It is adventure and inspiration. It is freedom and wonder. It is ours and it’s just around the corner. FAR WEST NSW – this is where your next adventure begins.
Abounding in nature’s gifts and home to beauty rich and rare – Outback NSW is the land that Australians sing about. It is the home of far-reaching blue skies, brilliant sunsets and the countless stars that they give birth to – the land where darkness never truly falls. Here residents breathe air fresh and cool, in the quiet of nights so silent that you could hear a kangaroo’s footstep. And travellers journey through landscapes of red desert sands and sprawling salt bush plains. From jump- ups and sand dunes to national parks and creek beds lined with majestic red river gums, our roads lead through country filled with an abundance of unique and rare bird and wildlife, between townships steeped in Australian culture and history.
This stunning outback region has plenty of authentic, colourful and exciting opportunities to offer travellers. Holiday-makers, families, retirees, 4WD-enthusiasts, wanderlust travellers and artists of all descriptions, will all find an array of experiences to pique their curiosity and enliven their sense of adventure. With a recent abundance of rain drenching the sun-kissed soils of Outback NSW, residents and travellers are looking forward a spectacular season with blankets of wild flowers, increased wild life activity and a plethora of birdlife predicted for the months ahead. Whether or not you’ve been here before, chances are you haven’t come close to seeing it all. Now is the time to visit!
Reconnect with your Australian heritage. Far west NSW is home to Australia’s first heritage listed city, Broken Hill. Best known as the birth place of BHP, this mining community offers a dynamic art scene with multiple galleries, including that of renowned artist Pro Hart, heritage listed buildings and old-world charm. It is the hub of a variety of popular tourist destinations including cinematic gem Silverton, the home of Mad Max 2 and artist John Dynon. A short drive from Broken Hill will find you in the wetlands of Menindee and Kinchega National Park, or the ‘land of green grass and water holes’ Mutawintji National Park. With a population of over 15,000 people, it is one of the largest communities in the corner country, and the perfect beginning for any outback adventure.
Discover Australian culture. Far West NSW offers travellers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the pastoral and indigenous cultures that have shaped our modern day nation. There are multiple opportunities to visit working sheep and cattle stations on station stays, with some offering overnight accommodation in renovated and sometimes luxurious shearers’ quarters.
For those wishing to take a step further back into time, the region is home to a number of Australia’s most sacred indigenous sites, including one of Australia’s most extensive rock art collections. Take the time to visit the popular Mutawintji National Park, an ancient meeting place for Indigenous Aboriginal groups wishing to trade goods, exchange news or conduct ceremonies. Or walk amidst the lunettes of Mungo National Park, to the place where remnants of human occupation date back over 40,000 years. Get the most out of your adventure by booking on board a tour with one of the regions award-winning tour companies.
Experience the character of the corner country. From unique townships such as white cliffs (where residents literally live their lives underground) to the regional community Tibooburra known as the most remote community in NSW and often described as the hottest – travellers can participate in indigenous and river heritage at Wilcannia, try ‘noodling’ for opal in White Cliffs, or follow the Dingo Fence through the red sands dunes of the Corner Country to touch the famous Corner Post where the three states meet. Marvel at the conditions faced by Australia’s early explorers as you follow in the footsteps of Australian explorers such as Burke and Wills, whose ill-fated expedition began at Menindee before heading north past Innamincka and then back to a fatal ending at the “dig tree”. Or settle into the easy pace of outback living and take the time to meet the laid-back and quirky characters that call this sometimes harsh land home, exchange stories and share some laughs at a local pub.
Stunning locations. Visit some of Australia’s most iconic destinations with a number of protected national parks on offer in the Far West Region. From the jump-ups and gibber plains of Sturt National Park, the sand dunes and lunettes of Mungo National Park, and the red river gums, water holes and cultural art works of Mutawintji National Park – you’ll be inspired by Australia’s natural beauty and amazed at how diverse our country can be.
With plenty to see and do in the Far West NSW you’ll never get bored, and with such a variety of locations and experiences to choose from, there’s sure to be something to suit you. But why believe us? Go and see it for yourself! Plan your next adventure today!
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