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Back on the mainland – Part 9

10th April 2018 We were now truly on the home stretch. Next stop was Mendooran, a spot close to the river. 11th April 2018 Quite a long drive for us on this day to Bingara, some 300km. We have stayed … Continue reading

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Back on the mainland – Part 7

The Stone the Crows festival was now just one day away. We were allocated a 7:30 entrance slot, so we wanted to be close the night before for an early start on the day. We decided to stay at Oura … Continue reading

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Back on the mainland – Part – 6

26th March 2016 From Yass we travelled to Gundagai, another pretty town with lots of historical buildings. We camped in a donation camp within walking distance of the town center. The town originally was on the floodplain (where the campsite … Continue reading

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Back on the mainland – Part 5

24th to 26th March 2018 We still had a bit of time on our hands so we decided to visit a fellow traveller who was part of our tour group in Vietnam. Alex lives in Yass, a pretty little town, … Continue reading

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Gum Bend Lake

Gum Bend Lake is another free campsite that is quite popular. The lake is artificial and is used for skiing as well as other recreational activities. On the first morning I walked around the lake. This photo is looking from … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – To Currawinya National Park via Hungerford

Tuesday, 14th of May 2013 The Dowling Track is a dirt road linking Bourke in New South Wales with Quilpie in South Western Queensland. It is a track in name only – it is a maintained road, although it is … Continue reading

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Burke – Part 2

While at the Back o’ Bourke Information Centre we picked up a brochure ‘Bourke Mud Map Trails’. We drove out to the Fort Bourke Stockade over very rough, corrugated roads. Incredible to think the hardship these men endured to explore … Continue reading

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Bourke

Sunday, 12th, Monday 13th of May, 2013 From Walgett we travelled along the Kamilaroi Highway. By comparison a very good road and we made good progress. We had previously travelled here before. Last year it was straight after the floods … Continue reading

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To Walgett

Saturday, 11th May 2013 From Pilliga we had about 40km to Burren Junction on dirt road. But the road was in good condition allowing speeds around the 60km/h. Fron Burren Junction we were on sealed roads – very flat country, … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the scrub – addendum

If you have been reading my blog post about the sculptures in the scrub, you might have noticed that there was no photo of the sign for the fifth sculpture, the one with the mosaics. There is a good reason … Continue reading

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Pilliga Bore Bath and Wetlands Walk

Thursday, 9th, Friday 10th of May 2013 The road from the Sculptures in the scrub to Baradine was dirt as well with heavy corrugations. We left the tyre pressure low until we got to Baradine, although the last few kilometres … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the scrub

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 From the Sandstone Caves it was another 10km on the Newell Highway before turning West towards the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. This free camping area is not yet in the CAW6 … Continue reading

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Sandstone Caves in Pilliga Forest

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 We wanted to stay overnight at the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. But on the way we wanted to check out the Sandstone Caves walking track. This walking track is less than … Continue reading

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Two days in Gunnedah

I mentioned to Lesley that I would really like to go to Pensioners Hill in Gunnedah to see the heritage sculptures on our way through. A quick check of the distances made it clear that we could not afford the … Continue reading

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Lake Keepit

Friday 3rd to Monday, 6th May 2013 It was a short drive from Tamworth to Lake Keepit. Lake Keepit [CAW6 NSW #328] is in beautiful unspoilt area. It is a State Park and is well looked after. We decided on … Continue reading

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Tamworth

30th April to 3rd of May,2013 We are in Tamworth for 3 nights, basically because service was due and Tamworth is a good place to be without a car. Originally we were planning for 2 nights, I let Lesley explain … Continue reading

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Walcha, Apsley Falls, Apsley Gorge

Sunday 28th April, 2013 After our walk in the morning we were ready to replenish the calories spent. Having the choofer still set up from the previous night, it didn’t take us long to get the fire going again for … Continue reading

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Tia Falls

Sunday, 28th April, 2013 We decided to take the Falls Walk All along the way, we had glimpses of the falls through the trees. When we reached the Falls Lookout, the falls were spectacular. The sound of the falling water … Continue reading

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To Tia Falls

Saturday, 27th April, 2013 Leaving the caravan park in Port Macquarie, we wanted to start the trip with an empty cassette. What a different experience the dump point in Port Macquarie is, depending on the day of the week. Being … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie

24th to 27th April 2013. Getting to Port Macquarie from Coopernook State Park was easy. The Pacific Highway is double lanes in each direction here. We did get a bum steer in regards to a dump point in Laurieton. From … Continue reading

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To Coopernook State Park

Tuesday, 23rd April. From Barrington Reserve we were heading towards Wingham. We intended to stay at the ‘Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve’ ‘CAW6 NSW #88’, but when we arrived, we found it not suitable for us: Close to town, many locals … Continue reading

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