Explore Dubbo NSW
Two years ago I went driving heading up to Dubbo central NSW, it was over 850km drive, I had left at night time from Bendigo about 9pm and had to be up there at 8am plenty of time. The idea for driving at night was to avoid all the traffic, a lovely quite night time driving the only dramas I had was looking out for the kangaroos, and they were huge hundreds and hundreds of them. I had my Toyota landcruiser and had excellent lights that I was eager to try also, they were excellent, would light up the road 8 km in front of me it was like driving in daylight. These new HD lights put out a pure white light and only run a 30amp globe they were dangerous for upcoming traffic.
The kangaroos I’d never seen so many and you’d be travelling at the road speed limit of110km/hr the roos would sit on the edge of the roads and if I’d stick my arm out I’d be slapping kangaroos all the way to NSW. Finally got to my destination Dubbo, nice lovely place there were a lot of aboriginals in and around Dubbo, I didn’t stay long and I was back on the road to Bendigo again, I left about 10 am and on the way back home I always wanted to see the Parks radio telescope.
The Parkes Observatory is a huge radio telescope located 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes,
It was one of several radio antennas used to receive live, televised images of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969. The primary observing instrument is the 64-metre movable dish telescope, second largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the first large movable dishes in the world for deep space explorations, still used to this day. A good place to stop and visit if anyone ever had the opportunity, it is located 10km of the main highway, and you could see the huge structure from miles and miles away. An excellent tourist attraction and will be visiting is place again soon.
By Bill Fiskilis