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NSW Outback Travel Guide

Situated 25km north-west of Broken Hill this once thriving community of over 3000 - now a ghost town.
The jaill, which closed in 1943 has now been restored as a museum and houses many interesting relics from the past. The town is also a popular place for film-makers having been the location for Mad Max 2, A Town Like Alice and Razorback.

Situated on the banks of the tree lined Darling Menindee is an oasis in the Outback. Menindee sits amongst the Overflow lakes that form the Menindee Water Storage Scheme. The lakes, at maximum capacity hold three and a half times more water than Sydney Harbour and covers an area some seven and a half times greater.
The lakes and river offer excellent water skiing, sailing, safe swimming and good fishing whilst being home to a great variety of waterbirds. The lakes and surrounding wetlands are an important breeding habitat.

Broken Hill
The largest town in the west Broken Hill stands on the richest silver-lead-zinc deposit yet discovered and has so far yielded minerals worth over 1.5 billion dollars. The town, situated in one of the driest areas of Australia is surprisingly green and leafy thanks to water piped from the reservoir at Lake Menindee 110km away.

Broken Hill was named in 1844 by explorer Sturt but the mineral riches were not discovered until 1883 by Charles Rasp after which a town grew almost instantly to a population 20 000 within eight years.

The town is a fascinating place to visit and has been described a "living museum" or a "museum without walls". The town and area can be explored by following "The Silver Trail - A Guide to the Heritage of Broken Hill" available at the Information Centre which has a detailed guide to the walk and drive trails. The walk trail covers most of Broken Hill's central business district and is fully sign-posted. The drive trail is over 40km long, features 113 points of interest and will take over two hours to complete.

A favorite place for photographers are Keenan and Block 10 lookouts with impressive views over the city. Excellent aboriginal art can be seen at the Aboriginal site at Mootwingie, in the Bynguano Range. Many excellent artists have also grown from the area and have become known as the "Brushmen of the Bush".

White Cliffs
Born from the discovery of seam opal in the 1890's this is Australia's oldest commercial opal field. This unique area resembles a moonscape with over 50 000 craters, the result of 100 years of mining. The population, once 5000 in its heyday, now fluctuates and most inhabitants live underground in dugouts to escape the summer heat and winter cold.
A fascinating place to visit attractions include tours through the dugout homes, opal showrooms, and the historic opal fields.

Once the third largest inland port in Australia Wilcannia was once known "Queen City". Sandstone was quarried during the boom years of the 1880's and several beautiful buildings still remain as a remnant of that era. The court, goal and post office are all of interest as well as the Red Lion Brewery housed in the golf club house.

This tiny, remote township, the hottest in Australia on most summer days is perfect to experience what the outback is all about. Surrounded by the Sturt National Park there is an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers (in a good season).and many attractions including the old courthouse, Mt Stuart Aboriginal Artifact Collection and Tiboora Outback School of Air Distance Education.

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