To journey into the heart of Outback New South Wales is to find the Australia depicted in movies; breathtaking panoramas, outback characters, historic colonial towns, rich indigenous culture and World-Heritage national parks. Embark on an outback road trip like no other and explore Outback NSW.
Getting to Outback NSW is made easy by air and rail connections and roads that connect the highlights of this spectacular region. Driving from Sydney to Broken Hill, at the far western end of the state takes approximately 13 hours. Regional Express operates flights between Sydney and Broken Hill and Cobar.
The Darling River Run: the ultimate outback NSW road trip
Road tripping through the NSW outback is an opportunity to connect with both an ancient landscape and... yourself. Isn't it time you discover the Da...
Things to do in Outback NSW
Explore magical, mysterious Mungo National Park
Georgia Rickard treks out to Mungo National Park, discovering a whole lot more than just a dream-defining landscape. Photography by Elizabeth Allnut...
Outback NSW offers some spectacular World-Heritage national parks to explore. Mungo National Park is a magical and mysterious park home to the world’s oldest ritual human cremation site. Explore Sturt National Park taking in the historic Dingo Fence that runs along the western and northern boundary of Sturt National Park.
Silverton is one of the few well-preserved backdrops from the seminal 1970s movie starring a young Mel Gibson - Mad Max.
Shake off the dust from the ...
Where to visit in Outback NSW
Where to eat, sleep, play and stay in Broken Hill
It’s the outback NSW mining town that may just be Bloke Heaven, but there’s much more to it than big machinery and holes in the ground.
Bourke is the gateway into south-west Queensland and the far west of Outback NSW, where green pastoral lands abruptly stop, settlements are few and the country is flat, brown and alluring. Visit the Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre and explore the history and culture of the Darling River and surrounds or cruise aboard the Jandra paddleboat and learn about Bourke’s rich river boat history.
Yanga National Park
A rich tapestry of history, landscape and wildlife awaits at Yanga National Park. Located half way between Hay and Mildura, Yanga National Park is a must-do when visiting Outback NSW. The park stretches for a stunning 160km along the Murrumbidgee riverfront and is an ideal spot for bushwalking and bird watching.
Jessica Schumann seeks out the iconic in Bourke and stumbles upon some cultural delights on the way.
Bourke is the gateway into south-west Queensland...
Choosing where to stay in Outback NSW
Whether you’re planning a family holiday road trip or adventurous couples getaway you’ll find the perfect Outback NSW accommodation to suit your style and budget, from Outback NSW caravan parks and motels to country pubs and luxury accommodation.
Have a milkshake at the authentic, 1950s-inspired Bells Milk Bar, Broken Hill
In the never-ending search for authenticity, Bells Milk Bar in Broken...
Tours and packages Outback NSW
Broken Hill: tag along on a Bush Mail Run
The Broken Hill Bush Mail Run is a no-frills “tour” that’s as real as they come. Nothing’s staged, nothing’s contrived. It’s just you, the...
Outback NSW offers some unique and diverse tours and packages to explore this vast land. Tag along on a bush mail run for a no-frills “tour” that’s as real as they come. Discover the real outback and immerse yourself in a bygone era of historic mines, captivating landscapes and grand old pubs on a Silver City Tour of Outback NSW.