When we arrived in Warialda we stopped for lunch and checked out a camp area called Cranki Rock, which came up on "Wiki Camps", at the info centre. We liked the sound of it so we decided to go there.
It is only 6 km out of Warialda to the east and although we are heading south, that is something nothing. The road from the highway in is only 3 km but it was very corrugated so very slow but it was worth it.
Once again we were the only ones staying but this time there was a caretaker there, at least at night although he works in town during the day. There are only 3 powered sites and we set up next to the unisex, handicap ensuite amenity so we virtually had our own ensuite for the 2 nights we were there.
The area is an animal refuge and we had emus, kangaroos, peacocks, possums, not to mention a cow and calf wandering through as well as many birds including king parrots, cockatoos, galahs and kookaburras. On the second day, early before it got hot, we climbed Cranki Rock, (from which a Chinaman supposedly threw himself when being pursued by a lynch mob) for a lovely view of the surrounding area. There is a pool at the base of the rock but the water level is too low now for swimming.
This is a lovely spot at $11 a night for power but no water (well there is some drinking water available in a tank).