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White Cliffs & Broken Hill

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Shear Outback * Heritage Centre - Deniliquin * Darling River * Whites Mineral Art * Discover White Cliffs * Bishop’s Lodge * Tour Broken Hill * Free Time Broken Hill * Sculptures * Opal Fields * Underground Accommodation * Mungo NP * Silverton Ghost Town * Pro Hart’s Gallery * Wentworth

Wed 1st May 2024
7 Days

DAY 1 – Wednesday 1st May ’24                 THE RIVERINA – HAY       (D)

Welcome aboard for a fun-filled, relaxing tour to the heart of Outback New South Wales.  Today we travel to Deniliquin - gateway to the Riverina - where we enjoy morning tea.  We visit the Peppin Heritage Centre, the Riverina's showcase of the sheep industry, and enjoy a short tour of Deniliquin.   We travel outback along the notorious Cobb Highway.  See the famous Peppin Merino Ram and the Headless Horseman as we travel past Wanganella to Hay.   After our lunch break, we see the original Cobb & Co Coach. Visit the historic Bishop’s Lodge – a unique iron home with an acclaimed collection of heritage roses. Visit Shear Outback, the Shearers Hall of Fame, a multi-million-dollar interpretive centre and living museum where we enjoy an informative tour and learn of the legendary status of the shearer. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at Cobb Inlander Motel, Hay.

 

DAY 2 – Thursday 2nd       OUTBACK NSW - WHITE CLIFFS      (B, L, D)

Discover the outback as we travel the Cobb Highway.  They say this road leads to Hay, Hell & Booligal.  We’ll be skipping Hell but we will see Booligal where we cross the Lachlan River. Then we travel to Ivanhoe and on to Wilcannia, a town with a difference, situated on the Darling River.  After a short stop we continue on to the Pioneering Opal Town of White Cliffs and our Overnight Stay at the unique White Cliffs Hotel.

       

DAY 3 – Friday 3rd      DISCOVER WHITE CLIFFS – BROKEN HILL         (B, L,D)

After a home cooked breakfast and witnessing the best sunrise imaginable, we enjoy a guided tour of this area known as White Cliffs.  The location, terrain, weather, wildlife and especially the people are unique, friendly and on a first name basis only.  No surnames are required around the Oldest Commercial Opal Fields of Australia!   We take in the sights of this unique area before returning to our motel for a delicious Lunch.  We continue our outback adventure as we make our way to Wilcannia and then along the Barrier Highway to Broken Hill.  We relax for the next Two Nights at the Desert Sand Motor Inn or similar.  

 

DAY 4 – Saturday 4th      EXPLORE BROKEN HILL – SILVERTON      (B,D)

Today we enjoy a full day to explore Broken Hill.  We discover Broken Hill, with an informative guided tour, enjoy free time then lunch. This afternoon we visit the new Silver City Mint and Gallery and see the spectacular Panorama. Visit Jack Absolom’s and Pro Hart’s Galleries as well as White’s Mineral Art and Mining Museum. On dusk we travel to the Sculpture Symposium, see the 12 beautiful sandstone sculptures and living desert walk. Return to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner. 

DAY 5 – Sunday 5th     BROKEN HILL – COOMEALLA           (B,D)

A leisurely start today as we explore more that Broken Hill has to offer, we make our way out to Silverton, an outback ghost town made famous by the film industry.  We visit the Old Silverton Gaol, a museum packed with a plethora of artifacts from a broad scope of history and genres. We return to Broken Hill to visit the Royal Flying Doctors, a wonderful service established by the Reverand John Flynn in 1928, a mantle of safety for the outback. This afternoon we travel the Silver City highway to Wentworth and see the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers. We settle in for the next two nights at the Wentworth Grande Resort or similar.

 

DAY 6 – Monday 6th        DISCOVER MUNGO NATIONAL PARK          (B,L,D)

A real adventure today as we travel back 60,000 years to Mungo National Park, a series of dry lakes now, but still a haven for native flora and fauna. A guide will travel to Mungo to explain the history of the park and ensure that all significant areas are visited. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly unique location that is world acclaimed for the significant archaeological finds made during the 1960’s which rewrote the history books on the Pre-European occupation of the Australian continent. The focus on Mungo National Park is directly related to the intensity of the erosion on the sand lunettes, aptly named "The Walls of China”. In fact, almost all of the significant discoveries made throughout the entire region have resulted from the natural wind erosion often accelerated but not necessarily initiated by post- European settlement. We travel back to the motel for a true explorer’s rest.  

 

Day 7 – Tuesday 7th             MILDURA- HOME                    (B,L)

After a delicious breakfast we continue on through the citrus orchards to Swan Hill for lunch. We make our way home after a relaxing tour and the experience of seeing the ever-changing landscapes of Outback NSW.

Price $2830
(Single Room Option $450)



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