This is the real Australian Outback, where you will meet the intriguing characters that call this land home! Be amazed at the stunning contrast of colours, the endless blue horizons, piercing red sand dunes, rugged rocky escarpments and at times, carpets of colourful wildflowers. This is the NSW Corner Country!! The secrets of this spectacular area are being uncovered rapidly, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Step back in time as we visit Mungo National Park in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Listed area, where evidence of hu
man occupation dates back over 40,000 years.
Sydney to Broken Hill
Departing Sydney on the Outback Explorer in first class seats. Sit back, relaxing and enjoying the scenery as you are whisked away over the Blue Mountains through the Central West of NSW. As you continue your journey marvel at the ever changing scenery of Western NSW until you arrive into Broken Hill.
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After breakfast your corner country adventure will begin when collected by your guide from Tri State Safaris and travel towards the opal mining town of White Cliffs. Australia’s oldest commercial opal fields. Your guide will tell you of the hardships these courageous pioneer miners faced in this harsh arid land. Many people still live in underground ‘dugouts’ where the temperature stays at a constant 22 degrees Celsius. Australia’s first solar power station was built here because of the regions large exposure to sunlight. Visit the working opal fields and the many underground dwellings. Take the opportunity to purchase an opal from their showrooms. Accommodation tonight is at the famous Underground Motel (share facilities).
Depot Glen &Tibooburra
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Head towards the remote ‘Corner Country’ for your first experience of the real outback. Visit the historic townships of Milparinka and historic Depot Glen where Capt. Charles Sturt and his party were forced to stay for six months in 1845 due to extreme water shortage.
Continue to Tibooburra, the most remote town in NSW. Tibooburra is the essence of an outback town. Established at the height of the gold rush, many of the early buildings remain. The culture of the community reflects Tibooburra’s heritage, and it has adapted to meet the needs of modern day visitors. Named after the ancient granite tors that surround the village, the goldfields of the Tibooburra region was originally known as “The Granites” and formed part of the Albert Goldfields. Gold in Tibooburra was buried beneath deep alluvial mounds, and required special techniques to mine. As elsewhere on the Albert Goldfields, life was tough at “The Granites”.
Today will be a highlight on your corner country experience as you visit the spectacular red sandhill country of Sturt National Park, Kangaroos, emus and birdlife by the hundreds. Shoot as much as you like ……. with your camera! Cameron Corner the point in the outback of eastern Australia where the boundary lines of the states of Queensland, South Australia, and New South Wales meet. Located about 1,400 kilometres west-southwest of Brisbane, this corner is named for the surveyor, John Brewer Cameron, from the New South Wales Lands Department. Mr. Cameron erected a post there in September 1880 to mark its intersection with the border of South Australia. The famous Dingo Fence passes through Cameron Corner along the New South Wales border. Today is a truly memorable experience in the Corner Country. Tonight’s stay is again in Tibooburra.
Travel south through the changing landscapes to the Packsaddle Roadhouse to enjoy real outback hospitality. After lunch return to Broken Hill to relax after your corner country adventure before heading to Mungo National Park.
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Departing Broken Hill we travel south to the outback town of Wentworth, at the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers. Check out the highlights of this historic river port, and visit Perry Sandhills, a unique land formation of continuously shifting sand dunes. After a picnic lunch by the river, we head to Avoca on Darling station for overnight accommodation in the beautifully restored heritage homestead built in 1870. Enjoy the company of your hosts for a tour of the homestead, historic buildings and extensive gardens on the river’s edge, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner in the charming dining room
Mungo National Park
We travel alongside the Darling River to the historic port of Pooncarie for morning tea on the riverbank by the old wharf. Travelling along red dirt roads, our next stop is Mungo National Park where we spend the rest of the day exploring this amazing World Heritage Listed area. Step back in time to an era when giant marsupials roamed the earth. Mungo is an area rich in Aboriginal history, with evidence found here dating back well over 40,000 years to man’s early occupation of this once much wetter area. After checking into our 4-star cabin accommodation at the luxurious Mungo Lodge we head to the “Walls of China” to watch the magic happen as the sun sets and the colors glow
Mungo & Mildura
Spend more time this morning soaking up the Mungo NP experience, before heading to the award winning Trentham Estate Winery for a BBQ lunch on the banks the Murray River. After lunch we have a quick look around the vibrant town of Mildura, a mecca for riverboats and paddle steamers, before following the Silver City Highway back to Broken Hill.
After an early breakfast, head to Broken Hill Railway Station to depart Broken Hill at 7.45am (CST) on the Outback Explorer in First class seats. Sit back and relax watching Outback NSW speed to Sydney, reminiscing on a wonderful Outback Experience.
13 March, 17 April,
8* & 29 May, 19 Jun,
3 Jul, 7 & 28 Aug,
18 Sept, 9 & 30 Oct,
20 Nov, 4 Dec
* Itinerary operates in a slightly different order.
22 Jan, 19 Feb,
|Price Person twin share
valid to 31 March 2018
|First Rail From||Economy Rail From|
|NSW Pensioner Travel Voucher||$3,827||$3,769|
** Adult Seasonal Rail Fare quoted price may vary.