Lake Cargelligo is a great for Free Camping

What a marvellous oasis in the Lachlin Shire. It is relatively unknown by the travelling public. I had never heard of it until we were pouring over our maps. There are a few free camping spots around the place as well as a private caravan park which looked very clean.

We free camped right on the water's edge at Frogs Hollow on the eastern approach to town within walking distance to town. There is also Dead Man's Point and if you really like to get away from the town there's lots of spots along the water's edge at the Weir but you'll be travelling some 10km on a very dusty road to get there. It was recommended to us but I am glad we stayed at Frogs Hollow.

A few neighbours but still not crowded

Whether you are here for a weekend or a week or so, this place is a great place to put the feet up for a getaway. You could throw a line out but my neighbours weren't haven't any success in catching anything. The bird life is abundant and includes ducks, pelicans and parrots.

Sunrise on Lake Cargelligo if you're up early enough

The town, though small is very friendly. We certainly enjoyed a light lunch at the takeaway there watching the people passing in and around town. There is a wonderful little old wares shop where I bought a couple of baskets, and Rob bought me a bangle and an old fashioned brass compass in a case.

You get to see some marvellous sunsets on the road

It was great to start to see some repeat neighbours, people we've met previously, that are sometimes overlapping our stays at some of the camp sites. Spencer and Dawn are one such couple. It was very hot here with the temperature up around the 35 degree mark but since it is such a dry heat, and we are not working in it, we don't even get a sweat going. It certainly helps that there is a fabulous breeze sweeping in over the lake to keep the air circulating too!

Rob took some time out from fixing bits n bobs too!
Rob did some repair work on the motorhome. The door catch was not working properly, the hot water contact points were rusty, a folding stool was wobbly and needed bracing. Also one of the LED light strips had partly blown and giving us insufficient light for working by, especially if I wanted to do my craft at night. Rob was quite happy with the duller light, but he fixed it for me! ;) It seems there's always something that needs attending in an RV.


  1. Glad to read that you are still enjoying what Mother Nature offers for free.
    Belated Happy Anniversary to you kids.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We hope to be on the road for 4-6 months if our health holds out. In the meantime, we'll enjoy what we can. I see you are on the countdown to going full time. Good Luck.

  2. It just sounds lovely. I hope Peter and i can do a trip like that one day. Meanwhile Mittagong here we come!

    1. It is about the lifestyle or time out - not about when and where!
      Mittagong will be good if a little cool.


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