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OUT OF THE ORDINARY OUTBACK

Out of the Ordinary Outback encompasses the award-winning tour company, TriState Safaris and an accommodation group with motels that include Warrawong on the Darling in Wilcannia and the fascinating ‘oasis in the desert’, The White Cliffs Underground Motel. The Copper City Motel in Cobar and the Ivanhoe Hotel Motel in Ivanhoe are also under their ownership.

Our Philosophy

As Out of the Ordinary Outback, we strive to provide quality service and experiences for those visiting the far western wonders of our great state.  

The word safari means ‘journey’ and true to its meaning, we will take travellers on fantastic journeys and introduce them to incredible scenery, abundant wildlife and memorable Aussie characters. Out of the Ordinary Outback will continue to explore new and fascinating destinations and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Stay three nights and get the fourth free

The ‘stay three nights and get the fourth free’ offer is available for caravan and camping accommodation at the sprawling , 688-hectare outback camp which hugs the legendary, gum-lined Darling River for 12km at Wilcannia, 965km west of Sydney and 700km north-east of Adelaide. Under the stay for four - pay for three offer, outback explorers can stay for four nights on a powered site for $111 (nightly rate is $37 per night) on an unpowered site for four nights for $81 ($27 a night). Prices based on two people per site. There is no expiry date for the open-ended offer.

Broken heel festival specials

One Day Broken Hill Silverton tour - The first tour is a one-night package focused on Broken Hill and the nearby ghost town of Silverton, which has also been used as a setting in other movies like Mad Max. Included are a tour with morning tea, pub lunch, afternoon drinks at the striking, hilltop Sculpture Symposium overlooking the desert plains, a BBQ dinner under the stars at Broken Hill’s Outback Astronomy and a night’s stay at The Argent Motel, owned by Out of the Ordinary Outback. Starting on September 7 and 11, the overnight package is available from $395 per person, twin-share, or from $460 for solo travellers. 3 Day Outback Exposure Tour - The second tour, starting on September 4, 2017, is a four-night Broken Heel Outback Exposure safari package that includes a night at The Argent in Broken Hill, a two-night 4WD desert tour, a night back at The Agent after the tour and a three-day pass to the Broken Heel Festival events. The tour includes the flooded red river gums and abundant bird and wildlife of Menindee Lakes, a cabin stay at the Warrawong on the Darling park, nestled by a billabong in the old river port of Wilcannia, a stay at the biggest underground motel in Australia in the remote opal mining town of White Cliffs and the indigenous carvings at Mutawintji National Park. Including meals, the four-night package is priced from $2000 per person, twin-share, or $2300 for solo travellers. A starlit BBQ dinner at the Outback Observatory can be added on for $85 per person.

5 Day outback Lap

The four-night NSW Outback Lap will depart on 12th September Including 13 meals and accommodation, the tour is available from $2273 per person, twin-share – a discount of $252per person, or $504 per couple. For solo travellers, the tour is priced from $2529– a saving of $281 if booked by 31st July An extra five per cent discount is available for senior concessions. Established in 1992, Tri State Safaris has won acclaim as one of Australia’s leading outback tourism operators, winning 11 national tourism awards, 22 NSW tourism awards and 22 local and regional tourism awards over the past decade alone.

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Established in 1992, TriState Safaris (formerly Broken Hill Tri State Safaris) have long been considered the experts in bringing the joy of outback travel to keen adventurers. For over 20 years, the Tri State team have travelled from Broken Hill to Broome and experienced all the wonderful destinations between.

From their Broken Hill location, TriState Safaris deliver a number of outback tours and eco-tourism adventures (there are currently 14 tours on offer). The key philosophies of TriState Safaris are to provide exceptional customer service and to deliver a rewarding and authentic outback experience to all travellers, from the young to the young at heart.

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The White Cliffs Underground Motel is one of the most unusual destinations in NSW. Often described as an ‘oasis in the desert’, the 32-room complex has been providing a memorable Aussie experience to guests from all over the world for over 25 years.

Located three hours to the north-east of Broken Hill and adjoining the Paroo-Darling National Park, the hotel ensures a peaceful stay in a comfortable and remarkable underground environment (a constant 22-23 degrees year round) – with the quiet, white washed stone-walled rooms offering a true sanctuary from the heat and outside world.

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A brand new purpose built Modern Cabin, Caravan and Camping accommodation ground situated just off the Barrier Hwy on 12km of Darling River frontage between Cobar and Broken Hill, 3km from historic Wilcannia.

Warrawong offers you a high-spec amenities block, beautiful scenery including lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river, providing caravaners and campers the comfort they long for – great for a night stopover or longer.

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Eddy is an international renowned artist and a local Wilcannia Man part of the Bakandji (which means river people) tribe.

Eddy draws on the land and its history for inspiration to create his works and has built an amazing catalogue of painting, carvings, engravings didgeridoos and boomerangs.  Eddy will be based at Warrawong on the Darling, with a studio and gallery located on-site.

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Enjoy True Country Hospitality Known as the friendly rural town with plenty to offer those who enjoy their history and the rugged beauty of the outback.

Whether travelling for work or pleasure, our large grounds, clean and manicured facilities (including outdoor pool), secure parking and wide range of room types make Copper City the perfect accommodation choice when travelling through Cobar.

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The Argent, formerly The Silver Spade Motel, is in the heart of Broken Hill.

The Argent offers 3-star accommodation for couples, families and single travellers alike with a range of affordable suites available. It is the ideal choice for those just passing through the historical outback city or for those wishing for a longer stay, taking their time to experience the wonders of the west.

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The Ivanhoe Hotel is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing meal from our extensive bistro selection. We offer meals to suit all types of appetites from hamburgers to homemade lasagna . Accompanied by a glass of wine or an ice cold schooner, we guarantee your taste buds will not be disappointed.

The Ivanhoe bistro offers plenty of fresh and healthy options for the whole family, including the kids. Whether it’s a meal with the family, or a meal with your mates we have something on offer for everyone.