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.
Boating, Menindee Lakes
Man launches fishing boat at Menindee Lakes
Tri State SafarisTouring the Outback with Tri State Safaris. Footage courtesy of Sydney Weekender
Tri State Safaris
Touring the outback with Tri State Safaris
Sunset at Menindee Lakes