March 27, 2014


(This post was made by Dave!)

Towards the end of November, I was lucky enough to take a trip to Western NSW. We took the back road to Ivanhoe (using a rail maintenance track), and continued on to Broken Hill. From the South Australian border, we headed east through Wilcannia and then followed the Darling River to Bourke. On the way home we passed through Brewarrina, Walgett and Coonamble.

The highlights were seeing the Mendindee Lakes, which are an Oasis in the semi-arid grasslands. Stopping off at the Living Desert sculptures at sunset and most of all stepping back in time to the paddle steamer days and checking out the sandstone buildings in Wilcannia.

I loved the hot, dry air and the wide-open plains. The sunsets were incredible and the Chinese food in Bourke was some of the best I have ever had.


  1. Awesome, Dave! I remember you telling us you were going to take this trip. I'd love to spend more time in Wilcannia. A Sydney photographer named David Maurice Smith is doing an ongoing project out there. Check it:

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