Bingara is a wonderful country town. Exceptionally clean and with very friendly natives that welcome we grey nomads.
It sits right on the picturesque Gwydir River and at the time we were there the Jacaranda and Silky Oaks were in full and magnificent bloom.
We turned right after crossing the first bridge out of town off the Fossickers way tourist route to get to our camp spot.
Must say that this has got to be the most camper friendly place that we have ever experienced.
For about 10kms out of town you can free camp along the Gwydir River.
Our site was about 5kms from town with plenty of room for all of us to have a water front only stumbling distance from our awnings. What an absolutely magic place this is.
Bob was the first to wet a line after setting up camp and also the first to catch a fish followed by Glen with two. All the fish were Murray Cod that are stocked by the local fish stocking club. Unfortunately they were too small and the season was closed. Consequently brag pics were taken then the fish released back to the river.
Judy got full marks for trying but unfortunately like the rest of us didn’t catch a fish.
It was a great place non the less.
The kayaks were launched here and the peaceful surroundings enjoyed to the full.
Our itinery called for a run to Coolmunda Dam for a few days on the water and then home,but after this wonderful spot we could not bring ourselves to return to the land of the prickles and burrs, so Glen and Deb suggested we move on to Girraween National Park for the rest of our adventure. The suggestion was unanimously agreed to 🙂
The run to Girraween took us through Tenterfield where we had a break for lunch at the pub. As can be seen from the picture it was a morbid bunch that ate there 🙂 It seems that we ate out for most meals on this trip. I am sure that we took home more food in the fridge than we left home with,but it was all great.
We did manage to do some walking and were rewarded by the sites of this great place.
The only unfortunate thing about Girraween was that it was way too close to the wonderful wineries of Stanthorpe. Suffice to say that many wine tastings, much stocking up of cellars and sampling the cuisine of the area occurred during the few days spent here. It was very fortunate that no one was put over a weigh bridge on the way home as I am sure that we all would have been over (weight that is 🙂 )
And that my friends is the story of our October Bore bath trip. We hope that you enjoyed hearing about it as much as we did experiencing it.
As usual there was a lot more to tell and I apologise to those that came along for missing any important stuff but as we know what happens in camp stays in camp hehehehe.
Again a huge thank you to Deb & Glen, Judy& Greg, Lynda& Nev and Beryl & Bob (Greg’s brother from another Mother 🙂 for helping us to have a great time.
Must say that it is good to be home (for hopefully only a short time) to dry out a little.
Thanks to everyone for contributing pictures. If you claim copy write just try and find me grin.
Heaps more pictures are on the way soon.
Love to all.
Mavis and Rod.