Category: rural nsw

On the dirt … and the gravel, and the bulldust

Driving from White Cliffs to Broken Hill we have two choices. Go back towards Wilcannia and out the Barrier Highway and stay on the tar, or go via Mutawintji National Park on 200k of dirt. Naturally, we picked the second route. After all, we’re in the outback we have to drive on the dirt. Perhaps …

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New life returning to the Warrambungles

As promised – photos of the Warrambungles. Burnt out, flooded but returning to life.

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Sleeping underground in the middle of nowhere

Have you ever had a burning desire to sleep underground? No, neither had I. But there it was, a sign just before Wilcannia “Underground motel. The first and still the friendliest”. Even without her glasses on Helen couldn’t miss it.

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Why is everybody so scared of Wilcannia

Stopping at small country towns along the way you get to talk to a lot of people, and obviously you talk about your trip “Where have you come from?” and “Where are you headed next?” are the most common questions. If you’ve just come from where they’re going (or vice versa) you swap stories and …

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First night camping

We’re back on the Macquarie, camped a few kilometres outside Warren. It must be the Macquarie because there’s water in it, though not nearly as much as there was only recently. The banks are still muddy up to a metre and a half above the current water level. And it’s lined with gum trees, and …

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Galahs at Gulargambone

Who would have thought that a small country town like Gulgargambone would have so much of interest? We took a small detour to Gulargambone – why wouldn’t you go to a place with a name like that? Once again we had to cross the Castlereagh, but up here it was still dry – the rivers …

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