Our second night camping along the Plenty Highway – we ended up at the Spotted Tiger campground at Harts Range. It was beautiful but quite remote and a very corrugated 8km’s down a track (past the most scenic racecourse in Australia!) to the Spotted Tiger campground. This was once a paid camping spot but has become very run down and is now free/donation. There were long drop toilets (lots of them) so we were happy to have an almost ensuite toilet for the night! We did head into the campground under false pretences thinking this was where my Mum & Dad had fossicked last year but after looking at the map that night we realised we were about 60km’s off!
However – it is probably the most scenic spot we have camped so far! I was a little nervous as it was quite isolated and I was worried their might be some crazy gem fossickers hiding out there but the other campers turned out to be nice people from Jimboomba outside Brisbane! The kids were stoked as the ground was literally littered with shiny stones! They found stacks of Mika and Garnett Bombs to load up the camper with!
It was just an overnight stop but it would definitely be a place to revist with somebody who knew what they doing on the gem fossicking front – apparently there are some amazing crystals hidden in the hills!