Situated between the birdwatchers’ paradise of Kinchega National Park wetlands and the mighty Darling River, Menindee is a wonderful base to enjoy stunning natural attractions, captivating history and warm hospitality. Enjoy a meal and stay in the second oldest pub in NSW, where famous explorers Burke and Wills once rested.

Explore beautiful Kinchega National Park, where you can take a boat tour across majestic wetlands amongst the River Red Gums and abundant birdlife. Flocks of black swan, pelican, duck and egret thrive on these banks. You can also walk the Kinchega Homestead Billabong Walk, past historic homestead ruins and ancient aboriginal sites.

Sunset in Kinchega National Park

Set on the edge of a billabong, the remnants of the Old Kinchega Homestead are testament to the region’s Aboriginal and European heritage. Once the heart of a vast sheep station that supported more than 100,000 sheep, the ruins paint an enthralling picture of life in the late 1800s.

The beautiful and historic Kinchega Woolshed, near Emu Lake, saw six million sheep cross the floor over its 97 years. Built in 1875 from corrugated iron and river red gum, this is a monument to the stout hands that worked the blades. Step into the woolshed and see the presses, machinery room and the original steam engine that powered the hand shears.

Historic Wool Shed, Kinchega National Park, Menindee

Maidens Menindee Hotel is the second oldest pub in NSW. Its most famous visitors were the explorers Burke and Wills, who were attempting to cross Australia from Melbourne. They arrived in Menindee in 1860 by river steamer as they travelled north on their ill-fated trip. Today the Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and restaurant meals.


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    Monday 22 April 2019 to Friday 03 May 2019 , Broken Hill

    They invite you, UnDiscover the unique experiences that most tourists don’t know about. Make Broken Hill your next destination, be inspired and UnDiscover what Broken Hill has to offer. This exhibition is a culmination of research that…

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    Monday 22 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Broken Hill

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