Easter 2016 – Cobar

4th April

Continuing north along the Kidman Way, our next planned stop was in Cobar. So far traffic had been very light though we passed many empty semis that must have been part of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners heading home after delivering their precious cargo to Ilfracombe in Qld. Cobar had been an overnight stop for the Hayrunners.

We stopped briefly at a rest stop along the route and found this unusual sculpture.

With this interesting explanation.

We had been to Cobar before but this was the first time we planned an overnight stop there. At Lake Wyangan, we chatted with a couple who had camped at the Cobar Reservoir and recommended it. First stop was the Information Centre to make use of the dump point, then lunch at Twisted Sisters Cafe where we had eaten on our last visit and then shopping at the butcher and supermarket.

Our camp spot under the peppercorn trees at the Reservoir. When we arrived just after lunch there was one other vehicle there – by morning Erich counted 17 vehicles!

Although the water level in the reservoir was quite low there was still plenty of bird life to observe.

A black-wnged Stilt.

Pacific black ducks, spoonbills, pelicans, white faced heron.

Restless flycatcher


White faced heron.


Early morning.

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