Twenty-five years down the track the drive from the Burdekin to Bowen will undoubtedly be much more interesting than it is today. Large quantities of nothing much will have been replaced by pockets of agriculture and aquaculture though there’ll undoubtedly be plenty of gum trees along the way as well. 

Gumlu and Guthalungra will be considerably larger than they are today, and it’s highly likely that both centres will be home to a number of enterprises offering support services to the farm and fish sector. And, as you cross the rail bridge the transition will be obvious as you enter the industrial precinct.

 © Ian Hughes 2014