Col was keen to try the deepest river crossing on the El Questro Station which is approximately 60 to 80cm deep. You really need a snorkle on your 4WD vehicle to tackle this water crossing, it is long as well as deep. It is on the way out to El Questro Gorge and Col filmed it using the Go Pro as well as the Drone. We did the hike to the half way point of the El Questro Gorge on the last trip in 2015, so Col was keen to do the water crossing but we didn’t continue on to do the hike this time. There was a family there with 3 kids and they didn’t have a snorkle on their car and decided to walk through the water crossing instead. It was very cute as they were all cheering and clapping as Col drove through the water. We had a fan club.
After the water crossing we headed to Jackaroo’s Waterhole to try some fishing. Col was fairly confident that we wouldn’t catch anything as the Barra season has finished now. The waterhole was a beautiful spot and we tried casting our lures but we were not successful. I did have a big Long Tom interested in my lure and it followed it in a couple of times but wasn’t fooled.
We then took a drive to one of the private camping areas and again tried Fishing with some lures there, but no fish caught unfortunately. I liked the Private Camp area but missed all the greenery which is one thing I really like about the El Questro camp. The river was a really picturesque place to fish and the Private Camp area would be good with the crew. Col is keen to camp there next time.
We headed back to camp at Beer ‘O’ Clock and did a bit of pack up and finished the evening with another camp fire. There was live music playing at the Reception area and we were able to sit by our fire and listen to the free concert which was a bonus.
For those of you that have been to El Questro before you might remember the two donkeys that hang around the entrance, a bigger white one and smaller black one. There only seems to be the one smaller black donkey left there now and he looks very sad, like he is missing his buddy. We didn’t find out the story about what happened to the other one. They were inseparable previously and this time we didn’t see the white one at all. It’s a bit sad.