July 22, 23 So now we make a concerted effort to finally head for Karumba. Still a long way to go. An overnight stop at Bluewater Springs, sharing a camp site with all the road workers working on the Harvey Range Developmental Road (and it does need some work !!). Then another stop in Mount Surprise which lies 1,722 kilometres north west of Brisbane and 285 kilometres west of Cairns. At the 2006 census, Mount Surprise and the surrounding area had a population of 162. The GPS got lost on the way (see photo).