Free camping at Woomelang

One of the beauties of free camping is that you might be stopping in an area you might otherwise skip. If it is adjacent to a  town or village then it is quite likely to be an important aid to its survival. Please don't forget to the locals and visit the local shops and businesses.

There’s a free camp here that asks for donation for clean toilets, with a hot shower and powered sites available. A nice bricked fire pit with seats is on site too. It is a small park only suitable for maybe 4 vans providing the drivers are considerate. Any large rigs eg 12m long bus types can easily park on the street frontage in front of the toilet block. You can still hook up to a water tap. The power might be more difficult as the power is close to the centre of the parking/camping area.

Here this town is doing is quite tough with the general store, the petrol station, as well as the usual fire brigade and op shops are manned by volunteers. What an awesome community spirit this town has. They were so very friendly too as I found on my walks around this little town.

We’ll stay put a couple of nights and enjoy a brief respite from our travels.. It is also a good place to be based for reaching the northern end of the Victorian Painted Silos Trails, which we'll showcase in a separate post just on the painted silos soon.

The first of the silos from the northern end

I love the opportunity to sit back and relax whether it be doing some crafts, reading a book or catching up on my internet and blogs. What was a delightful joy was to meet a fellow crafter who camped there on our 2nd night. She creates hand felted fabrics and showed me the divine jacket she had made. She also crochets whilst her husband drives. A pity I didn't get any photos.(It was too dark for my photographic skills)

1 comment:

  1. I love these small country towns where locals are doing what they can to support their town. And what a great thing they are doing. Firstly the people are welcoming and friendly which is so welcome and nice after a long day in the car. The town community has often put a big effort into providing the travellers with a quiet enviroment and perfectly adequate toilet facilities and water. All they hope for is that you will spent a dollar in their town....and you should. We make every effort to save an empty tank for them and top up whatever groceries we can. It is a two way street where everyone wins. I always mention to the merchant I am spending my money with them as my way if saying 'Thank you' for the cheap/free facilities.
    Travelling overseas is OK, but spending your hard earned in Oz is better.


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