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Cameron Corner

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Views [306]

Sturt National Park is one of the largest national parks in NSW.  There is a look out there which is a jump-up (an escarpment).  It is similar to a mini grand canyon.  Simply lovely.  We felt like the only people in the world.

From the national park you reach Cameron Corner.  Cameron Corner is the point where three states meet.  So you can stand in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales all at one time.  We opened the gate on the famous dingo fence (the longest fence in the world) and drove into South Australia.    The permanent population of Cameron Corner is just one dog and two people – the couple who run the store/caravan park/tri-state golf course.  (You can play three holes in each of the three states).

The camp dog befriended us and joined us on a walk along the dingo fence.  The sand was ultra fine and a deep rust red colour.  We found an enormous kangaroo skeleton that would have stood about 7 feet tall. 

In the bar area, there’s a permanent sign at one of the tables: Bernie’s Spot.  It is for a man who turns up every few months and has a beer and he always sits in the same seat.  So I sat in my namesake’s chair and had a beer too, while wondering what sort of a life he leads, to end up way out here in the outback on a regular basis.

While we set up our tents and cooked our meal, the camp dog brought a rock to us and placed it at our feet for us to throw it to him!  There were several signs in the camping area saying that if you threw a rock to their dog you would have to donate $20 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service!  The poor darling needs a tennis ball!  So if you ever travel to Cameron Corner, bring a ball with you to give to the dog.  There’s nowhere out there you can buy one and it will save his teeth!

This is Cameron Corner

This is Cameron Corner

Tags: cameron corner, dingo fence, dog, golf, outback, rfds, royal flying doctor service, sturt national park

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