$5 Million Broken Hill Outback Resort now available for bookings
Families, travellers and holiday-makers expected to be amongst the first to enjoy $5 million outback resort
The much-anticipated Broken Hill Outback Resort has commenced taking bookings for April. The resort will boast 60 caravan sites available from 1st April, 2018, and 24 king-size cabins available slightly afterwards. The venue will also feature a restaurant that is predicted to open soon after.
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 has been undertaken to restore the former hotel which will boast a bar, restaurant and reception.
Landscaping work and cabin construction has evolved the Barrier Highway property, which now also features a swimming pool and facilities for campers and caravaners. The popular Outback Astronomy tourist attraction, which offers guided views of the stars at night, is just 4km away.
News of the resort follows twin announcements in March this year that Out of the Ordinary Outback had bought a Broken Hill motel to rebrand it as The Argent and that it would also build a new $750,000 hotel and conference centre at another of its properties, Copper City Motel, in Cobar.
The Mt Gipps Hotel property was purchased last year by Out of the Ordinary Outback owner and passionate bush lover, Scott Smith, who dreamt of reviving the abandoned building for the enjoyment of outback holidaymakers.
“The old Mt Gipps Hotel is a beautiful heritage building they was crying out for some love and care so our plan to make it the handsome centrepiece of this new outback resort will breathe new life into the building and add colour and interest to holidaymakers travelling through the far west of NSW,” Mr Smith said. “Guests at the Broken Hill Outback Resort will be able to stay amongst the vast frontier country for which the outback is famous, with its big skies and never-ending horizons, with Broken Hill just a 10-minute drive away.”
A new website for bookings at the Broken Hill Outback Resort will be launched later this year.
Launched in October, 2016, Out of the Ordinary Outback encompasses outback tour company, Tri State Safaris, The Argent motel in Broken Hill, Warrawong on the Darling tourist camp and cabins at Wilcannia, the iconic White Cliffs Underground Motel, Cobar’s Copper City Motel, the Ivanhoe Hotel, the Alma Hotel and an Out of the Ordinary Outback visitor centre in the centre of Broken Hill.
For information on Out of the Ordinary Outback, visit www.outoftheordinaryoutback.com.au or call 1300 688 225