CORNER COUNTRY TRIP.....along the Darling

After our few days at Broken Hill catching up, we decided to head further west some 200 km towards Wilcania, where we would head north up along the Darling River. We couldn't believe just how dirty and dusty it was, so we needed to put a few ams between the cars. The plan was to head to a favourite spot of mine to have lunch overlooking the river at a bend where I stopped the year before. Finding the spot wasn't to hard, but the difference in the water level and quality was great due to the flooding in QLD the past 6 months. It was hard to believe that paddle-steamers used to go past this point on their route up to Bourke….The flowers along here were phenomenal, the perfume was amazing and the mix of colours were stunning against the red sand. 

There was no real plan on where we would camp, but some time further up the road we soon crossed the river into Tilpa, population- not a lot !!!.

After having a beer at this remote pub we got talking to a patron who also owned a nearby station- Kallarah, where you can farm stay. It is one of the largest organic sheep stations in the southern hemisphere, and the camping was great. Right on the river, showers, toilets, and a huge boiler that also acted as a heater in the camp kitchen. After setting up camp and exploring the station where they kept old relics from some 100 years ago in the forms of machinery, tractors, old paddle steamer items and more. What amazed us too was that the road in was the stations air strip and the owners were even water skiing on the river !!!

It was a great place to stay.

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