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 from Broken Hill, this historic town 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, rockmelons, tomatoes and apricots.
The combined expanse of the Menindee Lakes is considered to hold more than three times the volume of Sydney Harbour when full. 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.