Outback NSW Trip

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:09
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Planning to take the camper to Mungo and Kinchega NP's in April. Not sure whether it's okay to tour there in the current drought conditions as the locals are under enough stress without tourists being there, although on the other hand passing trade may well be appreciated. Thinking of alternatives but have been wanting to do this trip for a couple of years. Any thoughts?
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:31

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:31
Most rural placed that are being hit by drought welcome tourists as it keeps the struggling businesses afloat, as locals have very little money to spend.


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Follow Up By: Member - Foot - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:07

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:07
Thanks Kev
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Follow Up By: Member - mick C (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 22:04

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 22:04
As others have said , drought or not most areas appreciate income , last Thursday/Friday/Saturday good rain fell over that area with falls 25 to 120mm recorded , so hopefully it is the start of the long awaited break for most of western NSW and Qld who had it dry for a long time .There is good rain at present from Mt Isa to coastal North East NSW will help some areas
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Follow Up By: Member - Foot - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 20:51

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 20:51
Yes it's great to see, hard to believe it hasn't rained up that way since we were in Winton in June 2012
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:44

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:44
Yes! Visit the country and the outback! Support the country people and their businesses.
Just be aware...it can be pretty warm at Mungo in April. Used to live a few hours east and we had 40 degrees on April 1 one year (we didn't appreciate the joke). It can still be mid to high 30s...
Have a lovely trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Foot - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:08

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:08
Cheers Robyn, looking at after the school holidays around Anzac Day
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:19

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:19
As others have said, it is a good idea to spend your money in the country side, drought or no drought they can do with some help. Any money spent west of the Great Divide is welcomed, but more so in a drought as everybody is struggling.

We stayed at Willow bend Caravan Park in Wentworth where the Darling meets the Murray when we visited Mungo. Wentworth is a nice friendly little town with nearly everything you could want and is one of our favourite places to stay. Been there several times now. Plenty of water there and not over priced at around $28 ish a night

There are a few things to see in around Wentworth and the run out to Mungo is about half tar and the rest good gravel when we were there back in April. It is a full day from Wentorth to Mungo and back with a lot of driving.

Not a lot to see out at Mungo and they would be having water issues I guess, being so far from the Darling and in drought. Don't let that stop you from visiting if you want to go there. Camping will be a bit of a dry time of it though.

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Follow Up By: Member - Foot - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:12

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:12
Thanks Bruce, looking at going from Mungo to Kinchega then either to Broken Hill or towards Wilcannia along the Darling River up to Tilpa
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 20:09

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 20:09
Yes, yes, please visit, it's always interesting dry or not, gives a different perspective. And the country people are always welcoming. You might like to check out Outback Beds too. Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: Member - Foot - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:14

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:14
Yep will do thanks
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 00:26

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 00:26
The most important thing is to fill your water at large towns that have good river supplies. Then conserve your water and make it last till the next plentiful supply.
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