Russ on 24 August 2017

The Warrumbungles ia a favourite place for me, ever since we first visited in 1981 at the start of 13 weeks long service leave.  The facilities for visitors and campers have improved significantly over the years with power sites, paved roads, gas BBQs, rubbish bins, dump point, picnic tables, etc., but, unlike Victoria, still at a […]

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Russ on 21 August 2017

I left Coonamble for the Pilliga Forest via Baradine where there is the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, well worth a visit with lots of info on the forest, its history and lots of excellent taxidermy of native birds and mammals. The Timmallallie national Park has been reserved in the forest and is a wonderful new […]

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Russ on 18 August 2017

An easy drive from Bourke to Cobar, 160 odd Km south of Bourke on the Kidman Way.  Cobar (“Copper City”) has been a major producer of copper, gold, zinc, lead and silver, second only to Broken Hill in NSW. It became best known as a copper-mining centre, and it is still most widely known in that […]

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Russ on 13 August 2017

The drive from Currawinya to Bourke was not very interesting and once you passed into NSW the road was much worse with some bad sections of corrugations.  My experience is that dirt roads in Qld are OK with some sections of tolerable corrugations but that in NSW the dirt roads are much worse with many […]

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Russ on 10 August 2017

I had another enjoyable night around the campfire with the same delightful group plus another couple; Ron was a long time friend of Les’s who happened to be in the area so he called in with his partner. Les and Ron worked together in the RAAF so had a great interest in the drone, so on […]

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Russ on 6 August 2017

Alroy Station is a sheep and cattle station on the road from Eulo to Quilpie. Mac and Mary, the owners have set up a bush camping area with fireplaces (wood supplied), water taps, kitchen area, a couple of septic toilets and showers. They also have an artesian spa set up in a cut down fibreglass […]

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Russ on 3 August 2017

An easy drive from Innamincka to Thargomindah for a couple of days on the Bulloo River.  Then off to Eulo. Called in to see Lake Bindegolly National Park on the way. It is a wetland in good seasons and clearly this is not a good season.   I also passed a mud mound spring on […]

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