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Oct 16, 2016 - Heading home ...back to Cobar

Early start to get fuel and some bread from the bakery before heading off on the long trip back to Cobar. Had a mostly northerly wind (quite strong again) that made the trip difficult. Stopped off at a couple of road side stops (which have children's play areas under cover). Had lunch half way and arrived in Cobar around 3 pm where we fuelled up again ready for tomorrow. The wind kept blowing while we played some cricket - caravan park not as full as when we were heading over to SA. Still quite a gold mine I would think given the number of...

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Sep 25, 2016 - To the copper town of Cobar

Drizzled all night and we awoke to grey skies. After fueling up we headed north through Narromine to Nyngan. There were instances of surface water on the road - drying up as you could see where the levels were. Stopped at Nyngan for lunch and then headed west to Cobar. Arrived in Cobar and had a drive around, stopping at the Cobar Information Centre and museum. Amazing to see the copper and gold mines that still exist in the area. We hardly saw anyone on the road west but after 3pm didn't they all pull into the caravan park - little gold...

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May 16, 2016 - Copper City - Cobar

Great Drive from Narromine to Cobar. We missed the “Big Bogan” at Nyngan but hey I found a picture of him for you, do you see any resemblance… http://www.traveller.com.au/big-bogan-statute-unveiled-in-nsw-town-of-nyngan-gjk3ct The roads are pretty straight and as flat as a billiard table from Narromine to Nyngan, we observed the cotton crop in huge cylindrical bales around 3m diameter and 4 m long which they then press into huge regular shaped bales that just fit into a 40’ shipping container. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCAsg4iUkVQ...

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Oct 22, 2015 - Thursday Oct 22nd Bourke

Thursday Oct 22nd Happy birthday Darcy….40 today and enjoying the sights, sounds , food and wine of Spain with some good friends. Woke early as per usual at the Spring Hill bush camp, a reasonable night , a few trucks rumbled past in the night….one moron in a car decided to give us a blast on his horn as he sped past, not sure of the time but not too long after we had hit the sack. One other camper was here when we got up, a Landcruiser towing a big twin hulled boat, which the guy obviously slept in. Also 2 others who were already here when...

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Oct 7, 2015 - White Cliffs to Cobar

Wednesday 7 October 2015 A very comfortable night's rest and enjoyed the coolness of our dug outs. Packed up after breakfast, and headed out fairly early. Our backpacker friend had told us the mine tour was good, but it only happens at 3pm. Think we all feel quite "mined out" anyway! Had a slow drive through town, everything still closed up and not a lot to see, so decided we would push on for the day. It was much cooler, but with a strong southerly breeze, it didn't help the fuel economy, so we limped into Wilcannia with the red fuel...

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Nullabor Adventure

Jul 29, 2015 - Tooraweenah to Cobar

Wednesday 29 July 2015 A nice leisurely start to the day after another cold night, the minimum dropping to 1.5d. Would have to be the best park owners we have come across (as much as we can remember). Very friendly and welcoming, always remembering our names. Certainly a place to go back to and have a good look around the area. We were able to leave the vans on site and have a walk around town before we left. The town is a step back in time, and very laid back. Probably on the road by 9.30am, a quick stop at the lookout for a photo looking...

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Nullabor Adventure

Mar 2, 2015 - 2nd march-5th march 15

We are meeting Andy & Lote at Goondiwindi. We had a walk around town in the morning. By mid afternoon it was very hot and Andy & Lote were still 2 hours away so we decided we would stay in Goondiwindi for the night. We went and booked into a caravan park.The first thing on was the air-con. Andy and Lote arrived around 5pm. 3/3 We leave Goondiwindi to head to Wilcannia for morning tea.Lunch was at Moree.It has started to get hot again. The stop for the night IS Wallget. We find a free camp spot just out of Wallget. There are not many shops...

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adelaide

Apr 25, 2013 - Silverton to Meadow Glen, Cobar

Day 29 of our adventure – Thursday 25 April 2013 Penrose Park, Silverton – Meadow Glen Free camp site 63km outside of Cobar Woke to a lovely sunny day after a very cold night. Our plans were drive back into Broken Hill, buy diesel and some groceries, Mum wanted to go to Tourist information centre (like she always does) and Alex wanted to go Vinnies to clothes shop (like he always wants to do). Once all that was done we were going to go to Belle’s Milkbar for a milkshake, we were all really looking forward to this. We had been to Belle’s on...

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Mar 29, 2013 - Cobar

29 March 2013 Today at Cobar for our second night we explored the history of Cobar and took several photos. We also had many goes at the flying fox. As we were nowhere near churches we had a prayer service to celebrate Good Friday. We meet many relatives and ended the day with salmon rissoles and a chat beside the campfire.

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Oct 17, 2012 - Cobar, on the rhumb line...

Now in Cobar we are still on the rhumb line for Taree, Carols Aunt’s status has changed to “Permanent” so I guess we will have to sort out her home and personal ‘stuff’ when we get there. Once you get made “permanent” there is no going home. Can’t do much till next week though as the accountants and Lawyers don’t work weekends. The Cobar Van Park is under new management and the amenities blocks have been fully renovated. It has mainly “Stay Hitched” sites and since we were last here analogue TV has been turned off. We found that in Broken...

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Sep 2, 2011 - Cobar

Episode 6 of 9 – Yeppoon to Port Augusta Gilgandra to Cobar Cobar is 3495kms from Dunsborough. The drive further inland to Cobar was pretty boring and featureless with the odd fields of wheat, cotton and canola the only things worth mentioning. This sure is Outback Australia in all its glory. We had selected Cobar as our next stop purely and simply because of its geographic location and not because someone had recommended it and had no idea what we were in for. When Lin had tried to book in advance, there was no answer on the first 2...

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Living the Dream

Jul 4, 2011 - Moree to Cobar

Left Moree on Sunday 3rd July at around 8am stopping at Bourke for lunch. Well what can I say about Bourke certainly is out in the middle of nowhere. The old saying “Beyond the back of Bourke” is certainly true. All the shops in the main street have shutters on their windows, not at all a welcoming sight. Jim was very impressed with the Kidman Highway – it is approx. 200k of very good road in the middle of nowhere. It makes the Bruce Highway look like a dirt track. Arrived at the Cobar Caravan Park at around 4pm. Meet up with the other...

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