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 Newnes weekend

newnes weekend

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th May, 2014

Saturday afternoon happy hour

Rob & Carol hosted a CamperTrailers members get together on the weekend of Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th May 2014 along the grassy river flat opposite the old pub, known as the Newnes Historic Wilderness Retreat at Newnes near Lithgow NSW. There was room for around twenty-five comfortably spaced campsites without it being too caravan park like. Members had travelled from Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo & also from Newcastle & Sydney for the weekend.


After weeks of intermittent rain, the warm sunny windless days were very welcome & made for the perfect camping weather, however temperatures quickly dropped to single figures after sunset. The many campfires were the hub of the evenings activities with plenty of laughter heard through the campground. 


While some members took the opportunity to explore the remains of the old shale oil works not too far from camp, others drove to the overhang on Blackfellows Hand Road to see the aboriginal hand stencils or to the 'glow worm tunnel' which is an abandoned rail tunnel used to transport the processed shale oil. There was also plenty of sitting around in the sun & catching up with old friends or meeting new ones.

Rob & Carol