On the Barwon River, 122km north-west of Moree in outback New South Wales, Mungindi exemplifies a truly Australian bush town. Here the country can be harsh and unforgiving, as the local farmers battle the elements to grow their wheat, fatten their cattle and protect the wool on the backs of their sheep. The famous and succulent Murray cod - Australia’s very best-eating freshwater fish - can be found in the Barwon and Boomi Rivers, along with freshwater crayfish. Kangaroos, emus, wild pigs, cockatoos, galahs, kookaburras, goannas and dingoes ensure that you’ll run the full gamut of native wildlife in this four-wheel drive country, while introduced pests such as foxes, rabbits and feral cats cause their share of mayhem among the local flora and fauna. Mungindi straddles both the Barwon and the Queensland-NSW border. It is a location which presents obvious problems, especially during Daylight Saving when New South Welshmen advance their clocks by one hour and when one of the town's two police station takes its orders from Sydney and the other from Brisbane. Still, in times of stress the locals and their visitors can always go fishing.