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Old 02-05-2016, 07:45 AM
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Rick Parrott

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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Milperra Australia
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Wyangala Waters

Wyangala Waters is about 4.5 hours from Sydney (30 minutes south of Cowra) and sits under beautiful dark skies! We camped here for 8 nights just after Easter.
The site has big open areas for unpowered camping (like we do), nice facilities and amenities as well as a "caravan park" section with power for those that prefer.

We had our 6" Table-top Dob out on about 5 nights, and for a city-dweller this type of sky is an absolute treat!
We did get our timing great this time too, as we were treated to easy views of LMC, SMC, Eta Carinae, etc. along with magnificent Jupiter at zenith and rising Mars and Saturn!

Cowra and surrounds are pretty cool too, with lots to see (Japanese Gardens, POW Camp, nearby Canowindra, Peace Bell, Lachlan Valley) , and friendly people

Highly recommended for anyone that likes to combine living under canvas and skywatching

PS - no need to mention Roo Poo EVEYWHERE!
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