Bengalla Reserve – F, OR, B, W, M, D,ND, BR – There are several free camping areas along the Dumesque River not far out of Goondiwindi. Bengalla Reserve, is the fourth one along, the camping areas are sign posted on the main road, there is also a blue skip bin up near the main road. As you enter the reserve you can turn left or right, with the main one running along the top of the bank following the river.
It’s a big area with plenty of flat areas overlooking the river to camp. Also several very large areas away from the river. Even if this place was busy you would still find places to camp. There are roads leading off every where. We really like this place. Rating – 6
Don’t you just love GPS’s especially on country roads. They take you on roads you wouldn’t think of traveling up and down windy roads, past lovely vistas. Try and send you up some dirt road short cut, or just try and tell you to turn down a road that just isn’t there and then get you lost. I’m sure they do it deliberately and have a little laugh about it, we call ours Bossy Betsy.
Eventually we made it to our last stop for the trip, Heifer Creek Thiess Memorial. Rather a pleasant surprise as you come up a steep hill into an open green grass area with plenty of trees for shade next to the creek. There are long drop toilets, bins and several tables. Not a bad one night stop. A memorial commemorates the contribution of the Thiess Brothers (Bert and Leslie) to Australian earth moving.