Monday, 8 June 2015

The Darling River Run To Beemery Bourke NSW II

The next week I was lucky enough to get an invitation to some exclusive access to camping, fishing and hunting on a property called Beemery. Beemery Station is a 40,558 ha (100,221 acre) farm near Bourke and is situated on the Barwon River and the Kamilaroi Highway between Bourke and Brewarrina. The Barwon, Bogan and Culgoa rivers combine to form the Darling river here.

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Beemery at the West boundary

Wet Camp Site day 1

Soon to be made habitable

I put this flag I got from the Denni Ute Muster up in camp to attract young attractive women.

 But it only attracted an old unattractive man?

 Mud packed suzi

 Kaiser Fliesch for brekky


Fat young Feral Pig Sow

 Barwon river morning mist


 Mr P Can

 That Feral sow, very fat.

 Pig in a bush cool room

Piggy Piggy

 Coffee coloured river

 Pork and veggies in the camp oven

 The proud chef

 Yes it was as good as it looks

 Next day steak and camp fie coal potatoes



 The little Bogan river

Camp fire relaxation

William T Goat

Barwon river Bliss 

Rifle Range targets 


 Goat boned out


 Mt Oxley




Bogan river before the water came down

The bogan river filling

 Leaving Beemery

Lachlan River Near Hillstone NSW

The Darling River Run To Beemery Bourke NSW

The Darling River is one of Australia’s most famous and one of the longest rivers, starting near Bourke in central NSW at the confluence of the Barwon and Culgoa rivers and then draining into the Murray River in Victoria. The Darling River Run snakes itself along the Darling through black soil flood plain country and is a historic and unique area. The run is over 900 kms, from Wentworth NSW (Near Mildura Vic) and a 4WD is recommended because rain can turn the road surface muddy within hours. The route starts off bitumen but turns to a dirt track after Pooncairie through the lakes around Menindee then the dry desert plains to Wilcannia, Tilpa, Louth and then Bourke. Riverside camps and great spots launch the tinnie are all along the run.

The first week would be r=the /Darling river Run then some hunting and fishing on a station 45 Km pas Bourke named Beemery.

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Starting from Bendigo Victoria my first stop was Manangatang in the Malee to visit my auntie Jean in the Manangatang hospital nursing Home.

 Auntie Jean

Mallee Freeway

 Danny Camp (near Wentworth NSW)

Cousin Danny

 Camp Oven Roast Dinner

My gracious hosts

The Darling River above Wentworth NSW, still pooling from the Murray River

Danny's dunny

 The dirt track begins

 4WD recomended

Darling River Pooncarie

 Menindee Lakes Weir, no water. Irrigators they all lament all the way up the Darling.

 Menindee to Wilcania road

Mr P Can 

 Darling River Camp at the Paroo-Darling National Park

Wilcannia to Tilpa Road

 Tilpa Pub

 Darling River between Tilpa and Louth

Classic sandy bend 

 A long way from anywhere.

 Great track, as long as it docent rain.

 Tilpa Weir camp

 Tilpa Weir fish ladder


Black soil country

 Darling River at Bourke

Bourke Weir and Loch, Australia first. 

Stony Point North of Bourke

Feral trolly out back o bourke

 Wild Dog (or Dingo) it was hard to tell.

Gundabooka National Park, 60 Km south of Bourke

Red soil and rock country


 A local

Next Beemery . . .