A further 7.5 km down the Dawson Highway is Apex River Park, on the Dawson River. The park is a hub for the community and a focal point for annual events such as the Coal and Country Festival, Muddy Water Family Fishing Classic and Dawson River Festival. For those who are after free camping facilities, the park has plenty of sites, a boat ramp and amenities.
Turn back towards Moura and head along the highway 2.3 km and turn right onto Saxelby’s Road.
Follow to the end of the road and turn left onto River Road.
Continue along River Road to its end (about 8 km) and it will take you around the Moura Aerodrome where you then cross the Theodore Moura Road.
Turn right onto Theodore Moura Roadand follow 36 km to the Leichhardt Way. Turn left onto the Leichhardt Way and follow approximately 43 km and you will see Mount Wiseman on your left, named after William Wiseman, an early Land Commissioner who is credited with naming Rockhampton in 1858.
Continue another 8 km along the Leichhardt Way and turn right onto the Dawson Highway towards Banana.