The day was bright and sunny and excellent for travel. I drove through to Muswellbrook where I stopped and photographed the local Showground. There is plenty of room here and the Showground is so large that you do get some insulation from traffic noise. It is quite close to the local Aldi Supermarket. Some of the powered sites are undercover which would be excellent in stormy weather. There is another cluster of powered sites at the northern end of the Showground.
I then drive north of the town to photograph the Vietnam Memorial Rest Area which is okay for a brief stop at two noisy to stay overnight. The memorial has been very well designed and pays due tribute to those who fought in the Vietnam war.
I then drove to Aberdeen to photograph the rest area which is just north of the town. There is plenty of parking for caravans and RVs beside the rest area in a one way street.
When I left Aberdeen I turned right and drove to Gundy which is a tiny little village with basically only a pub and a shop. I photograph the Gundy Recreation Grounds which seem to only have a limited number of power sites. The area is reasonably flat and quite scenic but unfortunately there is no mobile reception in the town either from Optus or Telstra. You can see a photograph of the camping area below.
I left Gundy at lunchtime eating an apple and drove to Scone which is only 19 km away. I refuelled at Scone and was intending to photograph the two caravan parks in the town but unfortunately it was not possible to find parking on the New England Highway.
I then proceeded on to the Burning Mountain Reserve which is a lovely spot to stop and rest beside the New England highway. It is a little bit back from the highway but the traffic noise would be an issue if you decided to stay here overnight.
My final job was to photograph the rest area north of Blandford and this is a day stop area only. However there is a large cleared section beside the rest area where it would be possible to overnight but again it is beside the highway so noise would be an issue.