Monday, 10 January 2011


Quilpie had a geocache (and incredibly hot rocks)!
We spent some time at the museum attached to the Visitor Information Centre.

Descendants of early pioneers told stories of the area's history in an interactive CD video/slideshow, which was very interesting.

Quilpie is particularly known for it's boulder opal - quite different to the nuts found at Yowah. 

The blue shop in the background is that of The Opal Hunter and Nick chatted with the proprietor, Ed Lunney, for quite a while. 

There is a documentary on The Opal Hunter's website, showing a "king stone" being split open, which is worth a look:-

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