After a couple of nights at Gundagai I headed south on the Hume Highway before turning right and heading west through Wagga Wagga and along the Sturt Highway.
I stopped at Darlington Point on the way through to Hay. Hay had heaps to do. A very nice town with a campground beside the Murrumbidgee River and a short walk into town. They have 4 seperate museums, only 2 of which were open. One of the museums is actually housed within the High School. The school is called Hay War Memorial High School. It was established in 1923 as a memorial to those that served in WW1 and has maintained close community ties with the town and district. There was a lovely walking path around the river that included a number of sculptures (all by John Wood) and the Shearer’s Outback Centre was interesting, honouring all those involved in the wool industry.
West of Hay is Balranold which was also a nice town where I had a wander around. Then it was on to Euston which is close to the Murray River and I followed the Murray from there to Monak.
I stayed at a lovely campsite beside the Murray River at Monak which is on the NSW side near Mildura. Right on the edge of the river I couldn’t believe I had the site to myself. Very tranquil. Then it was a short drive to Buronga and across the Murray.