June 6 to 9 After an overnight free camp at Yaamba we pull in to St Lawrence free camp for a couple of days. We have been here before and it has to be one of the best free camps we have stayed at. The facilities are always clean, there is fresh water and the local people provide freshly cut wood and camp fire grates. St Lawrence is located 802 kilometres north of Brisbane. At the last census St Lawrence and the surrounding area had a population of 195.
Once a prosperous port town, exporting cattle from the hinterland, most residents are now railway workers. The town is located south of St Lawrence Creek, which flows into a vast bay known as Broad Sound, a waterway noted for its large tidal range (up to 9 metres (30 ft) in the summer).