Staying at Possum Park Miles

For the past month I’ve been staying at Possum Park near Miles, 5hr drive south west of Bundaberg Queensland. A few months ago I spent two nights here camping and got talking to the owners and struck up a deal to come back for a month in exchange for one of may framed paintings.

What a deal, this was has been a dream of mine for years to stay in a converted train carriage. Iv’e only ever done this once before and that was just a single night.

My converted good carriage
Inside Carriage

As you can see it’s beautiful laid out inside with its own kitchen, lounge, bedroom and shower. Fully air-conditioned which got a workout when we had a week of 42deg. I’m surrounded by some beautiful paintings from renowned artist thats inspired me to do some amazing work myself.

Outside It has nice views over open paddocks with a dam and distant hills with balconies on both side of the carriage which looks like a platform. Table and chairs and a freshly oiled bench as I could help but give the owners a little had with things around the place.

Rainbow over train two carriages

Last week we had a few minutes of rain that produced almost a double rainbow just as the sun was setting. Incidentally this is where I camped next to the tree when I stayed for two nights. As I lay in my swag I watched the lightning flash in the distance and listened to frogs calling out for mates.

The park comes complete with a TV room and a library which I spent time in away from the bugs when I was camping. Also has a nice large camp kitchen, hot showers, toilets and powered sites.

Plane

A plane that they have had for 10 years finally got converted it into some accommodation.

Having a bad hair day

I’m not sure if chandlers are on all commercial air craft, but it would be nice to think so.

If you don’t want to stay in a Caravan, tent, converted train carriage then you could always choose a converted ammunition bunker. I did forget to photograph inside any of them.

If you don’t like all the quirkiness and are a little boring then you could always opted for one of the standard rooms with aircon.

As I said this is an old ammunition’s base and they have converted a few of the rooms for accommodation and also have a few rooms set aside for functions and a memorabilia room.

War Memorabilia Room

Lots of history in this room and its free to visit once you stay at the park overnight.

Function room left side
Function room right side.

It has been a beautiful place to stay for a month and most mornings I have walked around the bunkers which is 3.5km I think the first day it took around 1h taking photos but I have since gotten it down to a half jog of 22mins flat.

It has been so dry here and we keep missing the rain, this looks like a nice lake but its a small puddle of about the size of two dinner plates. I was trying to get arty with my photos as I hadn’t seen rain for months.

So if you’re on your big lap around Australia then don’t for get to stop in at Possum Park and stay for a night or a week as you head out towards Charleville.

You may even run into me as I’m coming back for a few more months and possibly exhibiting my artwork in one of the bunkers.

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