The first stop on our journey into Central Queensland, Mendooran is a small town of 500 people, on the Castlereagh River, 50 minutes outside of Dubbo, in Central New South Wales.
Why choose Mendooran for our first stopover? Two reasons, that I know of. It has a friendly country pub, the Royal, with fantastic meals and the prettiest free camp on the banks of the river with basic amenities.
The outside walls of the pub are painted with historic settlers murals.
How old fashioned and Aussie traditional is it that the boys go into the bar and the girls are required to go to the Ladies Lounge. The girls had the last laugh, we had a lovely warm fire.
We headed off in the morning for Gilgandra on our way to Queensland