The Long Paddock Stock Route

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Hi Guys, Well at last we are able to get a short break off work, 2 weeks from 14th May (better than nothing) and we thought we would like to do "The Long Paddock". I have seen their home page and all their suggested places to see and things to do, but would prefer first hand information on any free camping spots around Hay and surrounding areas and or preference on caravan parks etc. Things people would consider "must sees" etc. Only just starting the planning so open to all ideas. Leaving from Sydney, I believe Hay is about 720ks from Sydney. So even places to stop over on the way, would prefer a relaxing holiday so obviously wont be able to see everything thought maybe as the Festival of Blades is on 23rd May, 2011 we could be there for that. Usually we always go north so dont know much about this area other than we we have read so as I say all information would be well received.

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Reply By: The Hob - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 00:42

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 00:42
There is a free camp in the middle of Forbes. On the south side of the lake. The town is a short walk over the bridge.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 21:08

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 21:08
forbes is a nice town well worth a good look
about 25 km out of town at jemalong wier there is an excellent camp site probably have it to yourself
Stephen & Deborah

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Reply By: Ponce - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 00:10

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 00:10
Why not try the book 'The Long Paddock'. It is a directory of Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves in NSW. This book is produced by NSW Agriculture Rescourse Information Unit. It details all the locations with maps at 1:250000 to show the locations. I have found it very useful over the years when camping.
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Reply By: B & T with BT - Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 04:59

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 04:59
Thanks everybody,
Much appreciated information
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Reply By: Dusky - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:13

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:13
Hello Teresa,

There is a nice camp spot on the river at Hay which is identified in Camps 3. Plenty of room for a BT and a short walk to town. Hay is a petty little spot.

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Reply By: muddywaters - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 20:24

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 20:24
Tthe stock route from Hay to Deny is 1mile & 22 chain wide. [At least in 60s it was.] In the dry you can drive anywhere on it, if you drive off the road to near the fences nobody can even see you. There is not a lot of firewood around if your out in the open so collect some as you travel. Really quiet, just wind noise usually. You could be lucky and meet a passing drover with a mob of sheep.
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