Menindee

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Saturday 17 November 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition Heritage near me draws together social stories of the Lodge Outback Motel going all the way back to its original owner Dr William MacGillivray. The exhibition is a culmination of research that has unveiled narratives,…

    17 Nov - 28 Feb
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 01 December 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday of each month. Come and meet the locals. The Markets run in the mornings every month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular…

    01 Dec - 08 Dec