Old Chums Track - Yellow Car Door Tour / by Ethan Astall

red, yellow, green, blue, orange car door? Are the wiggles on tour at lightning ridge..what’s happening. 

Driving down the Main Street of bitumen into town you’ll pass coloured signs pointing down dirt roads.

Each car door leads you down a different corrugated adventure to another “camp” of sorts that the locals call home, amongst these camps are walk in mines, art galleries, castles of some description, soft toys tied to tree and quirky humour painted everywhere including a KFC drive through sign.

YELLOW CAR DOOR

This tour takes you out of town and leads you all the way to a place called Lunatic Hill a place we visit later in the week. Old Chums Track takes you on a walk through people “camps” and deceased mine plots. Littered amongst the dust, sand, dirt, rock and opals is a not so friendly plant called “Hudsons pear” this specimen will pierce straight through any footwear you have and will show you absolutely no mercy. Every second camp seems to have a bus or even more upmarket a DOUBLE DECKER BUS, it’s like every double decker bus that was made or imported into Australia has ended up here and been turned into something from Madmax.

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