When we drove into Bingara we were confronted with a road closure sign… Turns out we had arrived on the same weekend of the Orange 50’s & 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival. We parked the car and van in a near by side street and walked into the main street.
They had stilt walkers, rides for the kids and a car show. Paulie also went to check out the old Theatre that was opened by 2 Greek brothers in 1936.
We have used Wiki Camps to find our camp spots along the way. It has been really helpful to see photos and reviews from other campers. Some are off the main roads and onto the bush tracks, however it is often quite easy to find the spots.
But on this occasion it was a little challenging. The road we thought led to the camp spot said NOT SUITABLE FOR CARAVANS!! We drove around and eventually found the SPOT! Right by the Gwydir River, although again not much water as they are in a drought.
We weren’t sure if we were going to stay 2 nights as planned to move on and find somewhere ‘nicer’. But when the sun came up the next day it was perfect!
I enjoyed a jog in the morning and found some exercise equipment to do a workout. The kids played for hours by the river playing in the water and building a pathway with the rocks. We had the Bingara Trial Riders come past our site twice on their horses, which was cool for the girls to see. Matilda loves horses.
The girls have been getting along well. They travel great in the car, reading, drawing, singing, playing on their iPads, sleeping and eating along the way. One of my wishes for this trip is for the girls to really form a strong bond and I am already starting to see that happnen.
COST PER NIGHT: FREE