We wanted to visit the Menindee Lakes on this trip but sadly they have been completely dry for quite a few months now, that wasn’t going to stop us from pitching the tent on the Darling River though. The Menindee region is a pleasant 1 1/2 hour drive from Broken Hill, we seem to have arrived when the countryside was at it’s best with lots of wild flowers on the side of the road and green as far as you can see. Travelling this far west really gives you an idea of how large Australia is, totally flat in all directions so talk about big sky country.
We arrive at Menindee which is a sleepy little place and went straight to the information centre, had a good look around and bought myself a Menindee camo cap. With my newly established beard progressing well I look a bit like an extra on Duck Dynasty wearing it.
Camping at Kinchenga National park is really straight forward, there is a registration area on the entry track where you pay $7.00 per day for vehicle access and $5.00 per person per day for camping so our night on the Darling cost us $17.00 (Bargain!).
We found a fantastic campsite a picnic table and drop toilet down-wind (thankfully) we I set up cam then sat down with a glass of wine and soaked up the tranquillity then a rather large goanna walked by to say g’day.