Discover the historic river port of Wentworth and cruise aboard riverboats at the great confluence of the Darling and Murray rivers. Once Australia’s busiest inland port, this charming town in far south-western NSW is rich in heritage and is a gateway to the World Heritage-list Mungo National Park.
You’ll find many memorable things to do and see in the Wentworth region, from hiring houseboats for your own river adventure to wine tasting at Trentham Estate Winery on the banks of Australia’s longest river. Enjoy a ride on the PS Ruby paddle-steamer and a scenic cruise aboard the Wentworth.
Another wonderful way to experience the beautiful rivers, tranquil billabongs and riverside red gums is on guided kayak tours with Moontongue Eco Adventures. There are self-guided walking trails too of Wentworth’s colonial buildings and significant heritage sites of the Barkindji Aboriginal people.
At Wentworth Pioneer Museum see fossilised remains of Australia’s extinct mega-fauna and more than 3,000 artefacts from the region. Agriculture plays a big part in the region’s history and the whole family will love a tractor-train tour of Orange World, an orchard with more than 10,000 trees.
With plenty of places to stay and a delightful events calendar, Wentworth is a perfect base for exploring spectacular Mungo landscape, such as the Walls of China. You can join Harry Nanya Tours and visit this starkly beautiful terrain, where the world’s oldest ritual cremation site was discovered.
And the Outback NSW towns of Broken Hill and Silverton are about three hours’ drive north of Wentworth. You can fly from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Mildura Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Wentworth. Road trips from the state capitals are best split into a few days.