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Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:34
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We read, with interest, that you have just travelled the unsealed road from Bourke to Wentworth. We are also planning this route on our way to Broken Hill from Bourke in the first week July. Sadly, not a Bushtracker, but with a Supreme Territory "off road" and it would be of great help if you could give us any comments/information on this route. Where did you stay in Bourke? Any comments? Have planned 3 nights there and then 4 nights between Bourke and Broken Hill. Many thanks Bob & Lorraine
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:36

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:36
Hi Bob/ Lorraine, We will also be attempting this road very shortly on our trip to the Northern Territory. Will keep you posted. Where do you hail from? Cheers, Michael, Melinda & Jasmine
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:37

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:37
Hi Michael,Melinda & Jasmine We live in Menai, NSW. Bob is still working so it's only a 17 day trip but we're really looking forward to seeing this part of NSW. Hope you have a good journey up to the Northern Territory and we look forward to your post Bob & Lorraine
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Reply By: Tassietracker5 - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:38

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:38
Hi We travelled the Wentworth to Menindee and on to Broken Hill road last month in our F250 pulling our 21' BT. Good road, had no trouble. Road is bitumen on Menindee to Broken Hill section from memory. On our return trip back from Cameron Corner, we came through Tobooburra, Wanaaring and to Bourke. In Bourke we stayed at "kidman way caravan park (?)" which is actually in North Bourke. Nice pool, weather permitting, and river right next to park. We saw Turist's old van there, missed Turist and his new rig by half a day and have since met the Rockgoc in Tassie who also had an extended stay in this park also. The park has good grassy sites and large amenties. Hi deaf nomads, Patrick will be devastated to know that he won't be catching up with his girlfriend Jasmine in September! You and the gadgets should have a fantastic time on the journey to the NT. Speak soon. Dom and Rod
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Reply By: Turist - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:39

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:39
Bob & Lorraine
At Bourke use only Kidman Camp, Nth Bourke or drive 10/15 k out of town for free bush camping.

The roads from Bourke to Wentworth should give you no problems. Typical dirt plus corrugations. Some chopped up sections 50 k north of Pooncarie that will slow you down.
Bourke to Louth take the road on the easter side of the river.
Station owner at Pattison Station, 65 k south of Bourke will let you camp on the river.

At Louth you can camp on the common over the bridge from the pub. Not a bad camp either but pick up some firewood on the way if you intend to camp there.

After Louth cross to West side of river.
Good riverside camping at Trilby station and nice people but you have to pay. They also have some "powered sites" at the shearers quarters with washing machine, showers etc.
If the chooks are laying the eggs are good.

Good beer at the Tilpa pub. Worth a stop even if you don't drink.

Around Menindee best camping is in the area around the weir, get mud map fron tourist Info in town.

If you have time there is excellent Murray River camping in the Murray Kulkyne Nat Park. Free along the river banks. Pay in the Nat Park Campground.
If you enter park fron north start looking for campspots after you pass Kulkyne Station.

Hope this helps

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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:40

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 05:40
Thanks to all for the firsthand information- can't beat it. Turist...we'll take the advice on Kidman Camp, had tentatively planned it but will now book it in. We also were planning Trilby Station riverside camping so that now becomes a definate. Unfortunately there isn't time for Menindee on this trip so will bushcamp somewhere before Wilcannia before we hit the bitumen again to Broken Hill. So much to see and so little time but we'll be making the most of it. Thanks for all the advice. Bob & Lorraine Romeo 2954
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