After a very pleasant 1st night at Wannamal we set off around 7.30am, with Lake Nallan as our destination. The wild flowers on the way had us making more photo stops than we’d planned for, but how could we not stop with these all along the road side.
We had a cup of tea prior to leaving, but saved our breakfast for a couple of hours into the trip. This time we missed our planned stop at Jibberding Rock, so continued on to unremarkable Mount Gibson.
It gave us a bit of a break, and Mr Tilly a chance to stretch his legs, but other than that there’s not really much to say about the place. The area roughly were Jibberding Rock should have been, on the other hand, looked to be quite scenic, with an abundance of flowers, but there didn’t seem to be any marked entrance to gain access. Never mind – it’s there to be discovered another time.
We refuelled in Cue before continuing on a further 20kms up the road to Lake Nallan. I’m pleased we’ve stayed at Lake Nallan before, otherwise we would most likely have missed the entrance to this as well. It used to be sign posted, but the signs seem to have been removed. There aren’t any facilities at the place so there is a need to be self-contained. If you are self contained, and if you love green meadows, open spaces and privacy, then at this time of year this a place worth marking for a night’s kip, especially if you have a dog.
Mr Tilly loved the space to chase his ball, cooling down in the lake when he had run himself to exhaustion. Just the thing for a two year old adolescent dog after a days car travel.
And there were more beautiful wild flowers here amongst a meadow of lush green too.
We loved it. How often do you get to park on the shore of a beautiful lake and have the area all to yourself. There were some other campers who had stopped short of where we were, but having been there before though we knew just where the best spot was. If you are planning to use this place for stopover, it’s located on the right hand side of the highway travelling north. If there aren’t any signposts, look out for the lake on your right, approximately 20 kms north of Cue, which you can’t miss. If you pass the end of the lake you’ll need to back track, (as we did). The entrance is on the Cue side of the lake. For the best spot drive as far as the track will take you. It’s worth it.