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Thanks to reviewers all around the world, two Out of the Ordinary Outback services have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!

Since its launch in 2016, the Out of the Ordinary Outback group has grown to encompass a total of eight accommodation venues, a tour specialist and a renowned Outback artist. With a focus on the individual strengths of each offering, the group has successfully redeveloped and designed a variety of iconic outback attractions. Amongst these are Certificate of Excellence recipients Tri State Safaris and Warrawong on the Darling.

Thanks to our adventurers, for all the feedback you’ve given us. We use it to improve and grow for our future explorers!

But enough from us … here’s what you had to say!

Warrawong on the Darling

TripAdvisor review by best0ne2017

“Hidden oasis in the outback” After travelling the isolated Broken Hill to Wilcannia road we sighted from a distance the welcoming sight of green grass. Great choice of van sites available from unpowered riverside spots to large powered sites on lush green lawn. Some sites available backing on to billabong. Cabins also available. The newish amenities block is something else! Biggest shower cubicles we have ever come across in a park during our extensive travels. Large Shower area plus separated by wall adjoining wash basin facilities with powerpoint. All contained within individual private cubicles. Amenities block all very clean and well maintained. A real credit to the designers of this park after experiencing the many cramped shower cubicles provided by larger caravan parks belonging to the big chains. It was the talking point of the park. Great evening happy hour around firepit with managers supplying nibbles. Just bring your chair and a drink. Chat to your fellow travellers around the campfire about the days happenings and swap travel tips as the sun slowly sinks over the horizon. Meals supplied by management several days a week at a cost in communal happy hour area if you wish a break from all the cooking. Many walking tracks and pet friendly park. Highly recommend Warrawong on the Darling for a stopover in this outback NSW oasis.

Tri State Safaris

TripAdvisor review by Tonbou

A great tour company. We have now travelled twice with Tri State, first in 2011 and again recently, and have nothing but praise for them. Preliminary communications with Sarah-jayne were easy and personable (it’s nice to be a person rather than a number). We did two tours out of Broken Hill as a group of four during the last week, a 3-day to Mungo Park and a 1-day to Mutawintji Park. The tours were comprehensive with many points of interest included along the way. On our way to Mungo we stopped off at Menindee Lakes (or what’s left of them) and did a “River Queen” cruise up the Darling River, with expert commentary, then lunched at the Menindee Hotel. Accommodation at Mungo Park was very comfortable in the Resort. At Mungo Geoff took us round “The Loop” with numerous stop-offs, and then we had a hike up the Wall of China with an indigenous guide.Homeward bound we went via Mildura and Wentworth (the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, but did not see it) and lunched at the GolGol Hotel on the banks of the Murray. The Mutawintji trip was more straight-forward, from Broken Hill to the Park and back, but we did a loop rather than re-tracing our steps and saw far more country as a result. Both our drivers, Geoff and Paul, had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the district, but both starting from different data-bases, gave us a different outlook on the area. Both were excellent communicators. The vehicles were extremely comfortable.

The Argent Motel

TripAdvisor review by Ron

“Highly recommended” My wife and I stayed for five nights at the Argent Motel in Broken Hill in August 2017. The managers Juanita & Ben look after their customers very well and the motel is comfortable and clean. We felt very much at home at the Argent. We have no hesitation in recommending The Argent for your stay in Broken Hill.

White Cliffs Underground Motel

TripAdvisor review by Robbie S

“unique experience” White Cliffs is a must see destination. We meet some incredibly interesting people who live there and were impressed by the strong sense of community they’ve created. The motel was a terrific experience as when do we ever sleep underground!!! Very clean, nicely decorated rooms and good country food. The little swimming pool was a welcome relief after weeks of travelling in the outback.Take a drink up to the roof and watch the wonderful sunset.

The Alma Hotel

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The Tourist Lodge

TripAdvisor review by JayBanx

“Thank Heaven for The Tourist Lodge” There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the Tourist Lodge. Ruth, the proprietor, is very pleasant and helpful to the guests. The kitchen/dining room is spacious and well equipped and the swimming pool area provides sunshine and shade. For budget priced accommodation, the cleanliness of the facility is a compelling reason to choose to stay there.

Copper City Hotel

TripAdvisor review by Gwen454

“Great family and pet friendly too” Comfiest bed, just what a weary traveller needs. Hospitality plus and very clean. We will be staying there again and also will be referring our friends, colleagues and family to this family friendly motel. More than we expected and pleasantly surprised. Just great

The Broken Hill Outback Resort

Coming soon!


WYSE Exchange travels downunder with Tri State

In the prelude to the World Youth, Student and Education Exchange held in Sydney in May, a group of 6 international tourism representatives joined adventure crew Tri State Safaris, on a journey through Outback NSW. Our team had the opportunity to showcase some of the best locations in regional NSW to our growing international market.

Led by old-hand tour guide, Geoff Spangler, the group explored the culture, history and awe-inspiring beauty of Menindee, Broken Hill, Wilcannia and White Cliffs.

Providing excitement with interludes of relaxation, this four day journey offers spectacular insight into what it means to live in one of the most beautiful yet isolated destinations in Australia.

Take the adventure yourself with Tri State Safaris’ 3 Day Outback Exposure Tour and 1 Day Broken Hill and Silverton Explorer

The World Youth, Student and Education Exchange

In partnership with Destination NSW and with the support of BOA NSW, WYSE Travel Confederation delivered the 2018 WYSE Exchange Australia Conference on 8-10 May 2018 in Sydney.

WYSE Exchange Australia brings together Australian businesses involved in the youth, student, adventure and backpacker travel sector for three days of trading, education and socialising. The event has established itself as a unique platform to meet new trading partners and help grow Australia’s inbound youth travel industry. WYSE Exchange Australia is a bi-annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation.

Learn more about the WYSE Exchange


Outback divas prepare to receive a queen’s welcome

Event date: September 7th – 9th

Prepare for the razzle, dazzle and darlin’ good times as the Broken Heel Festival kicks off in September. There will be plenty to see and do, as the nations’ best Drag Kings and Drag Queens travel to the hometown of Outback Queen, Priscilla!

Take your own desert adventure through the living desert, to join us for a weekend of singing, dancing and laughter. Comedy, cabaret, and capers of all kinds will delight audiences young and old. The live musical talents will leave you awe-struck.

When the curtains close, continue the adventure through the iconic community of Broken Hill.

Read more about the Broken Heel Festival

Out of the Ordinary accommodation available at these fantastic venues (they’re just darlin’):

The Argent Motel – Family-friendly accommodation located on the main drag of Broken Hill

The Broken Hill Outback Resort – Cabin, caravan and camping venue on the outskirts of Broken Hill – 10 minutes from the CBD

The Tourist Lodge – Budget accommodation for back-packers and light travellers