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Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:57am

Good morning all,

Sorry about last week, we arrived at a motel at Blayney at 7PM last Sunday night. It was just not on the agenda!

We are in no mans land more so than ever it seems. Whilst things are really serious down south of the border, there are still quite a few travelling round our state and it appears doing the right thing. We have seen quite significant numbers whilst we were travelling round our kids last week and through the town here as well.

For those of you who are out and about to get away from it all, can I suggest we have some very good trips to offer out in our neck of the woods here.

The Darling river Run is gaining popularity and has many stop overs to offer. Starting up at Brewarrina and taking in all the great towns and the Farm Stays right along the Darling, and even a few detours along the way to Wentworth. When you make it to Wilcannia, take a day to slip up to White Cliffs, an hours easy drive, you’ll love it.

There’s the Long Paddock Run, from Moama to Wilcannia, and again taking in all the towns and an odd Farm Stay along the way. So, rest up at Warrawong or Victory Park and again White Cliffs is close by.

If they don’t suit why not try from Wentworth to Tibooburra, The Silver City Highway, tarred all the way. Make sure you call in to Coomba Roadhouse, Broken Hill of course, that’s a few days stop by the time you visit Silverton, out to Mt. Gipps Resort, and check out the Flying Doctor’s Base. Then drop in to Mia at Packsaddle, don’t miss the turn to Milparinka, there’s more planes than cars at the pub! Tell Mavis I sent you at the Tibooburra Store, it’s a fantastic little town.

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Latest announcements: Fire Alerts

Road Conditions in the Wilcannia area

Tilpa to Wilcannia road: call 08 80 915 155 (Central Darling Shire)

Tilpa to Louth: call 02 6836 5888, AH 0427 894 843 (Cobar council)

Bourke to Louth: call 02 6830 8000 AH 0419 722 055 (Bourke Council).

From Wilcannia to Tilpa there is a choice of east or west side. On the east side there is a good National Parks camping ground called Horse and Coaches, about 45k's north of Wilcannia. AT Tilpa the only road is on the west side.

St. John’s Catholic Church Liturgy
Every Sunday at 10.00am
Sister Flo’s Thought of the Week:
 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, it is still gift.
Wilcannia Lifeline—Men’s Shed
Wednesday—every second , 72 Woore Street.  Financial and legal services + assistance with other problems including mental health and gambling addictions
It’s time you joined us – out the back.

Journey to the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW and explore unsealed back roads, wildlife-rich wetlands and ancient stories that stir within the harsh and fragile landscapes of its national parks. Walk in the footsteps of early explorers and the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants to discover inspiring itineraries, deals and offers that will have you wanting to go back for more time and time again.  Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

RV: Grey and Black Water Disposal
Situated on the Barrier highway, adjacent to the football oval, on the Broken Hill side of the town, easy access. Also on Cobar side as well.rv-waste-disposal-1.jpg

 

For latest information on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association on mob. 0429915467, or make an inquiry via the contact form.

National Parks and Wildlife

national-parks-and-wildlife.pngParoo-Darling Visitor Centre Tel: (08) 8080 3200

The Coach and Horses campground is open all year round.  This exception is that this area is susceptible to road closures due to flooding and rain.

Coach and horses campground PAROO-DARLING NP

It’s such a pretty spot by the majestic river red gums along the Darling River. We did a bit of fishing, but didn’t manage to catch anything – lucky we brought plenty of supplies with us.”

In a delightful, shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, the Coach and Horses campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river.

Spend the day exploring the river in a kayak or canoe or enjoy a spot of fishing. If you’re walking along the banks of the river, be sure to keep an eye out for the local birds.

See the Relevant National Parks links (section, below)

Coach and Horses campground has sites for caravans and camper trailers, so it’s a great place to stop on your drive tour of outback NSW. Plus, it’s equipped with barbecues and picnic tables so you can enjoy lunch or an evening meal with a scenic view.

Relevant (Regional to Wilcannia) National Parks links

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Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the banks of the Darling River and offers modern cabins, powered caravan sites (some with water frontage) and bush camping. The modern amenities block, beautiful scenery and lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river provides travellers the comfort they long for.

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Dee's Happy Little Street Library

Now available - Dee’s Happy Little street Library is located in the Wilcannia Motel.

In area where book shops and libraries are many miles between, we are open to all who share our love of reading and books.

We have children’s and adults books and would love you to pop in & say G’day.

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