Where the Darling and Murray rivers meet, you’ll find a charming town brimming with history. Wentworth was once Australia’s busiest inland river port. Today, this town is a great place to hire a houseboat, venture into the exceptional Mungo National Park or start the famous Darling River Run road trip.
Visit the culturally significant Perry Sandhills, spectacular drifts of ancient sand dune that have yielded the skeletons of megafauna and contain significant indigenous sites. Wentworth is also the gateway to Mungo National Park. You can join a Mungo guided tour of this starkly beautiful terrain, home to Mungo Man and the Walls of China.
Morning kayak on the Murray River, Wentworth
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Take a short drive out of town and enjoy teeing off at Coomealla Golf Club. The whole family will love a tractor-train tour of Orange World, an orchard with more than 10,000 trees.
Wentworth is 12 hours’ drive from Sydney and six hours from Melbourne, making it ideal for a multi-day road trip. It’s also the start or finish for the Darling River Run, a four-day road trip through the NSW Outback. You can fly into Mildura Airport and rent a car for the 30min drive northeast.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.