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‘bungles to Brissie – #1 – Home to Tooraweenah

After a long day at work we finally got everything sorted including a last minute tyre pressure difference on the trailer and we were on the road headed to Cassilis for tonight with our first main destination being Tooraweenah for the Easter Weekend.

Cassilis is a little town just to the west of Merriwa on the eastern edge of the Central West of NSW. Located just off the Golden Highway and is a town we often go through or past usually in search of canola/sunflowers/wheat or on our way to Coolah Tops NP. It’s not a place we usually stop at, so it was nice to be stopping this time even if it was in the dark.

Cassilis Bowling Club

We arrived at the Bowling Club in Cassilis just before 10pm, where you can camp for $15 a night at the back of the bowling green. Showers and toilets are pretty new and are nice and clean.

We popped the roof and were inside drinking a nice coldie by 10.15pm with our camping buddies for the weekend – Trev, Janelle, Laurence, Linda, David (Pop) and the 3 kids, Abi, Jade and Alani – obviously the kids were tucked up in bed and Nelly had taken one for the team and was looking after them, or maybe she was just as tucked up in bed as the kids were!

The cold beers were going down a little to nicely so we pulled the pin and headed to bed.

Group selfie game needs a lot of improvement!

The night was a beautiful 16 degrees so great weather for sleeping.

The crew were up early whilst I snoozed for a little bit longer, after a bit of a big week.

The campground was quite busy
Looking back to the bowlo
Um Trev !
Laurence and Linda’s van
Charlie and Leeroy

Given we hadn’t unhitched last night, we were ready and on the move before 9.30am and making tracks for Tooraweenah just outside the Warrumbungles NP.

We made a pit stop for fuel and the bakery at Dunedoo.

Thumbs up to the pies and coffee


We arrived at our destination – Tooraweenah Caravan Park – for the long weekend at about 1pm. Tooraweenah is a little village off the Newell Hwy about 30 mins outside the Warrumbungles NP and about 40 odd kms to the eastish of Gilgandra. It’s a pretty small village with the main hwy going through it, a Main Street with a few off shoots and that’s about it. Apparently the population is about 240 but I’m assuming this includes the surrounding properties as well.

The campground for the weekend.            📷 Linda Wilson

Not long after we had set up camp, the park manager came around handing out scones with cream and jam to everyone including a GF one for me – Score!

How good is this!

Happy Hour started not too long after.

Yep i think we’ve settled in okay
Chasing shade between the vans

We had a late afternoon swim at the park pool and headed back to the vans to get ready for dinner, when we were alerted to a small issue with Charlie.

hard at work or just confused!
So where does this one go!

Even looks like we know what we are doing

Good Friday at the Pub

With the spare securely on Charlie we headed to the pub for Good Friday dinner and drinks.

We honestly didn’t scare everyone away. The pub was actually packed, we may have just stayed till they booted us 😂             📷 Jade Wilson
The long walk home

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