The Inaugural Camp Stool Safari is run and hosted by Camp Mother Lynne Hocking of Australia’s Gay Nomads.
Through research they have conducted on Australia’s Gay Nomads Facebook page they have established the need for GLBTQI friendly, Dog friendly Tag Along Road Trips. So they created Camp Stool Safaris to bring together like-minded travellers and travel “off the straight and narrow”. Anyone can tow a van along a highway and stop at flash camp grounds but those who want to immerse themselves and have an extraordinary experience then a Camp Stool Safari is the adventure to join.
The first Camp Stool Safari travels The Long Paddock from Echuca (Mathoura) to Wilcannia and across to the Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill.
For those of you unfamiliar with The Long Paddock the drive promises a truly unique outback adventure.
Named after the travelling stock routes that traverse outback Australia.The Long Paddock Touring Route follows the stock route along the The Cobb Highway from Echuca- Moama on the Victorian border, through to Wilcannia leading to the iconic outback towns of Bourke, Broken Hill & White Cliffs. The touring route takes you past major public artworks and 47 information panels that tell the story of the region.
The Camp Stool Safari begins on Friday 6th September 2019 at Mathoura in Victoria. In Mathoura they expect to meet the only gay in the village, which should be a hoot. Then they hitch up and hit the road to Deniliquin and Hay where you as a lucky participant will get to see the World’s Largest Red Gum Forest, Take a walk along Gulpa Creek and checkout the birdlife in the Murray Valley National Park. See the Home of the Deni Ute Muster and knock back a cold one at Pretty Pine Pub. Camp in Hay home of the Rainbow Plains Festival and the Shear Outback Museum.
This is remote travelling at its best as you head to Ivanhoe and have an ale at the isolated One Tree Hotel. Pop in to meet the locals at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel. Then you hit the dirt road for 70km to take you into Wilcannia. You will camp on the banks of the Darling River which may or may not have water flowing.
Then it is off to Broken Hill for an afternoon Camp Stool Safari Happy Hour with the other travellers meeting you at The Hill for the Broken Heel Festival.
It will be a casual and immersive trek through remote outback NSW in the safety of fellow GLBTQI travellers.
firstname.lastname@example.org is available to answer any questions you may have about joining the Camp Stool Safari Sept 2019.
Camp Mother Lynne and her partner Linda will be staying at the following parks. The sites are held under the name Australia’s Gay Nomads. The contact details:
- Mathoura – Gulpa Retreat $30 per powered site per night email@example.com 0427 580 904
- Hay – Hay Caravan Park $29 per powered site per night (02) 6993 1415 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ivanhoe Caravan Park $28 per powered site per night email@example.com (02) 6995 1187
- Wilcannia Warrawong On The Darling firstname.lastname@example.org $40 per powered site per night. 1300 688 225