Went off to Coolendel for the pre-Christmas recce and loved it despite the weather.
So much so that decided to spend Christmas there rather than just a few days afterwards.
Went down on the 21st and stayed until the 29th and it was great.
Now normally I don't like "campsites" and want bush camping but this place is a cross between the two. We stayed in the area called 'The Hideaway" and felt like (mostly) we were the only ones there. But having the benefit of popping to the shower block or the little shop/office to buy ice was great.
The river is a dream to paddle, swim or row on and although just after Christmas it was like Bondi at the rapids (the most accessible bit) a few yards up or down stream and you could float in peace with zero signs of humanity to see. Bliss.
Wildlife a plenty including the rather cute and brave Goanna's and a couple of beautiful Wrens that visited us every day. The Peafowls are something to be seen particularly the males. Not forgetting the Wallabies and the Wombat who came a calling every evening.
Now I know that the prices can be off putting to some but the charge is on a sliding scale based on the time of year and as we were there 8 nights they threw in a free night which was pretty descent. The facilities are well maintained and there are a few gas bbq's and sinks that can be used if desired.
Photos to follow once they have uploaded but basically Coolendel gets