Adventure in Outback NSW
Outback NSW will reward you with unforgettable activities and adventures. Explore ancient World Heritage wilderness, visit incredible Aboriginal sites, tour stunning natural wetlands teeming with birdlife. Spend a night out under the stars, either as a do-it-yourself expedition, road trip or as part of an organised tour.
Most national parks in this region are located within easy reach of towns with comfortable accommodation facilities. Camp out under bright Outback skies at Mungo Lodge, near World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park and the Walls of China rock formation.or join in campfire talks at
The land has many stories to tell. Listen to an Aboriginal ranger decipher the rock art of Mutawintji National Park. In Sturt National Park, the Sturts Steps Touring Route follows in the footsteps of explorer, Charles Sturt and his team, as they searched in vain for an inland sea. Visit former river ports with a thousand stories to tell.
Enjoy a paddleboat down the mighty Darling River from the heritage towns of Bourke, Wilcannia and Wentworth. Tour more spectacular waterways in the Paroo-Darling National Park, an area of outstanding beauty where you can swim, kayak and relax by Peery Lake or settle down for the night at Coach and Horses.
At The Big Opal in Lightning Ridge you can venture into the mine site where opal was once mined, or try your hand at fossicking nearby. The White Cliffs area is another legendary opal mining region with underground dwellings and heritage attractions. White Cliffs established Australia as the world’s leading opal producer when mining began here in the 1880s.
About 40 minutes' drive from Bourke you will find the vast Gundabooka National Park, an area rich in Aboriginal heritage. Camp in the outback, see aboriginal rock art and walk near the majestic Mount Gunderbooka. You can also you can stay in the historic Redbank Homestead or Shearers’ Quarters.
A visit to the Living Desert Sculptures, 9 km from Broken Hill, is an iconic Outback NSW adventure experience. The Heritage-listed city of Broken Hill is a culturally rich base for the intrepid explorer, with NSW TrainLink’s Explorer trains and the Indian Pacific connecting Broken Hill with Sydney and other Outback NSW towns including Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia, Menindee and Broken Hill.