We'd been told the road was impassible when wet (so hoped for dry weather) would be terribly rough (it wasn't), not suitable for a caravan (it was) and that we should stay for sunset (so hoped for clouds) and dawn was great too (mmm ... I don't like dawn). Fearing a nasty drive over corrigated dirt track after dark we decided to leave the van at Mildura and stay over at Mungo Lodge ... very pleasant and it needed to be at 5 star inner city prices!!
But oh it was lovely to find respite from the heat and have a nice dinner before heading off into the sunset. Let's see tomorrow whether it was worth the price.