Deniliquin is quite a nice town and a good night stop.
Saturday 29 May 2021: Deniliquin to Urana 155km
The Urana Shire has a population of 1620. The town is the kind of place you like immediately on arrival. We met Andrew Whitehead, a local artist using scrap metal, in the pub. He produces some fabulously realistic pieces including the Big Spider on the town water tank.
Sunday 30 May 2021: Urana to Wagga Wagga 140km
When we were taking to local metal artist Andrew Whitehead in the pub at Urana he suggested we “go via Boree, it’s only 2 stubbies away” where he had some more art.
Lockhart is called “Verandah Town” for its Lovingly restored buildings with verandahs overhanging the footpaths on the main street. Each year the town offers a $10,000 prize for the best metal sculpture so there are dozens on display. Here’s our favorites.
Monday 31 May 2021: Wagga Wagga to Yass 180km
Wagga Wagga has been kind enough to provide an excellent free camping place just over the Murrumbidgee from the town. It was very cold the night we camped there.
There’s more to Gundagai than dogs and tucker boxes.
Tuesday 1 June 2021: Yass to Braidwood 140km
European settlement began in Yass in 1830. It’s historic main street displays fine, well-preserved 19th-century buildings.
We made a short diversion to Gundaroo not knowing what to expect. It turned out to be a delightful small town full of beautifully preserved heritage listed buildings from the mid 1800s: like a remade, transported “Historical Village” but for real.
The village dates back to 1837 and now antique stores and gift shops sell everything from vintage bric-a-brac to local art and pottery.
Braidwood between Canberra and the coast retains a strong sense of its nineteenth century history.
Wednesday 2 June 2021: Braidwood to Cobargo 170km
By 1853 steamships, some as large as 10,000 tons, were plying the Clyde River up to the present site of Nelligen. The bridge at Nelligen replaced the ferry in 1964.
Thursday 3 June 2021: Cobargo to Eden 140km
It’s only 95km direct from Cobargo to Eden but we went via Bemboka to sample one of their famous pies. Not one car went by without stopping while we were there!