Darling River Run Macquarie Marshes Sydney to Broken Hill Outback NSW 6 days
- Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney, NSW
- Product code: 50DSM6
Departs Sydney to Warrumbungles, Macquarie Marshes, Brewarrina Bourke, Louth, Dunlop Station, Tilpa, White Cliffs, Broken Hill. Then meet optional tours to Lake Eyre, Innaminka, Dig Tree, Cameron Corner Country
Explore the Far West of Outback NSW with Silo Art, Gundabooka Rock Art, Mootwingee NP option, Broken Hill, Darling River Run from Bourke to Bourke with a visit to White Cliffs opals fields, Bourke river cruise, Sydney to Broken Hill timed with rail return options.
Travel down the mighty Darling River Run from Bourke to Wilcannia then Broken Hill, with a visit to White Cliffs opals fields & miners stores.
Our tours are small group adventures for people who love to connect with regional Australia and particularly regional and outback New South Wales. Our small group tours travel in Land Cruiser vehicles
Day 1 —- SYDNEY, MUDGEE GULGONG, COONABARABRAN -
Depart Sydney via Bells Line of Road, via Mt Tomah with spectacular views of the Grose Valley, and look at the Zig Zag Railway at Clarence. From Lithgow we are now a short drive to Mudgee where we'll taste some local wines and have lunch in a vineyard. BLCheck out Poets Corner, on the way to Gulgong - the town that was on the $10 note. This small village from the gold rush days is a delight to take in the regional history and historic buildings. We travel via Dunedoo, known for its poetry, hospitality, and name, then check out the murals of Mendooran before overnight Coonabarabran LD
Day 2 — Warrumbungle Bushwalk, Coonamble silo art, Macquarie Marshes, Brewarrina fish traps, Bourke
The Warrumbungles are calling and we take an approximate 1 hour walk with views of the spectacular breadknife from Camp Blackman. Burbie Canyon walking track is a gentle 2km stroll through a sandstone gorge and is particularly popular for birdwatching. On return we have a tour of Siding Springs Observatory, home to Australia’s largest optical telescope.Heading west now via silo art in Coonamble then to Macquarie Marshes a UNESCO registered site of outstanding value as one of the most important wetland areas in the world. It is one of the most crucial breeding sites for waterbirds in Australia, with 77 species, along with over 150 other birds, as well as fish, turtles, frogs, snakes and mammals. Travel on via 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. Overnight Bourke. Meals: BLD
Day 3 - BOURKE, Cruise on The Darling On The Jandra paddleboat, Gundabooka National Park
The impressive ‘Back O’Bourke’ centre showcases the early days of Bourke and beyond. Discover the ‘Outback’ life of Henry Lawson, the search for an inland sea. Marvel at the stories of the ‘women of the west’ including Nancy Bird Walton, who flew an air ambulance here in the 1930’s. Stop by the 110 year old Morrall’s bakery for a pie or pastry, follow the Heritage Trail through town, or visit the grave of Fred Hollows. Cruise along the Darling on the Jandra, an historic paddle boat to recall the river boat history. In recent years Bourke has undergone a remarkable revitalisation and is now a shining light in positive indigenous opportunities. Take a cultural walk to learn about the history of Aboriginal people in Bourke and the personal connection formed with the land and it’s richness. Now to Gundabooka National Park which surrounds Mt Gundabooka and has unique Aboriginal Rock art to explore, including a pleasant and easy walk through this isolated National Park.Overnight Bourke. Meals: BLD
Day 4 - Paddle Boat cruise, explore Bourke then enjoy Gundabooka National Park (scenic walks & Aboriginal rock art), and travel the banks of Australia’s longest, the Darling River via historic Louth, and Tilpa \plus Dunlop Station, a 45 stand and first mechanical woolshed owned by Sir Samuel McCaughey (Riverina irrigation pioneer) to Wilcannia and White Cliffs opal fields, then on to Overnight White Cliffs and sleep underground.
Day 5 - Explore White Cliffs settlement and opal fields, with at source opal buying opportunites, then back to the Darling River Run to Menindee & Menindee Lakes with Bourke & Wills camp, and Kinchega National Park before arriving Broken Hill for the evening and dinner at the famous Mario's Palace Hotel. Ibis or Desert Sands Hotel or similar for Overnight Broken Hill. B, L, Dinner own purchase at restaurant
Day 6 - Free time or depart for next tour to Corner Country or Lake Eyre - or explore Broken Hill. Tour completes after breakfast and hotel checkout at 10am
Return by train or plane, or continue to Lake Eyre or Cameron Corner Country & Tibooburra or Adelaide - or return to Sydney via Lake Mungo with connecting tours.eg Mungo National Park Tour to Sydney
All tours require a minimum of 2 passengers for departure. Should you require a booking for 1 person please call us direct to confirm minimum numbers have been met prior to booking online.Inclusions –
- 5 nights Hotel Motel Accommodation - twin share or single supplement available - see booking link
- Genuine small group tour vehicle - usually 4WD Landcruisers
- Professional Driver Guide
- All meals except 1 in broken Hill
- 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