Camping Information?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 05:46
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I plan to do the Darling Run & I'm looking for your feedback on camping spots along the Run. I have Camps 6 so I know what it has to offer. If you can expand on the information given in Camps 6 it would be of interest to me.

One spot I would like to camp is the junction of the Warrego & Darling if there is camping allowed.Toorale National Park dose not look like it is up & running for camping yet, (please let me know if I'm wrong.) I do plan to stay at Trilby Station as I have heard lots of good feedback about them. Next spot would be down around Menindee Lakes & then near Wentworth.

I have a BT-50 & off-road camper & are fully self sufficient & enjoy quite out of the way camping. Any type of information about camping along the Darling Run will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Michael.
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Reply By: Member - silvwayne - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 07:50

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 07:50
Hi Michael!

I am not sure but believe toorale is not open to public yet.
You can contact the parks office:
Bourke
Phone: 02 6830 0200
Fax: 02 6830 0250
Street address: 51 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW
Postal address: PO Box 18, Bourke NSW 2840
Opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

When will you doing the trip as we start shearing at Trilby in mid May.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 09:57

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 09:57
G'day silvwayne,

Thanks for the contact details, I will give them a call.

I would like to do the trip in mid May. Do you know if there is bush camping where the Warrego meets the Darling?
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Follow Up By: Member - silvwayne - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:07

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:07
National park both sides where they meet.
If you are there whilst we are shearing, look us up. Silvia will be cooking & I will be shearing.


Wayne
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 08:09

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 08:09
Michael, here is a website that will answer a few questions you have.

Discovering the Darling

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:04

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:04
G'day Dave,

Looks like some good reading.

Thanks,
Michael.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 08:23

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 08:23
Michael,

Trilby is a top spot, and it's great country.

A caution - if it rains out near the Darling, engage 4WD and get back onto gravel. The black soil very quickly becomes impassable. Even the gravel can get pretty sticky.

You might find this blog , and the one following it of interest.

Can't help much more than that - we got rained out!

Cheers

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:16

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:16
G'day John,

Thanks for pointing me to your blog. I found it very interesting.

Thanks,
Michael.

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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 09:15

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 09:15
Here is a report by an acquaintance travelling with a caravan, I can't vouch for its accuracy.

"I am particularly disappointed , that since leaving Tilpa Weir this morning, we drove 147 kilometres via the recommended, eastern route to Wilcannia, and did not sight the river once, until we arrived into Wilcannia. I was always of the impression, that the eastern route riverside rests stops were numerous and the scenery attractive. It is a total fallacy and is a complete waste of effort, given the awfully rough and dusty roads we have travelled ."
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:28

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:28
G'day Rod,

I like all types of feedback & maybe the west side is a better choice. If there is anyone who can vouch to accuracy or recommend which side to travel I will enjoy your comments.

Thanks,
Michael.

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Follow Up By: Jon W (Toow - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 12:26

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 12:26
We did the western side 10 days ago and it is no better scenery wise.
The country was quite boring.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Member - silvwayne - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 12:37

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 12:37
More camping spots on east side .
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Follow Up By: wombat100 - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 13:52

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 13:52
Jon W

Boring?????
Mate, stay home and watch TV !!!



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Follow Up By: Member - silvwayne - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 14:59

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 14:59
I love that country. There is so much to see. In Feb
We saw a goanna and wedge tail feeding of the same carcass. Camera was in van, so missed a great photo opportunity. Don't expect highways in the bush.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Pathycop - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 23:50

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 23:50
Hi Rod. Just got home today after 2 weeks through western NSW up to Corner country. Part of our trip took us to Menindee. We were only going to stay for a night or 2 but stayed 4. Absolutely beatifull place. We camped alongside Lake Pamamaroo a k or so west of the Burke and Wills campsite. We had our tent 2 meters off the water and just sat and stared at the view while the kids played in the lake. There are loads of spots all long the lake side. Some busy some quiet. We picked our spot for the beach type look and access to toilets at the campsite. Peaceful, quiet and stunning sunsets. Take a trio to Kinchega NP and the old woodshed. The river drive takes you past the homestead ruins. Maidens pub does a steak the size if your plate and the old fella at the info office is a great help.
Don't bother about a stop in Wilcannia. We planned lunch there on the way up yo Whitecliffs but kept driving as there were hordes of groups sitting around drinking and being generally rowdy. We took west side between Menindee and Wilcannia and road was like a freeway. No traffic just smooth ride. Not much to see though.
Have a great trip and if you are not keen on flies take some facial protection!
Graeme
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Reply By: wombat100 - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:27

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:27
Mays Bend- just N of Bourke
Tilpa Weir-on the E side, just N of Tilpa
Paroo N/P- about 50k N of Wilcannia
Pooncarrie
If time permits- a side trip to Mungo N/P
At Menindee-a night at Copi Hollow C/P to 'clean up'
We did a boat trip on the Lake and the bird life was fascinating.
Then a couple of nights camping on the river in Kinchega N/P
Just back 10 days ago (in our BT50)

Have a great trip!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:32

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:32
G'day wombat,

I will Google the places you have given me. Thanks for your feedback.

Michael.
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Follow Up By: Member - silvwayne - Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 13:50

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 13:50
Lake Pamamaroo, on road to main weir, Menindee.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: A J - Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:27

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:27
Michael & Jim - we just got home from some time in Qld and stopped off at Mays Bend (18/04/2013). Due to recent water from rain in Qld some months ago the banks are very muddy.

Just be prepared for some soft mud on the banks of the Darling.


A J
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