Wentworth

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.

Confluence of Murray and Darling Rivers - Wentworth - The Murray

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.

Music Under the Stars - Perry Sandhills - Wentworth - The Murray

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Ted Hurley Memorial Classic Ski Race

    Saturday 03 November 2018 to Sunday 04 November 2018 ,

    The Ted Hurley Memorial Classic Ski Race is a unique, spectacular event, starting in the Darling River in the township of Wentworth. A quick ski sprint up to the Murray Darling Junction will have teams doing a 180 degree turn into the Murr…

    03 Nov - 04 Nov
  2. Wentworth Melbourne Cup Races

    Tuesday 06 November 2018 , Wentworth

    Enjoy having a flutter on the local races, join in the fun of the Fashions on the Field and catch up with friends at this great annual social event. Not everyone can get to the real thing so the next best way to celebrate the Race that s…

    06 Nov