Wilcannia to Menindee

Submitted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 17:23
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Which road is the best side of the Darling, east or west. Smoothest would be best.
Thanks, Geoff
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 18:18

Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 18:18
Geoff
I traveled the west Rd last time and it was fine .
That was 2 years ago and from what I have been told the west track is generally the best option .

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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 19:45

Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 19:45
Hi Geoff,
This is not directly relevant and I am unsure if you like caravan parks but if you are passing via Wilcannia the relatively new caravan park, Warrawong On The Darling, is worth considering. We have stayed there twice and the facilities are excellent.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 21:03

Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 21:03
x2 for that recommendation. It's a great place to stay. And I reckon the western side of the Darling is the best option, with some good free camping and station stays along the way.
Enjoy!!
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Reply By: dingbat - Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 20:49

Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 20:49
Travelled west side with caravan about three weeks ago, no real problems, was told it was the best way. I think it may have been a bit rougher approaching Menindee and there was a spot with some interesting undulations. There's a bit of bull dust as well, nothing serious. For cheapest fuel in Wilcannia use Lowes just off Reid st(Menindee road). Warawong on the Darling was a good spot to stay. We enjoyed the drive, just take it easy and maybe drop some air out of tyres. Menindee to Pooncarie was OK as well.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 15:44

Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 15:44
The West road is the main road .

I went the East several years ago and the constant slowing for elevated grids drove me balmy. It was also very rough being an unmetalled track through the flood plain.

There also was/is no disposal bin on the East road in as Menindee is a quarantine area. We left our fruit in the pub bin .
BTW we stayed at the Ski club at Kopi Hollow which was excellent once you get past all the old onsite vans.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: geoffqld - Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 16:56

Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 16:56
Thanks to all, we went down the east side as suggested, nice trip but a bit rough the last bit as mentioned. Only traffic we saw was a Commodore and a Falcon, can't be too bad.
Once again thanks for the help.
Geoff
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Follow Up By: dingbat - Monday, May 08, 2017 at 06:13

Monday, May 08, 2017 at 06:13
Did you mean east? Or west?
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Follow Up By: geoffqld - Monday, May 08, 2017 at 08:05

Monday, May 08, 2017 at 08:05
sorry west, senior moment, getting more of them lately
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