These are the indicators that met us as we began our wedding ceremony anniversary keep at Rice’s cabins within the Bunya Mountains. The dingo discover was on the fridge within the cabin, the wild canine discover was at first of the character walks within the nationwide park. Though we noticed (and photographed) numerous wallabies, kangaroos, parrots, and cockatoos, we noticed no canines throughout our 4 day keep.
Our Tesla Mannequin 3 dealt with the twisting and steep roads up into the mountains properly. We took the good distance with a purpose to keep away from some filth roads, going up by means of Toowoomba (150 km) after which Dalby (84 km) after which arriving within the Bunyas (63 km). Most of this was uphill, so we needed to recharge on the Superchargers on the Metropolis Golf Membership in Toowoomba to keep away from the yellow triangle of demise.
The Bunya Mountains are named after the tall and majestic Bunya pines. These bushes drop enormous nuts right now of 12 months and a few have been fenced off — harmful bushes. The indigenous inhabitants used to journey from throughout Queensland to feast on the nuts annually. Their climbing marks can nonetheless be seen on the trunks of the traditional bushes.
The proprietor of the cabins is eager to put in chargers, as he’s dropping prospects with electrical autos. We had fairly a dialogue about choices, as Tess thirstily drank from a home energy level. On this tranquil spot, we didn’t thoughts leaving the door open all night time to attain a full cost. We didn’t get any guests, even the native possums didn’t drop in to pattern our fruit.
The subsequent day, after walks by means of the rainforest admiring the vegetation and waterfalls we stopped for a espresso and cake on the Bunya Tavern. As typical, the Tesla prompted questions and we amused the locals by deploying the “mild present.” I obtained into bother as a result of I arrange the automotive as a fowl feeder. It’s OK, the surplus seed rattled off on the way in which residence.
We got here again to Brisbane by way of Blackbutt. It was all downhill, so we knew we may do it on a full cost. Simply as properly, because the free charger that was obtainable was solely set to trickle cost (provides 10 km per hour). The native storage was obtainable if we would have liked a quicker cost (50 km per hour). However we determined to forego it.
We didn’t simply break the weekend with an electrical automotive — we ruined the marriage anniversary!