates had been removed. The

    grass was still flatten where the vehicle had been driven into the bush, so it hadn't been there for too long....Anyhow, I pushed onwards but decided to go home a slightly

    different way, dropping into some of the small townships on my way home that I hadn't seen before.... Some very nice country...




    The Van that someone Dumped in the Bush

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    Sounds like you had a good outing.
    Should have got the vans vin (Don't say that too fast) and given it to someone who may do something about it ??

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    Good stuff Rob, lots of real nice country around the border area. Tooloom has gotten to be a popular place with the grey nomads, always seems to be someone there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    Good stuff Rob, lots of real nice country around the border area. Tooloom has gotten to be a popular place with the grey nomads, always seems to be someone there .
    Yeah, I couldn't believe how the camp area filled up into the evening.....
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    Thanks Rob for taking the time to post the trip up. There’s countless country roads out there for us to explore. I just myself got back from one, and will post up shortly.

    Smokey
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