Arts, culture and heritage in Wentworth
Significant Aboriginal heritage sites are among the most spectacular in the country. The dazzling red dunes of Perry Sandhills in Wentworth date back to the Ice Age and have revealed animal bones from ancient times. Further inland, the remains of Mungo Woman and Mungo Man were discovered in Mungo National Park. Mungo's lunar landscape and Walls of China hills are arguably the most striking natural formations in NSW.
Situated at the confluence of Australia's two greatest rivers, the Darling and the Murray in Outback NSW, Wentworth is a good launching pad for fun on the water. Luxury houseboats, paddle steamers and canoes are popular options, or you can watch the action from a riverside restaurant or winery.
Food and wine are big drawcards in the region, and you can sample the local produce at several award-winning venues.
For holiday planners looking for something different to do, plan a visit to Wentworth in July 2016 for the Wentworth Tractor Rally â it takes place every five years to commemorate the role of the humble tractor in saving the town of Wentworth and many other communities along the Murray River during the 1956 floods.
When making your travel plans to the area, don't forget to add Mildura, Pooncarie and Dareton to your itinerary. These towns have their own unique offerings, including Orange World and the Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club.
Saturday 30 August to
Sunday 31 August 2014
129th Wentworth Show
PS Ruby Wentworth Show Cruises
Step back in time as you cruise the
Sunday 28 September to
Sunday 28 September
Wentworth Country Music Rotary Main Street Market
Join the fun and support the commun
Saturday 4 October to
Saturday 4 October 2014
Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting
Come and enjoy a unique outback exp
Saturday 18 October to
Saturday 18 October 2014
Flying Doctor Rowathon on the Darling River
The 2014 Flying Doctor Rowathon wil
Friday 31 October to
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival
Run annually the weekend prior to M
Water skiing up the Murray river, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
Jump aboard the historic PS Melbourne for a relaxing cruise down the Murray River, near Dareton in Outback NSW. Image Rob Blackburn, Destination NSW
A Kangaroo on the green at the Coomealla Golf Course, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
A Houseboat passes a fishing boat at sunset on the Murray river, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
Beer, from Mildura Brewery, Mildura, Victoria - one of the local exports from The Murray region. Image Amanda McLauchlan
Roadside fruit stand, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
Stefano's Cellar Door and Bar, Mildura, The Murray. Image Rob Blackburn
Pooncarie Post Office, Outback NSW
Cruising along the calm waters of the Darling River, Outback NSW
Harry Nanya Tours at Mungo National Park. Image Don Fuchs
Skeletal remains at Walls of China in Mungo National Park. Image Don Fuchs
Walking across Perry Sandhills in Wentworth. Image Rob Blackburn
Children running over the sand dunes that make up Perry Sandhills in Wentworth. Image Rob Blackburn
Music under the stars at Perry Sand Hills. Image Destination NSW
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.
- Dareton Dareton on the Murray River features farms, orchards, fishing and the Coomealla Club for sport enthusiasts.
- Mildura Mildura offers a full holiday experience with educational tours, fine dining, sports and leisure activities.
- Pooncarie From quiet Pooncarie, take a houseboat holiday, explore Mungo National Park, or take in Pooncarie Field Day.
- Wentworth At the Darling-Murray confluence, significant site for fossilised megafauna in Mungo National Park