Despite the reputation of this town we’ve enjoyed our time here. We’re staying at Warrawong on the Darling which seems to be a section of a station set up as a tourist stop. It’s only 3kms from town and the camping area has excellent facilities, each site has lawn and plenty of elbow room. The last time we stayed in Wilcannia we had a site at Victory Park a facility run by the council, there are issues with flooding at the moment though some campers are there. The flooding isn’t confined to the council Park.
Warrawong is a nicer setting with walks around the large property beside the Darling River. This morning we went on a walk as far as we could so my photo collection could grow. Lots of the tracks end in swamp at the moment but we spotted many birds, some cooperated though tiny birds are a real challenge for me. The next slideshow is all about the birds so if you’ve already seen enough of those you’d better skip it. 🙂
We went into town to check out the buildings as there are some very interesting ones. It seems to be a town that isn’t really sure of its future. Apart from the lovely old buildings there are derelict sites in the main streets including one which I think was the Supermarket which burned down in 2002 and there hasn’t been any Supermarket in Wilcannia since 2012. People have to go to Broken Hill 2hours away for supplies or shop at the MiniMart.
At the end of the street where the derelict Supermarket is situated, builders are constructing new residences.
There are some bright murals and positive information boards around the town, the local radio station also has very positive programs with young people presenting. Although Alex didn’t see any Golf Course he was impressed with the Golf Clubhouse which had meals, lounge and was very well presented.
We didn’t go to the get together and nibbles at the Fire Pit tonight, instead Alex started cooking so we could be done with all the cleanup before it got too cold.