April 2021

Ideal weather, Cobar Annual Show, and more ...

Good morning all,

Definitely can’t complain about the weather, isn’t it fantastic. And more of the same to come. Which means pretty well all dirt roads are ready and waiting for you.

Ideal time to venture into some of our Farmstays and sit back and relax. Now obviously next Sunday is Anzac Day and you are welcome to attend in any of our little towns, and big ones for that matter. Of course don’t forget White Cliffs are having a 2 day horse event up there. Gymkhana and the lot, and heaps of entertainment.

A little tip on phone reception out here too. If you have a Telstra mobile phone and you are on an Aldi Plan, then you have problems out here. Even though it’s a Telstra phone, Aldi plans will only work in the likes of Broken Hill. Don’t get caught.

Speaking of Broken Hill, you may have heard of the Big Mundi Mundi Bash that’s taking place near Silverton in August. Well the tickets were almost sold out in a matter of hours a week or so back. They are expecting thousands at it. And as an indication, Warrawong on the Darling have all their rooms booked out already! Don’t panic though, we still have Victory Park caravan park and 2 Motels. Certainly going to be a big event, and month really.

Again, Broken Hill. There’s a heap of live music going on in various venues across the city this week and on. Check with the Visitors Information Centre gang or grab a local paper, it’s all there.

Cobar are stepping out in May and having their Annual Show. So if you can make Cobar on the 7th. and 8th. May you’ll be in the middle of all the fun.

River looking great, The Edge Fest, Farm Stays and more

Good morning everyone,

Well people are certainly starting to move into our vast and interesting ‘outback country’.  What a busy winter we are going to have out here, entertaining all you good people coming our way.

The river is looking really good at the moment, and of course will be rising we hope, for some time to come. No immediate rain in sight so unsealed roads should be no problem. Of course this means you can do as many others are doing, the ‘Darling River Run’.

Suggest you start at Brewarrina, as they are having “The Edge Fest” there on the 9th. to 11th. so  you’d better get crackin’, and then you can toodle down either side of our great Darling river taking in Bourke, always something going on there. Louth, a beer at Shindy’s Inn. Stop in at Trilby Farmstay and say hi to Liz. Kim will welcome you at “Dunlop Farmstay”. Down to “Kallara”, even an overnighter there,  have a beer or three at the Tilpa pub, and then head down to us here at Wilcannia. By the way, there’s a great campsite right on the Darling at Wilga National Park, on the east side.

Wilcannia can offer you 2 Motels, De. is pet friendly at the Wilcannia Motel. And we have 2 great Caravan Parks. Heaps to see and a Golf Club and Chinese Restaurant.  By then “The old Miss Barrett’s” will be open for coffee etc. again.

This is where you have to veer off the Darling for a day and duck up to White Cliffs, an easy hour trip on the ‘black stuff’. Have a tour of their little town with Rod Dyson who is excellent as a guide.

Next stop on your Darling river escapade after Wilcannia is Greg and Lily at “Neila Gaari” Farmstay, half way between here and Menindee on the west side this time. Why not pull in for the night and you’ll be ready to take in all at Menindee next day, again a lot to see there.

Once past Menindee you still have 2 more chances to stop and relax at “Bindara” Stn.Farmstay, again on our mighty Darling and the great little town of Pooncarie. On down to Wentworth and those girls at the Visitors Centre in Wentworth will look after you like royalty.