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John Egan Pioneer Track

Scenery from John Egan DriveFollow the scenic John Egan Pioneer 4WD track to discover the magnificent landscapes. The track's namesake, John Egan, was a local war hero who served in WWII in three areas of conflict - Egypt, Cyprus and Papua New Guinea. The track is located half way between the north and south Stonehenge exits on the road to Jundah. The track is an 8km 4WD track where you see many spectacular views. It takes about 20 minutes drive to complete the track, although allow time to have smoko along the way. 

 

 Rock Holes

Rockholes in storm jpgAlong the road as you head towards Longreach from Stonehenge, on the right hand side of the road, you'll see the raims of a white tyre hanging in the tree (like a back-to-front-'C'). Follow the bush track along until you reach the Stonehenge Rock Holes. These Rock Holes are shaded by the ghostly white gum trees. When it rains, the holes are filled with clear water. The Stonehenge Rock Holes are used as a swimming hole by the locals when it rains.

 

 

Swanvale Lookout

Swanvale LookoutSituated half way between Stonehenge and Jundah. At the top of the “jump up”, a rest area offers scenic views and a great place to enjoy the sun setting into the western horizon. Looking East from the Jump Up you take in the Johnstone Ranges which run between the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers. To the West of the Jump Up you will see the homestead of Glenariff and the tree line of the Thomson River beyong. Did you know that the Swanvale Lookout offers free camping? 

 

 

Stonehenge Address Book

Address BookHave you ever seen an address book entirely made of stones? Just a short 2km drive from Stonehenge towards Longreach (coming from Stonehenge) on the left hand side of the road, you will see the Stonehenge Address Book. Keep an open eye for a wide area of flat top rock country covered in stones. The Stonehenge Address Book began years ago when the local mail man Mr Johnny Weston was stranded by is broken down truck. Whilst waiting to be rescued Mr Weston wrote 'Jundah' in stones. If you're travelling past pull off to the side of the road, collect some stones and leave a message or your name for future travellers. 

 

 

XXXX Hill

Take advantage of the 360 degree views whilst stopping off at the XXXX Hill. You'll see sweeping views of the Thomson River flood pains and Johnstone Ranges. To capture the spectacular landscape by setting your camera to 'pano' mode.