2014.1 Wilpena Pound Trip Log. - NSW

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Recorded: 03 Mar 2014
Distance: 3056.3km
Num Points: 133
Accuracy: Low
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Partially Active 4 State Track Log from John's iPad saved 20/03/2014 6:05:14 AM. iPad coronary meant not all trip recorded. Few day's bed rest helped poor thing recover. Missing are trips to/from Silverton (NSW), Peterborough (SA), Quorn, Hawker, Wilpena Pound (SA), Overnight camps at Moree, Nyngan, Broken Hill, (Silverton), Wilpena Pound, Peterborough, (Burra), Mildura, Hay, Dubbo, Goondiwindi. Distance and Average Speed therefore unreliable. Add possibly 1,000km to Distance. Overall, there is a significant treasure trove of pioneering and 20th Century (esp. WW11) history in many of the towns visited. Recommend spending more than a day at places like Broken Hill (and Silverton), Peterborough (real Sarsaparilla), Burra (real Cornish Pastries - yummmmm), Wilpena Pound, Hay. Not impressed with rotting and fresh filth left at Rest Area 14km South of Dubbo. Rubbish bins provided, but ignored. Avoid. Best campsite: Large free camping ground at Sandy Point on the Murrumbingee River, Hay, provided by the Hay Council. 4 covered free electric BBQs with adequate seats and tables, several covered picnic tables, adequate non-potable water near toilet block (1M,1F), large gums in campground best avoided as camping sites but provide good afternoon shade. During office hours, Information Centre provides free toilet facilities, and for $2:00 donation, hot/cold shower facilities.Hay Council gets my vote. Close second are camp kitchen and ablutions block at unpowered camping area at Wilpena Pound. Campers are entitled to use 10A 240V power at free camp kitchen, provided not in use by coaches. Beware of prices for fuel, commodities, etc. at Resort, and double check how much you have been charged for camping! On checking its website, we found we were charged double, and had a little difficulty initially correcting their error.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Nyngan Airport
Distance from Midpoint 1.7km N
Mean Max. °C34.333.230.525.620.617.016.418.522.626.530.032.9
Mean Min. °C19.519.216.411.
Mean Rain mm50.847.641.634.536.232.929.329.427.735.036.642.9

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