Arts, culture and heritage in Wentworth
By 1879 Wentworth was the busiest inland port in NSW. Today, you can still experience the town's river-boat history and see the first Australia-designed courthouse and gaol in the country.
Wentworth is located at the meeting places of the Murray and Darling rivers in far south-western New South Wales.
Founded as a river port in the early 1850s, it had become the busiest inland port in Australia by the late 1870s. As an historic and important colonial-era river port, Wentworth has much to interest heritage fans. Wentworth Pioneer Museum has more than 3,000 exhibits including the fossilised remains of Australian mega fauna, and giant animals that became extinct around 20,000 years ago. Wentworth is a good staging point for tours of Mungo National Park.
From Wentworth, you can cruise the waterways on a riverboat tour, explore numerous sites associated with the indigenous Barkindji people and wander along self-guided heritage trails. Harry Narnya Tours runs cultural immersion tours through the region
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Walking across Perry Sandhills in Wentworth. Image Rob Blackburn
Lookout tower at the confluence of Murray and Darling Rivers in Wentworth, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
Roadsign for Wilcanna, Wentworth, Sydney, Adelaide and Menindee, Outback NSW.