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Dubbo

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  • Day19

    Dubbo

    September 27, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We spent 2 nights around Dubbo as we had some errands to run: car maintenance and administrative crap.

    Night 1: Ponto Falls Campground, got there late after our Mudgee extravaganza. Simple campsite (lots of birds and friendly ducks) - closed since covid but we went in anyway.

    Day/ Night 2: Headed to Dubbo, we stayed at a rest area to work on the car. Unfortunately, Robin spilt engine oil on the bed... so we had to pay for the crapiest caravan park just to clean the sheets at the laundry machine... We ended up at a burger joint for dinner.

    Spent the following day working on the car doing the regular service and ran some errands for Robins VISA - good thing about Dubbo, everything is 2 minutes away!! (Robin met a lovely chap who went over and above his ‘very busy schedule’ to certify his papa era. We stopped for the night at Terramungamine Camp Ground. We met Nicole and Ruby (her 15 year old dog). Nicole is a nomad who currently works with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, she told us about some nice spots around, such as a rock where aborigenese would sharpen their tools thousands of years ago. She also told us that someone got shot in the leg at the campsite we were staying at 2 weeks before. Apparently some locals like to rob the rich tourists ...

    Lara wanted to go to the zoo even thought Robin tried to convice her otherwise. The zoo was a horrible experience as school holidays had just started and Lara even admitted at the end that the zoo was dull! Animals seem bored and unhappy ..

    Was a long day, but at least the car was purring! Her engine was as happy as ever !!
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  • Day1

    Los gehts!

    March 17, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute bin ich ganz spontan los in den Warrumbungle Nationalpark gefahren! Nach 2 Stunden Fahrt war ich dann da, hab mich im Visitor centre registriert und bin dann auf den Platz gefahren, wo ich die nächste Nacht schlafen werde. Leider sind dort die Grills kaputt, auf denen ich mir mein Abendessen machen wollte, also habe ich entschieden, zu einem etwa 1,5 Kliometer entfernten Grillplatz zu laufen. Der Weg wirkte in der Beschreibung auch ganz schön. Was ihn dann nicht mehr so schön machte, war die Tatsache, dass ich innerhalb der ersten Minute eine (giftige) Black snake auf meinem Weg fand. Sie fand mich auch, denn sie hob den Kopf und starrte mich an. Da ich aber gerne etwas essen wollte, kam einfach wieder zurückgehen nicht infrage. Weiter gehen aber auch nicht, denn die Schlange lag erst direkt am Wegesrand und wenig später mitten auf dem Weg. Also wartete ich geduldig eine halbe Stunde lang in sicherer Entfernung, bis sich die Schlange dann endlich dazu entschied, wegzugehen und mich passieren zu lassen. Nur wenige Minuten später kam dann die nächste Begegnung mit dem australischen Wildlife. Rings um den Wanderweg herum lagen wilde Kängurus. Eigentlich schön, jedoch müsste ich in etwa 2 Metern Entfernung an ihnen vorbei gehen und das war ihnen dann doch nicht so geheuer. Statt wegzulaufen, haben sie sich aber alle aufgerichtet und mich in Alarmbereitschaft beobachtet. Eins der Kängurus machte sogar einen kleinen Hops in meine Richtung und allesamt gaben sie seltsame Geräusche von sich. Das war mir dann nicht so geheuer 😅
    Jetzt sitze ich aber hier und esse gemütlich mein Abendessen, mit Blick auf eine schöne rote Felsformation 😀 Ich freue mich immer, wenn ich hier in Australien Berge sehe, denn die gibt es in Dubbo mal so überhaupt nicht. Natürlich sind sie im Vergleich zu den ecuadorianischen Anden eher Hügel, aber trotzdem sind sie sehr schön und vor allem meistens sehr felsig!
    Naja, jetzt muss ich gleich erstmal wieder zurück, vorbei an den Kängurus und Schlangen und hoffe mal, dass mir weitere Begegnungen erspart werden 😅 jedenfalls, wenn sie so nah sind. Morgen gehe ich dann richtig wandern und gegen Nachmittag fahre ich dann auch schon wieder zurück nach Hause.

    Leider spinnt meine Handykamera zur Zeit etwas rum, darum sind die Bilder alle entweder mit der Frontkamera aufgenommen und dadurch in nicht ganz so guter Qualität oder verschwommen...
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  • Day9

    Fahrt nach Hause Teil 2

    January 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    An meinem letzten Urlaubstag ist dann nicht mehr so viel passiert. Ich bin die letzten ca. 4 Stunden mit dem Zug von Lithgow nach Dubbo gefahren. Ich weiß nicht, was ich genau erwartet habe, aber irgendwie war ich ziemlich überrascht, dass sich das Zugfahren hier in Australien gar nicht wirklich von Deutschland unterscheidet. 😅 Von der Zugfahrt gibt es jetzt nicht mehr so viel zu erzählen... Am Nachmittag bin ich dann in Dubbo angekommen und wurde von meiner Gastfamilie am Bahnhof abgeholt.
    Den Montag, an dem ich ja eigentlich auch noch Urlaub hatte, habe ich dann Zuhause verbracht, meine Tasche ausgepackt und sonst viel relaxt 😀
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  • Day79

    CUNNAMULLA TO DUBBO 22/6-29/6

    July 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    CUNNAMULLA TO DUBBO – 22/6/16 to 29/6/16

    On our drive south from Cunnamulla we saw dozens of caravans heading in the opposite direction – towards a warmer climate. The countryside was still mostly flat and scrubby in places with lots of water lying beside the road due to overnight rain. We checked into Kidman Caravan Park in North Bourke with rain still falling intermittently. The Darling River flows near the camp and the paddle boat PV Jandra stops at the small wharf there. The next day we went in to the centre of Bourke to the Info Centre and Back O’Bourke exhibition where we spent a couple of hours absorbing more information and watching an outback show with horses, camels, cattle dogs and a bullock team which was very entertaining. We drove around and looked at some of Bourke’s historic buildings and the old wharf and that night enjoyed dinner at the Port of Bourke pub.

    We continued our journey down the Kidman Way to Cobar through lots of Mulga countryside and after setting up camp, went for a walk around the streets past some old buildings and on to the site of one of Cobar’s old copper mines where we saw some of the old equipment and poppet head. Cobar’s main street has beautifully paved footpaths and looks really neat and well cared for. Obviously some of the mining wealth has been put to good use. The weather was cold with icy winds. The next morning, before leaving, we visited the Cobar Heritage Centre and looked through the two storey museum which housed lots of mining information and relics. We went on to see the very deep open cut gold mine which is still in operation. We then drove on to Nyngan where we camped for the night.

    The next day we headed off to Dubbo through mostly grain producing and grazing countryside. We’ve left the outback behind! The weather still freezing with some rain. Our friend Bev Meyer met us at the Info Centre in town and we followed her to their new home on 10 acres just out of Dubbo where we spent an enjoyable afternoon and evening with them. Because of the rain and recent building work there was lots of mud everywhere but we enjoyed our first night indoors since we left Melb. We spent the next couple of nights at a caravan park in Dubbo and on one day we drove to Wellington where we went on a couple of tours of the caves, one of which was mined in the early 1900’s for phosphate. It contained lots of bone fragments of mega-fauna which were tens of thousands of years old. The second cave contained huge limestone stalagmites. Returning to Dubbo, we visited the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Museum and Gallery.

    FW
    The road to Bourke was flat and straight (great for caravaners) with lots and lots of road kill again. Bourke itself was interesting as it wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought it would be more an outback town the likes of Birdsville etc.
    Nothing more to add from me except that Heather failed to mention the major disincentive to visiting Duddo, the SUB zero overnight temperatures. Our little fan heater must have clocked up 100,000hrs by now on this trip.
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  • Day36

    Day 36

    July 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    We had a cool night and the kitchen has changed at the bowling club and the food was not as good as it was, got away from Lightning Ridge at 8:30 heading south on the Castlereagh Hwy heading to Walgett and then onto Coonamble for a cuppa beside the river and got a great photo of a painted silo. Gilgandra was the next town we passed through and then we stopped just out of Dubbo at a truck stop for lunch, pulled in at the midway caravan park in Dubbo for the night not a bad park and the weather is ok at 17 degrees. Checked out the town centre which is big, pretty much a small city and then we went out to the shopping centre just like a mini Westfield, super busy here much prefer the outback.Read more

  • Day96

    Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

    September 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    In this zoo you can choose to ride your bike, drive, or just walk. There were bikes and buggies for hire, we rode our own bikes.
    We saw all three different types of rhinos. Next to the meerkat enclosure there was an area where you could pretend you were a meerkat. There was a safari tour that took you out into a giant enclosure with lots of different animals but we didn't do that.
    There was a huge playground at the end to play on. In the gift shop there were lots of souvenirs and lots of soft toys, some were humungous.
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  • Day19

    Dubbo, time for a zoo

    December 30, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Nothing like having a van slot next to karaoke and movies. At least you can lay in bed and watch out the window. Went to Western Plains zoo, Joey thought Tim learnt from lemurs and wondered if the giraffe statue had the neck at the wrong end of the body. them.Read more

  • Day3

    Dubbo-Gilgandra-Coonabarabran

    July 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Stayed overnight at a great caravan park in Dubbo, had a meal at the local "bowlo" and very impressed with the super friendly country hospitality we have experienced everywhere we went. Visitors to Dubbo usually attend its most famous tourist attraction - The Taronga Western Plains Zoo - but not us as we have been to the zoo many years ago. Instead we went to the Old Dubbo Gaol which was really interesting and a very well done display.

    Heading towards Coonabarabran, we stopped for lunch at Gilgandra near the visitors centre. We poked our head into the visitors centre and discovered an extensive display on the Gilgandra Cooee March - something I had vaguely heard of but didn't know much about it. In 1915 the idea was for a group of young men march from Gilgandra to Sydney, recruiting others for the war effort along the way. They started with 30 men and about 250 men arrived in Sydney. Can you imagine something like that happening today? Didn't actually take any photos of the Cooee March though.

    The plan was to do some sightseeing around the Warrumbungles however we arrived a bit too late in the afternoon and decided to do that exploration in the morning. It's been great just taking our time and making new plans as we go. Countryside in this area is very, very dry - desperately in need of rain. Not much stock around either, in fact the largest mob we saw was a mob of emus at an emu farm. I've never seen so many emus in one spot.
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