At Dubbo - our plan from here

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 04:21
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Best things to see along the way, and any really good camps? I have already noted the recommended one at Forbes. We will deviate from the roughly planned route to see recommended places.

We reached Dubbo today, and after a few days sightseeing (mainly the Zoo), we plan to head south along the Newell, probably going from Ardelthan to Griffith, then south back to the highway, Hay, Balranald, Mildura. Then into SA to Renmark, Loxton, Swan Reach and westward.

Thanks fellow travellers

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Reply By: Turist - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 06:25

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 06:25
Good Evening Mater.

You will find that Hay actually encourages vanners and campers.
There is good free camping on the river around town and one of the best is within walking distance from the shops.
The council even has signs saying camping welcome here.
The tourist info will give you directions.
If there is a chance of rain though a good idea to stay away from the river campsites, the soil is black and slippery as ice when wet.
There is a dump point near the showground and you can camp at the showground if it is raining.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 06:40

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 06:40
Thanks Bob. We have found so many places in Qld and NSW that welcome free campers. A few days ago we stayed at Glen Davis near the Wollemi NP, where the community provide a good free campsite with hot showers. Not a shop in the tiny town to patronise to pay them back, either.

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Reply By: Leigh & Mita - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 at 20:29

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 at 20:29
If you're a "Plonk" drinker Mother, there are some pretty good wineries in Griffith. And they don't charge an arm and a leg.

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Reply By: Leigh & Mita - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 at 20:36

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 at 20:36
Opps, forget to tell you.

If you an aviation buff, go via Temora Aviation Museum. They have an amazing collection of vintage war planes that are all airworthy including the only flying Hudson in the world, spitfires, sabre's, canberra's, boomerangs, etc etc. They are having "flying days" on the 24/25th October and again in late November.

There is a van park at the airfield, or alternatively you can stay at the showgrounds and walk to the museum.

As for Temora, its quite a progressive community.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 at 02:40

Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 at 02:40
Thanks for replies, Leigh, and no, wineries are not our scene. I will pass on about the Aviation Museum to the Rooster - but as he has now travelled far longer than ever before, he has his sights set on home - and we will be going SW from West Wyalong to the farm where we hope to purchase rams, so it would be a bigger deviation. Time is getting on for that and we have already just missed one transport run to the West.

We have throroughly enjoyed our two days at the Zoo, and have probably almost 500 photos to go through and back up. Almost all my memory cards are full.

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Reply By: Boystoy - Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 at 08:09

Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 at 08:09
Dear Ms. Chook

This may be a little out of your way, but if going to Temora, its a short run to Junee.
Junee is an historical old railway town & worth a visit. They also have tours of Monte Cristo mansion, said to be the most haunted house in Australia. And if you've got a sweet tooth they make Australia's best liquorish in an old flour mill.

45km south of Dubbo is Tomingley. You could call into the little citrus orchard on the highway & say hello to my cousin Barbara & Peter.


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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 05:10

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 05:10
Hi Neil

Just read your message, to late - we went through Tomlingley today.

We have taken a more westerly turn, and are at a tiny rural community of Burcher, north of West Wyalong. This drought stricken community provide a free camp site complete with electricity and hot showers. Donation to be made at Pub where although they said 'not necessary', i still made a donation towards the electricity and maintenance. The community is keen to have visitors come. The town has suffered along with many other inland rural communities, the railway has closed, and the school (which was down to 5 students) will not re-open next year. Crops are already being harvested, and look like a poor yield.

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