In Yelarbon, the outback desert meets an outback town.
This unique ecosystem, cut off by hundreds of kilometres from the massive deserts of central Australia, is a birding hotspot and can be explored through the Desert Jewels Biodiversity Walk right on the edge of town. In this arid landscape, cattle are king though there are pecan, cotton and olive plantations to be found along the Dumaresq River flats.
Our route from Gundy runs alongside the Dumaresq River offering a day of flat riding through glorious big sky country with glimpses of the mighty river and even an old wooden bridge crossing if you pop a few hundred metres down Keetah Road just before heading into Yelarbon. With our lunch spot being the Yelarbon Lagoon, it’s the perfect place to rest your legs and indulge in a spot of birdwatching or even a slightly muddy dip.
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Goondiwindi to Yelarbon | 56 km
After successful shows at the Tamworth Country Music Festival Mackenzie will be delighting CQ riders with her unique country style.