Outback NSW tourism brand, Out of the Ordinary Outback will open its new $5 million Broken Hill Outback Resort on August 31, 2018.
Hugging a historic but abandoned desert pub brought back to life by Out of the Ordinary Outback, the new cabin, caravan and camping park will have a staged, soft opening. The bar and bistro in the refurbished outback hotel, along with 40 camping and caravan sites, will be open from September 1st, serving cold beer and traditional, home-made pizza. The Coach House fine dining restaurant will open in stage two of the resort this September followed by an additional 40 camping and caravanning sites. Stage three this November will see the opening of 24 king spa cabins, each featuring an open-air deck spa and king-size bed. Stage four – a swimming pool, playground and bush trails through the surrounding dunes – is scheduled for development in 2019.
Surrounded by the rugged Barrier Ranges, 13km east of Broken Hill as a gateway to the outback city, the Broken Hill Outback Resort is designed to help visitors experience the essence of the Australian outback in comfort. The resort surrounds the historic Mt Gipps Hotel, which was built in 1890 and popular with miners, soldiers, artists and travellers before closing in 1987. Out of the Ordinary Outback bought the hotel in 2015 and has completely restored and renovated the neglected heritage building, and has created surrounding landscaping, with the re-inspired pub now housing a bistro, restaurant and the resort’s reception.
The ambitious project has been a labour of love for Out of the Ordinary Outback owner and passionate outback lover, Scott Smith. “I fell in love with this old desert pub when I first saw it,” Mr Smith said. “I had a vision to bring her back to life as the centrepiece of a vibrant but relaxed outback resort and, while it’s certainly been a challenging journey, I am delighted the vision is now turning into reality, with visitors now able to enjoy the ambience of the outback and the charms of the historic hotel just 10 minutes from Broken Hill.”
To mark the opening of the Broken Hill Outback Resort on August 31, campers and caravanners using the powered or unpowered sites and brand new state of the art camp kitchen can book three nights and get a fourth night free. Powered sites are $40 a night.
Bookings are now also open for the resort’s 24 king spa cabins with their indulgent king beds and open-air deck spas so you can soak in the outback scenery. When they open this November, cabins will be $150 a night for one person and $170 for two people.
Until the end of November, 2018, resort guests can also save $50 each on Tri State Safari’s one-day tour of Mutawintji National Park which offers ancient Aboriginal rock engravings, traditional Dreamtime stories told by indigenous custodians and the chance to spot native wildlife in their natural habitat. For resort guests, the tour is available from $180 per adult (a $50 saving), while children under 5 are free.
All resort guests will receive an information pack with a Broken Hill visitor guide, free postcards and discounted day tour to Mutawintji National Park.
Perfect as a base for exploring the Australian outback, Broken Hill offers art galleries, famous festivals and a rich mining history, and the new resort is located close to the Outback Astronomy, where guests can learn more about the extensive canopy of stars above. The resort is also an ideal spot to enjoy the sun rise and set over the rugged plains, dotted with crimson Sturt Desert peas.
For more information, visit www.brokenhilloutbackresort.com.au or call 1300 688 225