Plenty of travellers

Post date: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:29am

Good morning to everyone,

Well half way through the month and we’re promised heaps more freedom on the 1st. July. And without anything stupid happening I’m sure we will be on target.

Had a quick trip to Adelaide this week, and it seems business as usual down there. We were treated with the utmost courtesy at the border, mind you we weren’t able to go on a shopping spree! But ‘mission complete’.

I’ve had nothing but reports of “full house” from all the parks and farm stays I have spoken to, and we people out here really appreciate the support and business you travellers are putting our way.

Reports of a great long week end at Menindee last week, and I believe similar at Wentworth and no doubt  by the travellers through here at Wilcannia, the same everywhere.

It is official now, the annual Louth Races have had to be cancelled. I really feel for Liz Murray and her band of helpers, a hard decision but had to be done. Just think next year Liz and Kathy!

Had a call regarding potable water for your top up here in Wilcannia, and it’s available at our BP Depot at the bottom end of Reid St. John and Pat will look after you there with a filtered water tap and 24 hr. self service fuel as well.

Don’t forget we are an RV Friendly Town and as such we have a Dump Point for your convenience on the highway near the toilet block.

Also, very soon we will be able to offer you all proper coffee and slice etc. at our Centacare office in the main street opposite Baker Park. We’ve had a couple of goes to get the coffee trailer going but this time should be for real!

I know I’m giving our town a bit of a spreel here but all towns out here are the same. We want to welcome you and try to make your stay a pleasant one.

If you like fishing then I am of NO use whatsoever! Caught 1 fish in my life! But if you ask anyone in our river towns rest assured they will help you.

We can also entertain you whilst travelling or sitting by a campfire with our fabulous radio stations throughout. Just go to the Wilcannia Tourism website.  for all the radio stations and dial spots.

Patrick at the Broken Hill VC tells me they are looking at being able to help everyone on a short day basis soon but like most towns give them a hoy on the phone.

Another couple of weeks and Clubs, Pubs, and entertaining venues will be able to look after you in the old fashion, with a lot of Clubs and Hotels partly open already.

And so we wrap it up again and look forward to hearing from any of you with anything at all, ‘specially a bit of humour!  Cheers for now,   Bill Elliott. WCTA.


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