Photographs and Review of Halls Creek Western Australia

The following commentary and photos have been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey:

“The town of Halls Creek moved 12 km west from its original location in 1949 when the then new Great Northern Highway bypassed the original town which then became a ghost town. Initially a gold mining town, the area now Old Halls Creek was named after prospector Charles Hall. Who had discovered gold there in 1885, creating the first gold rush in Western Australia.

Some gold mining is still carried out by local prospectors, I visited this town for the first time in 1993, when the advice given by fellow travellers was to just drive straight through and not stop at Halls Creek. We stayed for four nights while we explored the surrounding area, although the town got a bit noisy after dark, we at all times felt safe and secure within the park.

Things are different now; since the passing of an act that banned the sale of take away alcohol from the hotel in 2009 there has been a dramatic change.

While some travellers bemoan the lack of a good covering of grass in the Caravan Park during the dry season, without remembering that they are in a arid area of the country.

We found the staff very friendly and eager to help us enjoy our visit.”

Carolines Pool - Photo by Harry Willey
Carolines Pool - Photo by Harry Willey

Old Halls Creek - Photo by Harry Willey
Old Halls Creek - Photo by Harry Willey

The China Wall - Photo by Harry Willey
The China Wall - Photo by Harry Willey

Halls Creek Caravan Park - Photo by Harry Willey
Halls Creek Caravan Park - Photo by Harry Willey

Hall Creek Caravan Park Pool - Photo by Harry Willey
Hall Creek Caravan Park Pool - Photo by Harry Willey

Old Halls Creek - Photo by Harry Willey
Old Halls Creek - Photo by Harry Willey

Photos of Forster Tuncurry NSW from Harry Willey

The following photos of Foster NSW have been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey of Scone NSW: Harry writes:

“Quiet despite being only two minutes walk to the shops or the patrolled surf beach, with a large ocean baths at the southern end. There are many well kept walking tracks that will take you to places from where you can view the exceptional river and coastal scenery. The best spot to do a bit of whale watching is only 100 metres from the park.”

Pebbly Beach - Photo by Harry Willey
Pebbly Beach - Photo by Harry Willey

Sparkling water.  Photo by Harry Willey
Sparkling water. Photo by Harry Willey

Forster-Tuncurry Bridge - Photo by Harry Willey
Forster-Tuncurry Bridge - Photo by Harry Willey

Forster Caravan Park and Boat Harbour. Photo by Harry Willey
Forster Caravan Park and Boat Harbour. Photo by Harry Willey

Forster Pelican. Photo by Harry Willey.
Forster Pelican. Photo by Harry Willey.

Forster Honour Roll. Photo by Harry Willey
Forster Honour Roll. Photo by Harry Willey

Forster Beach. Photo by Harry Willey.
Forster Beach. Photo by Harry Willey.

A good morning at Forster. Photo by Harry Willey.
A good morning at Forster. Photo by Harry Willey.

Photos of Rainbow Beach Caravan Park & District Queensland

The following photos of Rainbow Beach Caravan Park and distruichave been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey of Scone NSW. Harry writes: “Top spot with plenty to do and see.”

Rainbow Beach Caravan Park - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach Caravan Park - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach - Photo by Harry Willey
Rainbow Beach - Photo by Harry Willey

Photos of Glenwood Tourist Park and Motel – South Grafton NSW.

The following photos of Glenwood Tourist Park and Motel in South Grafton NSW have been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey of Scone NSW.

Powered site for caravan and motel accommodation in the background - Photo by Harry Willey
Small cottage - Photo by Harry Willey

Clarence River at Grafton - Photo by Harry Willey
Clarence River at Grafton - Photo by Harry Willey

Photos of Flora at Minnie Waters Holiday Park – Minnie Waters NSW

The following photos of Flora at Minnie Waters Holiday Park – Minnie Waters NSW have been kindly supplied by our roving reporter Harry Willey of Scone NSW.

Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey
Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey

Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey
Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey

Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey
Minnie Waters Flora - Photo by Harry Willey

Minnie Waters from the Tree of Knowledge - Photo by Harry Willey
Minnie Waters from the Tree of Knowledge - Photo by Harry Willey