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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 Hill Outback Resort opening March 2018

Out of the Ordinary Outback, has continued its expansion with the announcement it will open its sixth accommodation property in March, 2018 – the Broken Hill Outback Resort. Overlooking the Barrier Ranges and Sturt desert pea-pocked plains 13km east of Broken Bill, the cabin, caravan and camping park will surround the historic Mt Gipps Hotel, which was built in 1890 but closed in 1987. Work totalling $5 million is now underway to restore the former hotel which will boast a bar, restaurant and reception when the resort opens in late March, 2018.

Underground Motel closed from 15 December and reopening Mid-March 2018

The Underground Motel White Cliffs will be undergoing a stage-by-stage refurbishment to update the existing guest rooms, creating new ensuites for 12 of the 32 rooms. We are also pleased to inform our guests of the exciting new additions to the general facilities including a family entertainment and games room, outdoor lounge bar with wood fire heater and flatscreen TV for use in winter and eco-misting to cool our guests down during summer. With the refurbishment set to commence on the 15th December 2017 the motel will close for 3 months and reopen on Friday, 16 March 2018. The team at the Underground Motel appreciate your patience during this closure and look forward to seeing visitors near and far making use of our new features of this iconic motel.

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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.

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The Tourist Lodge will give you the true country hospitality

The Broken Hill Tourist Lodge is a 30 + room accommodation venue located in the heart of Broken Hill.

The Broken Hill Tourist Lodge offers an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and a games room.