Stonehenge

Stonehenge may not resemble its namesake in the United Kingdom, nevertheless this Outback Queensland town is something like a sentinel. It is one of only three areas chosen by the Defence Department as site for the Over the Horizon radar initiative. Though a long way from the ocean this system actually guards the coastline. The name Stonehenge comes from the remains of a stone fortress built for the bullock drivers when they stayed overnight.  Just one kilometre from town is the Thomson River where a colourful array of birdlife will delight avid photographers and birdwatchers.  An unexpected series of Rock Holes shaded by ghostly white gum trees are the perfect place to cool off.  Follow the scenic John Egan Pioneer 4WD track (pictured) to discover magnificent landscapes sculptured by nature over millions of years and don't forget to sign the very unique Stone Address book.