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TOURING ROUTES

The touring routes in this guide can be driven in 2WD or SUVs. Some of the roads are sealed, such as the Barrier and Silver City Highways, and Opal Miners Way. Many more are unsealed, but can be driven safely in good, dry weather.

One look at the expansive landscapes around Broken Hill and the Outback and you’ll be begging to explore every square inch. Getting behind the wheel is an extremely popular way to see the region, giving you full control over your travels and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

From Wentworth in the south all the way to Cameron Corner, each town has its own unique story to tell. Adventures can be found all over the Far West, but these touring routes encapsulate some of the most incredible natural beauty, rich history and famous attractions the region has to offer.

WARNING: The Outback is a hazardous place. Carry plenty of water and make sure your vehicle is suitably equipped. Beware of animals on the road at night (seriously, they are everywhere). Let someone know where you are going. If you get stuck, stay with the vehicle. It will be easier to find you. Stay safe!

TOURING ROUTES

Crossing the Darling

Follow the course of the Darling, Australia’s third longest river and a vital part of the nation’s ecosystem. Discover the incredible history of the Darling, from the Barkindji people living on the river for tens of thousands of years to its use as a commercial and passenger transportation route in the late 19th century and beyond

National Treasures

Begin your journey to the historic and operational opal mining community of White Cliffs. Learn more about Australia’s opal mining history and try your hand at fossicking for our national gemstone yourself. Nearby ParooDarling National Park is a must-visit, showcasing the iconic red earth and arid climate The Outback is known for.

Corner Country

When you think of The Outback, you no doubt think of vast, deep red plains, rocky gorges and mulga trees. Heading north from Broken Hill, you’ll find yourself experiencing the landscapes that has made this region so famous among artistic minds and scientists alike. Follow this route up the border of New South Wales to truly find yourself in the great red centre.