We had planned on free camping at Mutawinji National Park with our National Park pass, but it was closed due to the weather, forcing us to stay in a Caravan Park in Broken Hill. That was a real bummer because this caravan park shows why caravan parks get a bad rap.
We were packed in like sardines. We had maybe a metre between us and the next guy. Someone had already set up in our assigned spot, so we had to go back to the office to tell them the lot number that was available. Loud music blared. Trash was littered all over the grounds. We were lucky to find a new spot actually; there were just a few spaces left. Nevertheless, we could shower in the semi-clean facilities and resupply the Mighty Rattler with water and electricity.
The next morning, we topped up on petrol and supplies in town. Our plan was to drive to Cobar to spend the night before heading back to Sydney. We weren’t exactly looking forward to another campground, but we’re new to the campervan idea and really didn’t know what other alternative we had. Our idea was to take advantage of a parking lot in Cobar we saw on the way through, which allowed campervans to park legally for a few days.