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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day37

    Peak Hill. South of Dubbo

    December 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Bloody hot 37 degrees, 41 degrees tomorrow . Gold mining area , might try some detecting, lol not in this heat. 😥. Gorgeous site, camp kitchen absolutely spotless. Free pancakes for breakfast along with tea or coffee . Doggy spa for Milly, even a doggy day care. Veggie & herbs at hand, all organic. Magic spot, quiet & peaceful .Read more

  • Day51

    Geez. Another 40 degree day.

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    Omg!!, 40 degrees . Milly had a nice cool doggy spa Had the back of the van decorated .. lol Heading off in the morning to cooler days & nights. Can’t wait lol. ...oh & one dead Brown snake.

  • Day39

    Parkes

    December 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Just a few pics around the town “Parkes”. & of course one of Moo kipping early this morning. A lot cooler today 33/34. I made a pizza fir dinner & cooked it in the camp kitchen Pizza oven.

  • Day48

    Open cut experience.

    December 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    We thought we’d venture out seeing the temps dropped 5 degrees. Lol. We went & looked at the historic gold mine which operated between 1893 & 1917, producing about 60,000 ounces from 500,000 tonnes of rock. Mining ceased here but as been set up as a tourist attraction . The main gold-bearing ore was approx 400 metres long & up to 80 meters wide & extended from surface to a depth of 100 meters. The water in the base of the pit is natural groundwater . The colour is dark due to the presence of iron leached out of surrounding mineralised rock in the 1950sa guy called Jim Dunn who was a Peak Hill identity, pumped the groundwater up through the old mine workings & precipitated the copper onto scrap iron to firm a saleable copper productRead more

  • Day2

    Day 2

    July 5 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Left lake Hume at 9 o’clock this morning and made our way on to the Hume highway, stayed on the concrete road to Holbrook and exited north, we took a not so busy road to Cookardinia and then onto Mangoplah where we stopped for morning tea on the side of the road not much here. Wagga Wagga was next we stayed on the truck route to the Olympic highway for a bit and then we peeled off to Temora for a lunch stop at Macca’s 🍟🍔, followed the B85 to Barmedman and West Wyalong, on to the Newel highway and passed through Forbes, Parkes and stopped at Peak Hill for the night at the double D Caravan park, nice and quiet well off the highway, good sites, weather has been great 20 today with a slight breeze.Read more

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