Nature in Menindee
Menindee is the gateway to Kinchega National Park, where the Darling forms a chain of natural lakes. Make sure you see this amazing sight as the sun sets of the dead river gums in the lakes.
Located 110 km south-east of Broken Hill, this historic town in Outback NSW is surrounded by lakes fed by the Darling River. A water-storage project completed in the 1960s now supplies farms and orchards producing such crops as grapes, rockmelon, tomatoes and apricots.
Experts estimate that when full, the four lakes of the Menindee Lake System hold more than three times the volume of water of Sydney Harbour. Water sports such as sailing, swimming and skiing are popular on the Menindee Lakes.
Fishing opportunities are plentiful, with anglers easily landing such prime catches as Murray cod, silver perch and catfish. Photograph the lakes at sunset or discover the wealth of Aboriginal heritage sites within Kinchega National Park.
Menindee town may have limited accommodation, but there is no shortage of variety. Choose from a farm stay, a caravan park, shearers' quarters or the unique experience of a train compartment.