Welcome to Gnomesville

What a happy bunch of gnomes !

What a happy bunch of gnomes !

What a happy bunch of garden gnomes, and why would n’t they be happy with a view like this :

The view from Gnomesville

The view from Gnomesville

I was driving north along the Northwest Coastal Highway when I saw some caravans and mobile homes parked on top of a flat topped mesa-like hill rising out of the flat plain, so I decided to check it out as a possible camp for the night. It was too open and exposed for a tent or swag so I drove on, but not before I found these fellows :

Gnomes left by travellers over the years

Gnomes left by travellers over the years

I don’t know how or why it started, but over the years travellers have been leaving garden gnomes and other figures at this scenic lookout, some with messages of remembrance for departed friends and family …..just one of the many roadside oddities you see while driving in Australia.

A view all the way to the coast

A view all the way to the coast

The location of “Gnomesville” is at the Gladstone scenic lookout, 51 km north of the Overlander roadhouse . (25 59 09 S 114 17 55 E )

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About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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