Lake Burbury – Queenstown

Lilianna recovering from bee sting.

Lilianna recovering from bee sting.

Bush washing machine.

Bush washing machine.

Iron Blow mining hole

Iron Blow mining hole

Lake Burbury

Lake Burbury

The fuel effeciency in the Patrol was taking a real battering with the winding roads climbing up and down the mountains of the West Coast, we passed Frenchmans Cap on a perfectly sunny day so that you could see the peak, we arrived early at Lake Burbury. For those that don’t know Lake Burbury is 21 kms from Queenstown and is a man made lake that was constructed as part of the hydro-elecrto generating purposes.

The cost for camping here is only $5 a night so it’s great value.

When we arrived it was sunny and hot and Rosalee decided to do some bush washing and hang it on the wire fence that we had set up camp by, I was dubious that it would dry in time before the rain arrived, but surprisingly it did. As our supplies were low we drove into Queenstown to get some food, we were very confused that in a town of 2,000 people that there would be 2 IGA’s only 100 metres apart.

Queenstown is renowned for the steep hills and copper mining that has left scars on the mountain side, Rosalee and I had a look at Iron Blow hole whilst the kids stayed inside the car happily eating their Icy Poles.

Lilianna had a bit of bad luck as she stepped on a bee and was stung! Ouch.

One response to “Lake Burbury – Queenstown

  1. Hi Elijah and family where are you now it’s school holidays now and were having fun. This years VBS is Kingdom rock I think it is going to be fun I wish you where here bye LUCAS. Well it was Lucas’ birthday went and he got $149.50 cents. Yesterday we went to watch Despicable me 2 it was fun and funny bye KARLA

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