Walgett

Hi Folks
Next week I'm hitching up the van and heading to Western Queensland via Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
I keep hearing and reading about trouble in Walgett. Has anyone travelled through the area recently and can give me an idea of what is actually going on around there. All information gratefully received.
Stay safe out there
Regards
TJ
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 16:33

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 16:33
Tj,

We have stayed at Walgett on several occasions. We camp just on the outskirts of town at a council campsite and have never had any problems. Parts of the town don't look very appealing but we have never had any trouble. When we have stayed here there have always been others using the site.

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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 09:03

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 09:03
Looks like a nice spot! Cheers Toni
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Reply By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:07

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:07
Hi TJ, I've stayed with friends in town (parked on the road) as well as at the Council camp area & never had any trouble. There is an RSL & Sporting Club in the town with the latter probably the more favourable at the moment.

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Reply By: OutBack Wanderers - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 19:47

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 19:47
If it's been raining at all, stay off the black soil, otherwise you'll be going no-where fast

the wife and I stopped at a picnic ground just before the town, been raining hadn't it, didn't notice the black soil didn't we, hoo boy, 30 mins for picnic, 2 hrs digging out

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 07:46

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 at 07:46
Trouble in town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-20/walgetts-battle-with-school-violence-takes-heavy-toll-on-town/6484436

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 09:13

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 09:13
None of the towns on the Darling live up their past reputations. QED.
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 21:53

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 21:53
Thanks Peter, but what do you mean?
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TJ
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 23:18

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 23:18
TJ, when the subject of Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke orWilcannia come up there is quite often members parroting the fact that these are unsavoury places to visit. Some years back they were. However the locals have turned all these communities around and they are now nice places to visit. I have been to all of the in the last few years and have enjoyed my stay.

It seems that you may have had doubts about Walgett by the way you asked the question in the OP. I was just reminding members that the reputations of these towns from a few years back in no longer the current situation. Enjoy your stay in Walgett.
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 20:13

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 20:13
Peter
Now I understand, thanks a lot for your insight.
Stay safe out there
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TJ
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