Cania Gorge Big 4
Cania Gorge Big 4 is located about an hours drive from the township of Monto. Over the Queens Birthday long weekend, the Power Curve Performance team took the Ford Ranger on a journey to Central QLD. Monto has a long history for the family as we have lived in the area for a vast period of both of our lives. Cania Gorge Big 4 is a holiday destination for families. The park boasts a large variety of attractions including it’s much loved water park.
BIG4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park is the ideal location to bring the kids for a week or a weekend. Attractions include frizbie golf, water playground, three swimming pools and two jumping pillows.
- Giant Jumping Pillow(s)
- Kids Movies
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Water Playground
- Inflatable Trampoline
- Bird Feeding
- Wine tasting
- Woodfire pizzas Saturday
- Fish and chip Friday nights
- Camp fires allowed
Cania Gorge Big 4 is as most big 4 priced at the higher end of the camping accommodation scale. Minimum weekend stays are three nights.
The amenities are clean and tidy and well kept a little dated.
Camp kitchen is well equipped and close to jumping pillows ease of child supervision while cooking.
A little far from town the store has a nice supply of essentials including eggs, marshmallows, milk, bacon and lots of extra essentials a trip to town may not warrant.
The location is well maintained and kept with no area of the park ever under mowed in our years of visits.
The drawcard to the Cania Gorge Big 4
Cania Gorge National park is located not a 5 minute drive from the Cania Gorge Big 4. Traveling with small children who had seen the gorge and men who much prefered to cook a nice breakfast for the ladies return we set off for a morning walk. The bush turns into rainforest and you can take an easy walk to dripping rock and the overhang an easy 1.6km. The second path can take you to the lookouts reaching as far as 11km or 22km return. Central QLD doesn’t hesitate to turn from winter to summer with spring a blink in the distance. The rainforest walk was a treat with cool surroundings knowing the area some local knowledge for our visiting friends. Ages ranged from 8yrs to 59yrs and the walk was simple and easy for us all to partake in.
Cania dam is 5 minutes in the opposite direction and if not for the lack of water park for our young children an enticing accommodation option. The manager of the dam rents two self contained houses. Cania Dam is a perfect outlook with the outlook over the dam and the gorge in the back ground. So perfect it was the location of Patrick and Emmas wedding a few years back.
With an engine conversion on its way and trying a new turbo on the Nissan Patrol, the Ford Ranger 2.2 was the trip vehicle. Well, weren’t we surprised. Initially, the drivability of the vehicle around town was less than desirable. A tune was written and the improvement has been more than noticeable.
The Ford Ranger towed the fully loaded jayco hawk the whole way not missing a beat. Overtaking multiple vehicles with no hesitation. Our co vehicle a td42 Patrol noticed the heat increase and was a few km behind us looking after the engine on the hills, towing an identical load. The next step for the TD42 is a Power Curve fan upgrade. Pop by our shop to purchase these online. Easy fitment without shroud upgrades. Direct bolt up and instant cooling. The 2.2 engine with the ECU tune was a great experience and driving the common rail diesel every day and in our travel adventures. This has concreated our belief in just how great the Power Curve Performance ECU tune is for our travelling customers.
For now, until we have the time to complete the engine conversion just because we can in the ranger there are a few inhouse upgrades we want to tick off.
- Legendex exhaust system
- Legendex Rock Sliders (just released, Emma and the kids can’t wait so they can get in the car!!)
- Flairs because whats a ranger if its not looking tough
- Custom seat covers with the Power Curve Performance logo!!