Outback NSW


Outback national parks

In outback national parks, you'll discover sun-baked sand dunes as well as lush wetlands teeming with wildlife. Spend some time exploring the back roads and walking tracks of these parks to discover the fascinating story of the plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh environment.

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  • Mungo National Park

About Outback NSW

For millennia, the region's Aboriginal inhabitants have appreciated the harsh but fragile natural beauty of Outback NSW. Today, you can see astonishing Aboriginal rock art, some 30,000 years old, at sites in Mutawintji National Park at Broken Hill. Similarly, you can find the remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman, dating back 40,000 years, at Mungo National Park, which falls within the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

Some of the most remote areas in NSW are here – Lightning Ridge, Broken Hill, White Cliffs and Corner Country. They also offer some unique attractions, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service Education Centre and the Living Desert Sculptures in the Living Desert Reserve. The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre in Bourke is also well worth a visit.

In Outback NSW, you'll find comfortable accommodation, great food and a warm welcome wherever you go. Consider a houseboat holiday in Wentworth, a caravan fishing trip to Brewarrina, or a bushwalking excursion to Cobar.

Best of outback camping

Outback Mungo National Park

Discover the rich history of Kinchega National Park with an overnight stay at the Kinchega Woolshed. Another great experience is bush camping at Coach and Horses campground in Paroo-Darling National Park, beside the Darling River.

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  • Outback travel tips

    Take a journey through Outback NSW you've got 527,648kms to explore. Plan your journey using helpful itineraries created by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


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Local areas

  • Bourke Area Historic river port and gateway to outback NSW
  • Brewarrina Area Rich in Aboriginal culture, surrounded by rugged landscape.
  • Broken Hill Area Built on world's largest silver-lead-zinc mine and base for exploring Outback
  • Cobar Area Uncover Cobar's mining and pastoral history.
  • Corner Country Area Straddles NSW, Queensland and South Australia borders in Outback NSW.
  • Lightning Ridge Area See rare black opal mined and artesian baths in an Outback setting.
  • White Cliffs Area Visit White Cliffs underground opal mines, Tilpa and Wilcannia.