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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:16am

Good morning all,

Big excitement at the moment! Our Wilcannia Tourism website stats broke through the 1000 hits last week! How good is that! 1000 visits in 7 days.

Good rain around in the last few days, which is a blessing for the country but a bit of a hiccup for our travellers. Almost all of the dirt roads are out for the moment, but from what I can gather everyone is quite content to just sit back and wait for the sun to shine, why not.

Now a few things to report this time round, the RFDS Base in Broken Hill is open again and while distancing still applies you can still go out and have an enjoyable hour or 2 looking at all their displays. Also, the Art Gallery in The Hill is back open, again under the same rules, so pop in anytime and enjoy yourselves. Then make the decision to wander out to Silverton or Mt. Gipps for a quiet few drinks and a top meal.

The border into Queensland as you know is no longer a barrier so you can head up to the Cameron Corner and help them get going again as well.

Did you hear the Deni Ute Muster has been postponed till next year. To be expected I guess but wait and see it will be bigger and better than ever by then.

Our friends down south of the border are making us feel quite uneasy aren’t they. And of course that means we have to be more vigilant than ever, make absolutely sure you all stick to the golden rules, particularly the self distancing must apply at all times. In our outback towns at the moment we are seeing numbers that we have never came across before out in this area. It’s great to see them passing through and keeping our businesses going so strong, and as long as we all stick to the rules all should be good.

I mentioned last week that things are getting under way up at Bourke, as also in many of the other towns. Here in Wilcannia our ‘Cooee for Coffee’ trailer is in full swing opposite Baker Park, and the M & J Kitchen is full strength up at the Golf Club for lunch, dinner and take away. We have our new brochures out too in the last few days so grab one here in town or stop by at Emmdale or Topar and Virginia or Jo will look after you.

Have had a lot of phone calls from people in the coastal area looking to come out in that spring period, so it seems our travelling numbers will continue while ever there is no hiccup from down south.

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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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