New outback touring company Out of the Ordinary Outback is offering modern-day swagmen – and women – a free night’s stay at the new-look Warrawong on the Darling camp, nestled by a billabong at Wilcannia in outback NSW.
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.
Offering a taste of the ruggedly beautiful ‘big sky’ country of far west NSW and fast gaining a reputation as one of the best stopover points for outback tourers, Warrawong on the Darling boasts new cabins, secluded caravan and camping sites by the river and billabong, a new amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen and BBQ area, a small shop and art gallery, bushwalking tracks and friendly hosts.
From late March to late October, Warrawong on the Darling also offers an authentic camp diner around the fire for $15.
While staying at the park, guests can fish and canoe on the river and billabong, spot local fauna and birdlife, enjoy spectacular sunsets and sunrises gaze at the star-filled night sky and explore historic Wilcannia – once the third largest inland port in Australia during the great river boat era of the mid-19th century. Guests can also use Warrawong as a base for day trips to the opal mining township of White Cliffs, the Aboriginal drawings and rugged ranges of Mutawintji National Park and Menindee Lakes – now filled with water after recent rains.
Fresh from its revamp this year, Warrawong on the Darling is owned by new outback touring company, Out of the Ordinary Outback, launched last month by passionate bush lover and tourism businessman, Scott Smith. Out of the Ordinary Outback also includes well-known, outback touring company, Tri State Safaris, the iconic White Cliffs Underground Motel, Cobar’s Copper City Motel and the Ivanhoe Hotel.