If there’s one way to sum up The Gold Nugget Truckstop in Gympie, it’s a good old fashioned roadhouse with old school values.
Heading down the Golden Highway in the small town of Dunedoo, a heritage pub that was built over 100 years ago sits on a street corner.
It may only be small but the Wondecla Roadhouse in far north Queensland is very popular.
As Christine Thiel has discovered, it seems size does matter when it comes to using roadhouse facilities, with some adopting a ‘no truck, no shower approach’. A pilot driver for over 10 years, Thiel has been turned away from using facilities at numerous roadhouses because “she’s not a truckie”.