Nature in Tilpa

There are plenty of things to see and do in the great outdoors around Tilpa. Birdwatching during the migratory season is popular, and enjoying a peaceful picnic by a quiet waterhole along the Darling River is a pure outback experience.

  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Red kangaroos

About Tilpa

Tilpa, a small community in Outback NSW, is set in semi-arid, dead-flat terrain with red dirt highlights. It's 130 km north of Wilcannia and well worth a stop along the road that follows the Darling River between Bourke and Wentworth. The highlight is a visit to the century-old Royal Hotel, where you can enjoy the hospitality of a real bush pub – and a thirst-quenching drink. Stay in unique nearby cave- or station-style accommodation.

Go boating or fishing for Murray cod in the Darling River, just remember to purchase a fishing licence at the Royal Hotel. The area has prolific birdlife and wildlife, making it a great destination for camping, birdwatching and bushwalking. Join a tour, or visit the Paroo-Darling and Gundabooka national parks to explore the “sunburnt country” landscape.

If you're visiting the White Cliffs area in August, be sure to swing by the Louth Races to take in all the colour and excitement of a true outback horserace meeting.