Date: 3rd June 2020
Travelled: 152 kms from Tamworth to Bingara in the North-West Region of New South Wales
Visited: Barraba and Bingara
Stayed: Bingara Riverside Caravan Park $28 all services. S29.86428, E150.577838
Following the Fossickers Way we head north for Bingara. The GPS indicates two hours travel time. Once again there is very little traffic and we find ourselves easy sitting on the speed limit as the farms pass by. We had an email from Yvonne yesterday recommending a stop at Barraba to view the famous silos, so that’s our planned first stop.
A couple of kms south of Barraba we arrive at Fintan Magee’s masterpiece.
Back on the road for another 40 minutes we roll into Bingara. The GPS takes us straight to the caravan park, it’s well located about 7-8 minutes walk to the town centre. Fronting the Gwydir River gives it a pleasant aspect.
Once settled we walk into town for a look around.
The shadows are getting long and you can feel the chill as we make our way back to the Winnebago. We didn’t find anything suitable for dinner (any unsuitable either), so it‘s left over Chinese tonight. On our return we chat with our new overnight neighbours, Bruce and Corinne for Wollongong. They are milling around the north-west waiting for the Queensland border to re-open.
We chat over a drink before retreating to the camper for dinner. Finishing the night watching another episode of Chernobyl. Cannot recommend the mini-series highly enough.
Up not so early, we head for a walk around 8.30ish. First priority a coffee. We made our way to the Bingara Bake House, which managed to produce a couple of acceptable double shots. They have a great range of all sort of delights so we plan to call back after our walk.
We spend the next hour walking the back roads of Bingara, even finding a substantial race course. That done we detour for pies, chocolate brownies and bread rolls. We drop in to the butcher for some sausages as well, before heading back to the Winnebago.
It’s well after 11 by the time we have readied the camper, wished our neighbours well and rolled out the gate and turn for Warialda…
Michael + Pam