7 Days Broken Hill Tibooburra White Cliffs Bourke Darling River Macquarie Marshes NSW Outback
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney, NSW
- Product code: 50DBS7
Cameron Corner Country Bourke Darling River Macquarie Marshes Broken Hill to Sydney Outback NSW 7 days
Small group (max. 4 per 4WD) to explore the Far West of NSW with Broken Hill, Darling River Run from Wilcannia to Bourke with a visit to White Cliffs opals fields & miners stores, Bourke, Brewarrina from Sydney Return
- Sydney to Broken Hill and return to Sydney
- Parkes Radio Telescope – The Dish
- Menindee – Lakes & Burke & Wills Camp
- Return optional tours or meets rail to Sydney or Adelaide
- Packsaddle & Milparinka historic site
- Tibooburra granites, pastoral, art and mining history
- Dog Fence & NSW State border
- White Cliffs Opal fields (sleep underground)
- Darling River Run via Pooncarie, Menindee Lakes, Wilcannia Tilpa & Louth
- Gundabooka National Park & Aboriginal rock art
- Bourke - "Jandra" paddle boat river cruise and Aboriginal & Pioneer history
- Brewarrinna - ancient fish traps 40,000 years old
- Macquarie Marshes - great bird spotting
- Blue Mountains
Day 1 – Depart Sydney for the Blue Mountains with morning tea at stunning views from Govetts Leap over the Grose Valley. Moving on via Lithgow to Bathurst and the fascinating history of the gold rush and Cobb & Co coaches. We travel via Orange to near Parkes to visit The Dish Exhibition Centre at the giant CSIRO operated radiotelescope that brought the 1st moon landing images to Earth. Back in Parkes, and less famous is the King's Castle, Australia's very own Elvis Presley museum created by the original yellow Wiggle Greg Page.
Heading west we travel beside the Indian Pacific railway route and visit Manildra, Bogan Gate and Condobolin, in extensive Murray Darling Basin wheat, grain, sheep and cattle producing areas with a taste of the far west of NSW. Arrive for overnight at Lake Cargellico.
Day 2 - We depart for Hillston, once an important stop for the stagecoaches of Cobb and Co. then on via Ivanhoe on the Cobb Highway, part of the Kidman Way. Arriving in Menindee we visit Kinchega National Park, to view the birdlife of Menindee Lakes then to nearby Burke and Wills camp on the banks of the Darling River. It's now a short hop to Broken Hill for dinner at the famous & delicious Mario’s Palace Hotel (full of the original murals from Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame) Overnight Broken Hill.
Day X – OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY TO Explore Broken Hill highlights (your choice) options include Pro Hart Gallery, The Line of Lode Lookout, a mine tour, and Miners Memorial plus Desert Sculptures or Lake Mungo or Mutawintji National Parks (optional extra day tour) for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history. Please ask if wanting this option.
Day 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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. Check out the paddle steamer 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 6 - 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 7 - 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.
- 6 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.
- Cameron Corner overnight if QLD border is open in lieu of Tibooburra overnight.
BOOK HERE Or Call 0417 244 600 or 1300 763 188