After a confusing morning at Hickey Falls, we ended up leaving at 7:30am. We were planning to sleep in and have a restful morning, but we all woke up early and then realised that day-light saving had started in NSW, so we had a extra hour given to us as well.
We headed off to Bingara, as we had heard a lot about how nice the free camps along the river were. On arriving in the town, we headed to the information centre to pick up the mud map and then off we went to the showgrounds to dump the toilet. We also were able to fit in a quick shower before filling up the water tanks.
Then we headed to the first free camp in the town. We weren’t really impressed with it and thought we had the wrong place as all the other comments made the place sound magical. We then headed back outside the town and along the river, to take a look at the other free camps. We were extremely disappointed as we had gone out of our way to spend some time here as we had heard it was good. As there were no other free camps close by, we headed back to the first free camp in the town, hoping to find a semi-level spot for at least one night. We found an area near the bank of the river, it wasn’t quite level and the base was rock, but it would have to do. We were getting ready to get out of the car and set up when a lovely gentleman came over (from a nice grassy spot in front of us) and told us we could have his spot. His fridge had stopped working and they had to leave. It was amazing! We had been had been praying for a nice spot and God delivered it! The boys were amazed. We ended up staying here four nights and other than the little black flying bugs at night, it was good.
During our stay, we had a visit from a family of ducks,
three horses and numerous birds.
We ended up having a good time here, though it wasn’t as nice and green like we were told and it was extremely hot, if you were able to get a grass spot, it was good.
Above is our lovely green patch we had for the four days we stayed there.