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Old 23-10-2015, 09:27 AM
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NSW, New England Region, North of Tamworth, GLEN RIDDLE RESERVE

FREE council run Camping Area
Good Flat observing site, easy access, HUGE amount of room, set up next to your vehicle,
Good clean but Minimal FACILITIES (Long Drop Toilets, Picnic shelters, Few Trees, Water available (from tap) {Signposted "Do Not Drink"}, Rubbish bins, Fireplaces, No Power. Council workers visit three times a week, remove rubbish, clean toilets, replace toilet paper, mow.
Good Phone and Internet reception (Telstra and Optus)
Closest Town Barraba 14k
GOOD VERY Dark sky, good low horizons, No Light Domes in any direction, (may be lights from other campers, however most of these normally go to bed early).
Western side of ranges, avoids coastal weather and humidity.
On my visit, the weather was very Dry. Low humidity every day. There was No Dew to speak of.
Restrictions - Pets Allowed (under supervision). 13 Day Camping Maximum.
Camping suitable for Tents, Caravans, Motorhomes, etc.. But ground is dry and hard and requires good tent pegs and big hammer.
Currently, No Swimming, Fishing, Boating, (although permitted, 94% of dam water released for farming)
Bird watching is good, limited walking trails.
Can get very Hot in Summer.
May be some wondering dairy cattle.
How to get there: 500 kilometres north of Sydney (1 hour northwest of Tamworth) - 6 hours north of Sydney, take M1, M15, and New England Hwy. From Tamworth take Fossickers Way through Manilla. Turnoff Pera Linton Rd. Follow signs. Bitumen all the way.
ALSO 6 hours drive from Brisbane.
GPS: 30* 27' 3.2" South; 150* 41' 32.7" East.
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