10 Mile Bore closed for camping.

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 14:56
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The local shire has closed the camping area known as the 10 Mile Bore in Currawinya NP, and a new Caravan Park has opened in Hungerford.

Also the salt lake has dried up and only about a foot of water left in Lake Numulla (fresh) with most of the birds gone. The Paroo has dried up into water holes but the camping area at Old Caiwarro Homestead is still ok at present along the waterholes.
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Reply By: Glenno - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 15:29

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 15:29
I came through there last week and there is a suspected algae outbreak in Lake Numulla so you cant swim there which is a real bugger. It was well on the nose.

Where was the caravan park at Hungerford? the place only has a population of about 10 or so people and I didnt see a blazing neon sign advertising a park!

the hungerford pub was chokas with about 14 people last week as it was the monthly RFDS checkup day - ironic it happens at the pub!

cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:33

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:33
The algae thing makes me laugh. When I was a kid(admittedly a loooong time ago) on the farm, and summer arrived, we used to go and swim in the various dams we had on the farm. Used to get in and then heave the thick green algae out over the side so that we could play in the water to our hearts content. Never even got an ear infection!!!
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:40

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:40
I have swum in algae many times, but I believe its things like the Blue Green Algae which are poisionous which makes people sick.

but im not a scientise and ive never studied it in any detail.

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Follow Up By: Twigiee - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 20:59

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 20:59
I learnt bit about algae at uni a few years ago - Algae is generally considered more of a inconvenience rather than health concern and you'd have to drink a fair bit before getting sick.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:40

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:40
Thanks well 55
Is that the only camp ground in the Nat Park, because we had planned an overnight stop there in a couple weeks time, and how can a shire close a Nat Park area???
Sounds fishy to me

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:02

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:02
The main camp ground in use now is up at Old Caiwarro on the banks of the Paroo. It's a self rego camp, and according to the ranger good sites along the waterholes. And it's still a good day trip out to the lakes.

I'm heading that way for the EO meet and intend to stop a couple of days, it may take that long to get past the Pub.
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:14

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:14
Sorry Pesty left out the bit about the closure. The Ranger said something about that block within the park was a seperate lease - part of the TSR and the shire could stop camping there. As for where the C/van park in Hungerford is, you got me there as there is not a lot around, I guess it is at the back of the Pub or close by.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:45

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:45
Thanks for the info well55, will camp there.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Bathurst) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:48

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:48
hi steve
We are planning a two night stop over in July would appreciate an update when you get back Re; Campsite's and water in lakes
Thanks
Ann and John
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