Leaving Renmark on the Sturt Highway, we drove over the Paringa suspension bridge, built in 1927 and one of only four still spanning the Murray River. We travelled through Yamba – the quarantine check point, and in no time we crossed the border from South Australia into Victoria and on to Mildura where on crossing The George Chaffey Bridge over the Murray River, we crossed a second border, into New South Wales. We had been in Victoria a little over an hour.
Approximately 20.kms on from Mildura, we reached our free camp site on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, at Bottle Bend Road, Monak. No facilities, but a large camping area and the beauty of the river.