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Full moon shines over the 'Walls of China', Mungo National Park. Balranald - The gateway to the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park...

Historic Court House, BourkeBourke - On the banks of the Darling River, it draws its fame as a bustling 19th century ...

Aboriginal fish traps, Brewarrina Brewarrina Rich in Aboriginal culture, Brewarrina was once a rest stop for Cob & Co. coaches...

Sculpture Park, Broken Hill Broken Hill and Surrounds The Silver City, built on the world's largest silver-lead-zinc mine.

Sacred Aboriginal cave paintings at Wuttagoona, on Louth Rd, near Cobar, traditional country of the Ngemba people, Outback NSW. Cobar and Surrounds Historic Cobar has a rich copper- and gold-mining tradition.

Border gate, Cameron's Corner, Sturt National Park, Outback NSW Corner Country Corner Country straddles NSW, Queensland and South Australia.

Opal mine in Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW Lightning Ridge and Surrounds The only place in the world where the black opal is mined in quantity.

Signs in Outback NSW Wentworth and Surrounds At the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers, a launching pad...

Hanging out in the mining landscape of White Cliffs, Outback NSW (Photo: D. Schmid/Bilderberg) White Cliffs and Surrounds Quirky opal-mining town where the residents live underground.

 

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  • A vivid collection of awe-inspiring landscapes, extraordinary historical tales and memorable characters under bright blue skies
  • From Lightning Ridge to Broken Hill, Nyngan to the back of Bourke

Why go there

Harsh but fragile, the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW has been appreciated for millennia by the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants.

And following recent rain in late 2010 and early 2011 there’s never been a better time to visit. The national parks are flourishing; the area’s unusually green, the landscape is in full bloom and the flora and fauna is in beautiful abundance. Many flowering plants, such as the Sturt Desert pea, are in bloom for the first time in years while birds, kanagaroos and emus are out in force.

Yanga Lake is full for the first time in 12 years and, following long years of drought, the Menindee Lakes system is also full.

Aboriginal artworks, some 30,000 years old, adorn sites in Mutawintji National Park. At Mungo National Park, the remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman date back 40,000 years, making it the oldest known ceremonial burial site in the world.

The Outback is a region of grand horizons, of adventure, emus and opal mines. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s real characters. The light and vibrant colours attract artists and film-makers.

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  • Outback NSW is flourishing

    Outback NSW is flourishing.

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Areas within

Full moon shines over the 'Walls of China', Mungo National Park. Balranald - The gateway to the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park...

 

Historic Court House, BourkeBourke - On the banks of the Darling River, it draws its fame as a bustling 19th century ...

 

Aboriginal fish traps, Brewarrina Brewarrina Rich in Aboriginal culture, Brewarrina was once a rest stop for Cob & Co. coaches...

 

Sculpture Park, Broken Hill Broken Hill and Surrounds The Silver City, built on the world's largest silver-lead-zinc mine.

 

Sacred Aboriginal cave paintings at Wuttagoona, on Louth Rd, near Cobar, traditional country of the Ngemba people, Outback NSW. Cobar and Surrounds Historic Cobar has a rich copper- and gold-mining tradition.

 

Border gate, Cameron's Corner, Sturt National Park, Outback NSW Corner Country Corner Country straddles NSW, Queensland and South Australia.

 

Opal mine in Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW Lightning Ridge and Surrounds The only place in the world where the black opal is mined in quantity.

 

Signs in Outback NSW Wentworth and Surrounds At the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers, a launching pad...

 

Hanging out in the mining landscape of White Cliffs, Outback NSW (Photo: D. Schmid/Bilderberg) White Cliffs and Surrounds Quirky opal-mining town where the residents live underground.

 

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