|An excellent camping spot. After a 5hr drive it was good to put the feet up with a cup of coffee (too early for happy hour) a walk around revealed the devastation caused by the February fire.
THE rolling hills of “Wirroolga”, also known as Cassilis Park, look lush with green pasture right now, but the stands of scorched and blackened gum trees tell a more comprehensive story of how the Sir Ivan Bushfire devastated a community in February this year.
Wirroolga is a family-owned farming enterprise whose activities revolve around a Merino stud and has been in the Armstrong family since 1948.
It lies approximately five kms west of the township of Cassilis.
Peak Hill has a population of around 1400. The town was established when gold was discovered in 1889. Peak Hill is centrally located on the Newell Highway in the Parkes Shire New South Wales - the Newell Highway is the main highway link between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Peak Hill is 49km north of Parkes and 71km south of Dubbo.
With three motels, one hotel and two caravan parks in town, Peak Hill offers the traveller an inexpensive alternative stop over.
From Peak Hill it is an easy drive to Western Plains zoo at Dubbo, the Dish radio telescope or Goobang National Park. In January the Elvis Festival is held in nearby Parkes.
A friendly, peaceful, rural community, Peak Hill is nestled close to the Hervey Ranges which form an enchanting kaleidoscope of colours as the eastern backdrop of the town.
Peak Hill offers many tourist attractions such as the Open Cut Gold Mine, Flora and Fauna Reserve Nature Walk, Bogan Weir, Australia's first upright wheat silo, heritage listed hospital, arts and crafts, Big Fish Fossil hut, and a unique street facade which takes you back in time.
A lovely little caravan park off the hwy at Peak Hill, very friendly, informative hosts, Kevin even washed the car windows as a courtesy to all his guests.
Great camp kitchen, with free pancake breakfast supplied. You must stay here if you get the chance.