Good rain in Bourke, plenty of travellers

Post date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:41am

Good morning everyone,

Back in the seat again after a fantastic weekend last week. There are just so many people on the move in our state, almost all from the other side of “the stony hill” and all just wanting someone to yarn to and explain our great outback. Have met some wonderful people down the street this last week, most of whom had no idea what we have to offer out here. And the best part is, if we make them feel welcome, guess what, they’ll come back!

As is the case still, we are unable to invite you all to special events in our area, but hope you all find time to visit some of our outstanding places of interest, and there are plenty of them.

In Broken Hill for instance, the RFDS Base full of souvenirs and goodies, the visitors information centre, all the art galleries, head out to Silverton and drop in to the Daydream mine on the way. The Palace hotel, iconic! In Menindee, go for a river boat cruise. In White Cliffs, do a tour of the town with Rob. Packsaddle, Milparinka and Tibooburra, don’t miss them, great places. Down to Wentworth, heaps down there and call to Coomba as you go.

On another note, there was good rain at Bourke yesterday, so by all means explore new tracks, but please check with the local Shire area to make sure the dirt road you are going on is open, as there are storms floating round everywhere at the moment. Apart from the fact that a fine of $1000- per tyre can be applicable, if you get bogged then someone has to come and rescue you. This is no good for anyone so please don’t travel on a closed road.

Of course there’s all our other towns and farm stays apart from the above where you are most welcome with heaps to see and do.

You good people are really boosting our economies out here in the outback, we really appreciate your company, haven’t seen so many poking about since god had the measles, so we hope you enjoy yourselves.

Just a couple of things in November, Tour of the Military Museum in Wentworth 11th. Community Markets in Broken Hill 14th. and Garage Sales across Australia on 21st.

Keep your eye out for flocks of budgerigars when travelling, that seem to be prevalent especially between Wilcannia and Broken Hill.

That’s me for now folks, have a great week, stop and talk to a local and relax, cheers, Bill Elliott.   WCTA.


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