Dawson River Rest Area – T, S, B, OR, BR, D. 7 km’s east of Moura by the Dawson River, no camping near day and boat ramp. Large grassy area, trees for shade. Shower $1 to operate. Toilets old, stained, donations requested for up keep of facilities. As you come into town on the right hand side there is a truck wash down area. Next to that, town side is water for filling up your water tank. Dump point is just past the town, turn left just after the railway line, on the left. Dawson River is a Popular spot. Rating – 4
Our one night stop at Swinging Bridge near Cooyar.
12/04/14 – We arrived at Nuga Nuga National Park mid afternoon. Quick set-up and then arvo tea with our friends who had been there for a few days.
We had an awesome view of the lake, a great sight to wake up to every morning. The morning sun shown on the trees giving them a ghost like appearance. Unfortunately we didn’t see the sun for a few days though, with light rain for the first few days.
The water level in the lake was several meters lower than last Easter and no water lilies this time. The water was shallow for a long way into the lake making if difficult to get the kayak in. We did finally get to see some sun 🙂
Unfortunately Kate was sick with a cold and spent many nights coughing, so we didn’t do a lot in the time we had at Nuga Nuga. It was just lovely to just chill out a relax for a few days chatting and laughing with good company and chasing the odd bird or two. The birds were a long way from the shore and not to keen on having their photo taken.
The sun came out briefly, this was the best sunset we had.
Wed 16/04/14 – We left Nuga Nuga and headed to the Dawson River Rest Area 7km outside Moura. We were fortunate to get a couple of spots along the back fence line which happens to be the furthest spot away from the road. The place was already pretty full. The toilet block has showers $1 coin slot for 2 min shower, they also ask for donations for the up keep of the place.
We had fun photographing the kites and the skiers on the water until the black clouds came rolling in. The storm did cool things down, we had rain on and off for the next few hrs. There are loads of mossies here.
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