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The Outback


Panoramas of vast, rust-red landscapes, staggeringly beautiful wetlands, jaw-dropping sunsets and mind-blowing night skies….just another day in Outback NSW.

It’s easy to fall in love with this country – rugged, unforgiving terrain, yet so moody and compelling. A region teeming with diverse and prolific wildlife, and a beauty that overwhelms.

Outback NSW has a heritage as rich and as old as human existence itself. Sites here have been significant to local Wilyakali people for at least 50,000 years.

Underlining its historical and ecological importance is the number of National Parks, five of which can be easily reached within a day from Broken Hill.

Drive just 10 minutes in any direction from town you’ll find yourself in complete isolation surrounded by rugged, moonscape terrain – and, as Hollywood quickly discovered, the perfect backdrop for many iconic films including The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mad Max II and Mission Impossible II.

If bushwalking’s your thing, birdwatching, photography, camping, opal fossicking, mountain-biking, four-wheel driving – or just getting away from it all – Outback NSW has it by the bucketload.

Love a classic old-fashioned country pub? You’ll find plenty of them on your travels, and a heap of interesting things to see and do in the collection of unique towns scattered around the region.

You’ll find great cafes, fascinating shops, museums, a whole spectrum of historic rural Aussie architecture – and locals are more often than not up for a chat.

And if you’re up for one or more different accommodation experiences, try an underground motel, or an authentic outback station, historic miner’s cottage or a 100 year-old church. Wherever you go in Outback NSW, the wow-factor is never far away!

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