To Gwydir River, Bingara,

After a good night’s sleep we continued our trip south on minor roads. Our GPS lead us through Millmeran, Inglewood to Texas where we stopped for a coffee. I wished we had our inverter already installed – the coffee certainly would have been better from the Aldi machine.

Texas Memorial Hall

Texas Memorial Hall

Texas is a nice little town that suffered badly during the 2011 flood. This memorial commemorates the survival of the people and the town.

Phoenix in Texas

Phoenix in Texas

Here a short explanation of the significance of the Phoenix in Texas.

Explanation of the Phoenix in Texas

Explanation of the Phoenix in Texas

 

On arrival in Bingara we enquired at the Information Centre about camping along the Gwydir river. We were given a map with various campsites marked out. After stocking up supplies at the butcher we headed out along the river Gwydir. The first campsite we tried was quite crowded with no room for us. We were told there were more possibilities further up river. The next road looked inviting so we ventured down that track. Soon we came across water on the dirt track. We managed to drive through it.

When we were fronted by a puddle that extended the width of the path, we left the vehicle and Lesley through a stone into the water. It certainly descended a fair way. We decided to retreat. Backing the van along this track for a fair while and then turning the van and truck around is something I would have preferred not to do.

Eventually we found a beautiful camp spot across the river and downstream a little bit. We were right next to the river with quite some distance between us and the nearest camper.

Our Bingara camp site

Our Bingara camp site

I enjoyed the birds.

view from our chairs under the awning of the caravan

view from our chairs under the awning of the caravan

On my early morning walk

close to our campsite

close to our campsite

There were many horses grazing in the area we were camping.

Horse crossing river

Horse crossing river

 

Bird in flight

Bird in flight

 

 

Kookabarra

Kookabarra

 

I was surprised to see a couple of camels wandering nearby

I was surprised to see a couple of camels wandering nearby

We stayed a couple of nights and could well have stayed longer. Perhaps we will be back.

View map on Everyrail: To Bingara at EveryTrail
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3 Responses to To Gwydir River, Bingara,

  1. Peter says:

    Dear Lesley and Erich,
    You are so lucky. And we get to see the beautiful pictures. Thanks.
    Peter and Denise

  2. Kay says:

    Yes Bingara is a great spot is you can find a lonely spot. Love the horse!

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