Have you been to Bowning, New South Wales? Our first stop was Bowning Hotel – just down the road from the campsite!
As we walked in I looked up to one of my favourites poems. “Clancy of the Overflow” adorns the bar.
Established in 1870, the pub is proud of their past patron, Banjo Patterson.
In fact, it is said that Banjo Patterson had a drink in town with fellow poet, Henry Lawson. These two Aussie writers were known for ‘the Bulletin debate’, discussing our national identity and whether bush life was romanticised by writers.
The well shaded, well equipped campsite is at Bowning Recreation Ground. It is pet friendly with toilets, picnic tables and mobile coverage. The site welcomes all camping from tents to Big Rigs.
There is a donation box, and this has been updated in the CAMPS books. It is collected by Lions Club and proceeds are directed to Bowning community projects.
We drove past two beautiful churches in town, and you can also drop into the well known Rollonin Cafe with their replica slab hut.
The town is an early settlement in the Yass Valley, which is full of lovely villages, wineries and scenic drives, and not far from Canberra, ACT.
Bowning is 11 km north west of Yass, off the Hume Highway. A dump point is in Yass.
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