Embrace a warm welcome on the banks of the Darling River.
About 3km east of Wilcannia is a little surprise haven. Opened just over two years ago, the Warrawong on the Darling offers the weary traveller a very refreshing oasis. It consists of a large caravan park along the Darling River, which offers not only powered and unpowered sites but also self contained accommodation as well.
When I arrived late one afternoon, there were plenty of travellers already in residence. Host Jen quickly booked me in and recommended that I get myself organised because the afternoon Happy Hour was about to start. Held around the camp fire (bring own chair) and not far from the well set up camp kitchen, the Happy Hour was clearly a popular event with some staying on well into the evening.
I was lucky enough to get a site that backed onto the river but I reckon that one of the star attractions at Warrawong is the very impressive and well appointed amenities block. Hand soap and hand towels were minor features but the well sized shower cubicles complete with individual wash basins offer showering in style.
Being a fairly large site, Warrawong offers plenty of peaceful walks, as well as bird watching and photography. It's a very pleasant caravan park indeed and I have to say, almost a destination in itself.
Down the road is of course the historic town of Wilcannia and in addition the two great coffee shops (yep, I tried them both), the old lift bridge across the river and the fine heritage sandstone buildings give a clue to a time gone by when the town was a destination for paddle steamers.
Warrawong on the Darling is located on the Barrier Highway, Wilcannia, NSW. Book now to stay at Warrawong on the Darling.