Corner Country Broken Hill to Sydney Tibooburra Bourke Darling River Macquarie Marshes Outback NSW 5 days

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  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Product code: 50DBS5

Corner Country Bourke Darling River Macquarie Marshes Broken Hill to Sydney Outback NSW 5 days

Explore the Far West of NSW as we travel up the mighty Darling River Run from Wilcannia to Bourke with a visit to White Cliffs opals fields & miners stores.

Highlights

  • Broken Hill to Sydney
  • Packsaddle & Milparinka historic site
  • Depot Glen & Pooles Grave
  • Tibooburra granites, pastoral, art and mining history
  • Dog Fence & NSW State border
  • White Cliffs Opal fields (sleep underground)
  • Darling River Run via Tilpa & Louth
  • Gundabooka National Park & Aboriginal rock art
  • Bourke - river cruise
  • Brewarrinna - ancient fish traps
  • Macquarie Marshes overnight by the wetlands - great bird spotting
  • Mudgee wine tasting
  • Blue Mountains

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart Broken Hill through the Barrier Range on the Silver City Highway via Packsaddle for Milparinka and Depot Glen, where explorer Charles Sturt spent 6 months in 1845 with a team of men, waiting for rain and cooler conditions. This area has been extensively mined for tin, lead and gold and operated large sheep stations. Appreciate this once thriving gold mining town at the restored Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum.  Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450 million-year-old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We check out the Tibooburra pubs and considerable town and mining history before overnight here at Family Hotel or Granites Motel BLD

Day 2 - Today we are heading into the Sturt Desert & Sturt National park, crossing the Grey Range with a stop at Fort Grey. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands. After some great opportunities for photos, we pass through the Dog Fence and arrive at Cameron Corner on the 3 states corner (NSW, SA & QLD) for a thirst quencher and souvenirs, and check out the "Corner Store" (conditional on the border being open).

Travel to White Cliffs and explore the opal mines history, and maybe find some local opal bargains. Then to our overnight accommodation underground BLD

Day 3 - Now to the Darling River Run via Wilcannia, with once a bustling port for the paddle steamers, now with its beautiful and historic sandstone public architecture. On up the Darling River Run to river towns of Louth & Tilpa - with a cuppa and tour at the famous Dunlop Station. Dunlop Station is an historic sheep station property located on the Darling River. Once a million acres it has a 45 stand shearing shed which was the first shed to have mechanical shears. with the check out the paddle boat and big wool and sheep station history of this region. Gundabooka National Park surrounds Mt Gundabooka and has unique Aboriginal Rock art to explore, including a pleasant and easy walk through this isolated National Park.  Overnight Bourke BLD

Day 4 - Check out Bourkes history and a riverboat cruise
before we head for Brewarrina on the Barwon River,  and the
40,000-year-old Aboriginal Fish Traps - still working. The Brewarrina
fish traps are one of the oldest man-made structures on earth. This
elaborate network of rock weirs and pools stretches for around half a
kilometre along the riverbed and was built by ancient tribes, to catch
fish as they swam upstream. Heading south tt the Ramsar listed Macquarie Marshes we
watch the many waterbirds late afternoon before overnight at the nearby
Willie Retreat (option for the birdies) or Coonamble Motel BLD


Day 5 - An early start for a bush walk in the Warrumbungles before travels via to the Mudge vineyards for a wine tasting. Travel the scenic Victoria Pass via Lithgow, see the Zig Zag Railway and Grose Valley before arrival back in Sydney around 6 pm


All tours require a minimum of 2 passengers for departure. If you require a booking for 1 person please call us direct to confirm minimum numbers have been met prior to booking online.

Inclusions –

  • 4 nights Hotel Motel Accommodation - twin share or single supplement available - see booking link
  • Genuine small group tour vehicle - usually max. 4 per 4WD Landcruisers
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • All meals
  • Paddleboat cruise at Bourke
  • Wild wildlife!!
  • National Parks entry fees.
  • Tour price supports Outback Kids & Nature Care projects.

BOOK HERE Or Call 0417 244 600 or 1300 763 188