Took our time stocking up and etc. and left Penrith for Sofala, New South Wales with our new australiaourway.com signwriting and two lucky horseshoes Mike dug up whilst fossicking for gold.
Did the research before we left: Telstra signals, camp sites that will house a big rig…..
But we arrived at our proposed camp site late in the day, too dark to see enough as to whether we could drive to the campsite. If we ventured along the track – would there be room enough to turn around and came back out if there were problems? So instead, we travelled the short distance to Wattle Flat to stay the night.
The campsite is within the Wattle Flat Heritage area and entrance to it is via a wide passage between two private properties, south of the town, off Peel Road, slightly south of the intersection of Limekilns Road, where Peel Road becomes Sofala Road.
Cost is $5 a night and payable at one of the stores in town, as you leave. Under cover picnic table and benches. Toilets. However this area has not had rain in six months and the toilets had to be closed.
Information is on site with respect to the Heritage areas north and south of the camping grounds and the maps mark points of interest – eg. old gold diggings and mines, picnic areas, look-out – and the trails throughout that can be walked and/or for 4WD. We plan to be back another day to look around the Heritage areas.