TO THE CORNER AND BACK..Coffs to Pilliga

Recently the call was made to head out west again to explore several new and old destinations with a small group of mates. A rough plan was set to head out towards Cameron Corner, Along the Old Strezlecki Track, via some of Australia's iconic destinations and historical points of interest, yet there would be plenty of scope to stop and explore.  A remote trip, so we need to be well setup and prepared. The meeting point was the Pilliga hot baths in central west NSW, this was because we were all coming from different locations across the state. 

This trip will be my first in some 10 years, not towing a camper trailer- so I will be living out of just my 4wd for these two weeks. I def am looking forward to the saving in fuel, but funnily enough the inside of the cruiser is still full of just my gear from the tent, sleeping bags, self inflating mat, clothes, camera gear and FOOD !!!!......

So with an early morning start I left Coffs, and passed through Dorrigo just after daylight where the grass was green and the skies were a fantastic blue. Cruising out through the western plains it was def getting drier and drier- but thats par for course out here. After restocking at Narrabri- I jumped onto the Wee Waa road for the last 50km of tar to Pilliga. 

A quick stop along the way for some extra wood for the night- I was set for a cozy fire, and to wait for the others that would soon arrive early the next day. 

Pilliga is located west of Narrabri, where you can free camp and enjoy the local hot baths- great for weary old bones. I have been coming out here for around 8 years now, and even though the country side is flat and aimless, it is forever changing through droughts and floods. 

There is not much else at Pilliga except for a pub, limited fuel and a few houses, but this free camp site always seems to be full of the old grey nomads exploring our land. Its amazing that with all of the campers out here just how clean and respectable it looks all the time- definatly a credit to all. 

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