Welcome to the outback town of Broken Hill! Broken Hill will welcome you with its heritage, character and charm. Discover a history of mining, spectacular desert landscapes used as movie sets, a vibrant arts scene and Australia’s first heritage-listed city. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Following breakfast, begin your adventure travelling south along the Darling River by road to the historic port of Pooncarie for morning tea on the riverbank by the old wharf. Travelling along red dirt roads, your next stop is Mungo National Park, where you spend the day exploring this amazing World Heritage Listed area. You will explore on foot with your Indigenous guide, areas which are restricted to the public, as you have exclusive access to the historical sites and learn of Australia’s oldest human remains, the Mungo Man and Mungo Lady.
After checking into your accommodation at Mungo Lodge, head to the “Walls of China” to watch the magic happen, as the sun sets and the colours glow. Sundowners drinks and nibbles will be set up, as you watch the world light up around you.
After a delicious breakfast, head north-east towards the massive Menindee Lake system and Kinchega National Park. Learn about the fascinating pastoral and aboriginal history of the area. Pause for a relaxing morning tea on the banks of Lake Parmarmaroo – this location is a great introduction to the spectacular Menindee Lakes System, which is many times larger than Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Wetherill in the ‘River Lady’ – enjoy the abundant birdlife that call the wetlands of the Menindee Lakes home and marvel at this spectacular outback waterway. Leaving Menindee behind, follow the meandering Darling River. Jump back into your vehicle and drive towards your next stop at Warrawong on the Darling, your outback accommodation for the night.
After breakfast, take the time to explore the historical stone buildings which are vivid reminders of what used to be a bustling inland port of NSW. Whilst here, take the opportunity to learn more about the history of Wilcannia and delve more into the Indigenous culture of the area, before heading to your next stop – the unique outback opal mining town of White Cliffs – the first opal field in Australia. Experience life underground, as you explore local White Cliffs mines, museums and the iconic Solar Power Station. You will also spend time visiting an underground home and of course, venture into an underground mine before returning to the Underground Motel for drinks and nibbles.
Set off after breakfast into Mutawintji National Park. Your time at Mutawintji will be spent in the restricted access Historic Site with an accredited Indigenous guide. Embark on an interpretive bush walk to the Engravings Site and the Stencils Site, which provide evidence of aboriginal occupation of the area. Forage and experience some bush foods.
Enjoy a stopover at Packsaddle Roadhouse for lunch, one of the most remote pubs in Australia, before heading towards the veldt, where the new $20 note is dedicated to Veldt Station. Continue on your journey towards Eldee Station for the night, where you will experience a working sheep station located on the edge of the Mundi Mundi Plains and the Barrier Ranges.
Marvel at the vast expanse of Mundi Mundi Plains before heading towards Silverton, almost a ghost town, and the setting for movies such as Mad Max 2 and A Town Like Alice. Visit the Broken Hill Camel Farm just out of Broken Hill, where you will experience your very own camel ride (45min) before a stopover at the spectacular Sculpture Symposium on the edge of Broken Hill for a final chance to take in the breathtaking landscape.
In Broken Hill, explore some of famous art galleries, the Big Picture and the Line of Lode, before viewing some of Broken Hill’s heritage listed architecture, and exploring the diversity of parks, gardens, mines and homes in this outback oasis, including a visit to the one of Australia’s most renowned sculpture collections.
Your last stop over will be at the Broken Hill Outback Resort, where you will enjoy a 2-course dinner before your Sky Show at Outback Astronomy.
This morning is yours at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport or train station for your departure.
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