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So you’re looking to hit the road for the July School Holidays.
The Out of the Ordinary Outback group offer accommodation from Cobar, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, White Cliffs and Broken Hill.   Each property offers comfort from Motel style accommodation, cabins and camping. You can rent a swag at the Resort to experience something a little out of the ordinary. 

Stay at the Broken Hill Outback Resort for 3 nights or more, you will receive 1 free Camel Ride operating from the Resort Wednesday and Sunday. Book in early to avoid missing out on our  accommodation. We also offer  food and beverage on site from the Mt Gipps Hotel, a historical hotel built in the late 1800’s and turned into a new bar and restaurant. Reception at the Resort can offer you directions on things to see and do while visiting such as Outback Astronomy, visiting Silverton, a 1950’s style milkshake at Bells Mill Bar or a drink and a view from the Palace Hotel where Priscilla was filmed.  Mention you’re staying 3 nights and you’ll receive a pass on arrival. 

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We are practicing safe distancing measures and sanitation practices to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors.  We can only access 50 pax in the hotel at any time, please book if you’re planning to have a meal for lunch or dinner here 0447 626 154 or 1300 679 688



Go walk-about in the great Australian Outback and see more for less with these great summer savings!  


Save your money for your end of year adventure and save 10% of the full price. To celebrate the arrival of summer, The Broken Hill Outback Resort is offering great saving on stays in their new King Spa Apartments with a 2 Day Summer Package. What you get:

2 x Nights in a brand new King Spa Apartment
2 x Nights of Dinners (2 courses per person)
2 x Cooked Breakfast for 2 people each morning.

10% off retail price for stays between 1 December 2019 – 31 March 2020. Subject to availability.  Please mention this advert on booking, please call 1300 679 688

$549 for 2 people valid for stays between 1 December – 31 March 2020. 

There are many different ways to travel to Broken Hill, flight, train or car, why not take your dream adventure for a fraction of the cost.

Book in by calling 1300 679 688  (options 2) or emailing 


From the late 1800s onwards, for almost a century, the Mt Gipps Hotel brought together fascinating adventurers from far and wide who yarned stories of their Outback travels with one another. With a cold drink in hand and red dust on their boots, the hotel hosted many a visitor, from explorers to soldiers to miners and artists.

The Mt Gipps Hotel closed in 1987, remaining silent for three decades. But as of 2018, this historic venue is once again the lively home of travellers and storytellers, with the brand-new refurbished Broken Hill Outback Resort bringing today’s amenities to the rugged Outback so beloved for generations untold. After years of neglect, this heritage building has been restored to its former glory, and is the centrepiece of the new resort.

This Broken Hill hotel is now home to a restaurant catering for up to 300 guests, a bar and bistro, with plans in the works for a day spa and and galleries showcasing local artists.

Stay and save 10% by calling 1300 679 688 or emailing


Talk to us about our experiences and what tours include optional experiences* for those wanting to squeeze a little more adventure into their holiday! Check your travel itinerary for flights, cruises and tours that we can add into your tour package.

Want to experience something that isn’t listed as an option? Just ask our experts for professional advice. 


Keeping our tour groups small, means that we are able to offer a truly personalised experience. Unlike larger companies, we care about what YOU want to see and do! Our flexible and well-rounded guides give you the opportunity to explore your interests, including geology, photography, history, cultures, architecture, heritage, wildlife and more.


Add more to your adventure with our range of high quality, family-friendly venues


The Broken Hill Outback Resort – New venue boasting picturesque backdrops for campers and caravans.
The Argent Hotel – Family-friendly accommodation in the heart of Broken Hill
The Tourist Lodge – Budget accommodation in the Broken Hill CBD
Warrawong on the Darling (Wilcannia) – An outback oasis for campers and caravanners along the Darling River
White Cliffs Underground Motel (White Cliffs) – Unique underground accommodation in a unique underground community
Mount Gipps Hotel  – located at the Broken Hill Resort – picturesque outdoor and indoor settings with weekly live music



Inspired by the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and unique characters, our properties are located across the regional areas to introduce you to the real Australian Outback by providing travellers with authentic experiences.  Situated in the heart of the Australia Outback, we offer a personal insight into a large range of popular travel destinations which can be directly accessed by flight or train out of Sydney, Melburne and Adelaide into Broken Hill.

Stay and play at 2 or more of our properties, and you will receive 10% off your stay! 

Copper City Motel Cobar
Underground Motel White Cliffs
Warrawong on the Darling Wilcannia
Broken Hill Outback Resort
The Argent Motel
The Tourist Lodge
Ivanhoe Hotel Motel

Enjoy booking directly at each property and mention where else you will be staying with the Out of the Ordinary Outback group, and you will instantly get 10% off your booking. 

You can also book as a group, and we can take care of your arrangements, from the moment you depart your home, we will take care of your bookings at each property, and book your meals and transfers. We have special group packages available, give us a call or email 1300 688 225 

Experience the outback in all it’s glory in a few easy steps. If you’re planning a trip away to the NSW Outback, look no more.  We have a full range of accommodation and touring options as a renowned tour and hospitality operator in the Far West of NSW. Committed to providing outstanding customer service with many tourism awards are testament to this goal. Our services are suitable for the young or the ‘young at heart’. Our focus is on having fun! 

If you would like to receive more information, organise a tailored package please get in touch 1800 679 688 or


News, Specials

Organising a function can be such a daunting process, regardless of its size or the number of guests. Once you’ve made the decision and you’ve booked, you might wonder if the venue will be able to fulfil your needs, and you may not know until the function is already happening! It’s essential to have complete peace of mind that the venue will meet and even exceed your expectations. That will allow you to feel relaxed and calm about organising your event.

Regardless of what your event is, Broken Hill Outback Resort is perfect to celebrate your next function. From the moment you book your event with us, you can leave your stress and worry behind. We’ll ensure you and your guests remember how perfect your event was for years to come.


At the Broken Hill Outback Resort, your dream wedding is right here. With the assistance of experienced wedding managers, you’ll be able to tailor the perfect wedding to suit you and your guests. You can be assured that everything will be seamless and you’ll be able to focus on enjoying the whole process of getting married.

A variety of spaces: From intimate indoors or grand outback outdoor we have different types of configutation to host your wedding that will suit your needs. The entire resort can host up to 400 guests, whereas the Coach house can host up to 60 standing and 40 seated.  The choice is yours, with a multitude of option available, speak to us about your ideas.
Accommodation: The bride and groom, the wedding party and the wedding guests can all be accommodated for at your wedding if you choose. You can also be sure that our spa apartments make the perfect backdrops for photography.  The Bride and Groom will receive a complimentary King Spa En suited room for your special day.
Our Partners: We have many partners in audio-visual, hair and makeup, stationery and more to help you make shopping around, easier.

Business Functions

Holding the next big conference or business meeting? We’ve got the perfect rooms for you to hold them in. In outback style combined with the breathtaking ‘wow’ factor will have your guests suitably impressed.

Pre-Function Area: Before your guests enter the meeting, they can relax in the indoor or outdoor bar area of the Mount Gipps Hotel. Think brand new space, beautiful outdoor decking, great new bar and open space, a few light bites or drink packages to kick off your big event and have everyone feeling relaxed.
Meeting Area: The choice is yours, you can have the indoor area of the Coach House, we can set it up in a U-shape format or a large board table setting. We can comfortably seat 30 people into this space, with a wall set up as the AV side, large TV screen or projector. We have a nice fire place and air-conditioning to ensure you are comfortable all day and night. 

Festive Celebrations

Whether you are planning a Christmas party for family, friends or colleagues, The Broken Hill Outback Resort is the perfect location for a stylish event. We are able to cater from small gatherings to large Christmas parties.

To make the celebration even more memorable, why not indulge and enquire about our special Christmas accommodation rates, available for you and your guests attending your Festive celebration.

Experience deluxe accommodation where we’ll make sure you leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired by all Broken Hill has to offer. Book your function with the Resort direct today to receive the lowest online rate.
1300 688 225 


News, Specials

Outback divas prepare to receive a queen’s welcome at the Broken Hill Outback Resort. 

Event date: Monday 16th 2019

The Broken Heel Festival will light up the outback with its annual celebration of Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Bio Queens, comedians and showgirls and they have extended an Encore on Monday 16th September. The fast-growing festival had an audience of more than 6,500 last year, with even more expected to join the celebrations in 2019. 

Prepare for the razzle, dazzle and darlin’ good times as the Broken Heel Festival kicks off in September 13 – 16th  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.

Make your stay Out of the Ordinary – enjoy the Festival Queens perform from Midday in a beautiful OUTBACK setting, great food packages, drinks and one more day of fabulousness. Thanks to the team at Broken Heel Festival we have joining us:
Philmah Bocks
Leather Lungs
Kita Mean
Anita Wigl’it
Christina Kneesup
Shelita Buffet

Each of these Queens have been scheduled to perform 2 songs each and be at the venue for approx 4 hours to meet & greet, mingle and have photos taken with guests. This is a PG family rated event, we welcome all walks of life to enjoy one more day at the New Broken Hill Outback Resort. 

Busses are scheduled from midday – 5pm, more details will be announced on website and on facebook.
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



Take advantage of our most popular short stays with Tri State Safaris. 


‘Noodle’ for opal at White Cliffs
Sleep soundly in the famous Underground Motel
Visit underground opal showrooms
Meet unique outback characters
Travel remote outback roads through spectacular country
Explore the collection of indigenous Panaramitee style rock engravings


Our first destination is the unique “underground society” of White Cliffs, whose residents actually live underground! Experience the eerie lunar landscape and spend the night in the famous Underground Motel. Visit various mines and museums, and why not try your hand ‘noodling’ for opal on the working opal fields. This is also the perfect place to find a special piece of ‘colour’ from one of the underground opal shops – why not take home a memory of your tour that you will be able to wear and treasure forever?

Leaving our underground oasis, we head west on remote red dirt outback roads toward our next destination, learning about the pastoral heritage of the area with opportunities to spot local wildlife such as emus and kangaroos along the way.

Today’s highlight is a visit to a restricted access area, with exceptional examples of Aboriginal rock engravings. Tri State Safaris is one of a handful of tour operators with access to this ancient area. By joining this tour you will become one of the privileged few who will ever experience a visit to this unique rock art site.

Panaramitee style rock art at this site is characterized by motifs pecked into the rock surface with a specially prepared stone tool. Depictions of traditional teachings, dreamtime stories and native birds and animals can be seen extensively throughout the area.

As always, our minimal impact practices mean we take special care when entering into this very special area. Both our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal guides have a special affinity with indigenous culture, and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Enjoy a picnic lunch before commencing our return journey through the Barrier Ranges and back into Broken Hill, through more amazing outback scenery. The tour then returns to Broken Hill.

More infomation on our 2 Day Opal Dreaming Tour or any of our other indigenous tours can be found at mutawintji eco tours


The two-day/one-night tour includes accommodation and four meals and is available for $760 per person, twin-share, or $840 for solo travellers. A five per cent seniors concession discount is also available.

Those who book the tour can receive a special 10% discount on accommodation at Out of the Ordinary Outback’s three properties in Broken Hill – The Argent Motel, the Tourist Lodge and the new Broken Hill Outback Resort. Nestled just outside Broken Hill, the resort offers king spa apartments overlooking the desert as well as camping and van sites and a restaurant inside a restored, historic pub.

The 10% discount on accommodation is available if the two-day tour is booked by 31st October, 2019. Tours depart on demand for a minimum of four people.  Call 1300 688 225 or email 




Caravanning is one of our many passions, and we can bring that little-bit-of-comfort to our caravan & camping grounds at an excellent price. Which means you can enjoy the best of what the Outback has to offer, sans seediness and in a friendly safe environment where we pride ourselves on community spirit, merging the best of both worlds into something truly unique.

We have some great options for our caravanning guests.

  1. Enjoy Camp Dinners every night at Warrawong on the Darling around the camp fire at 6pm for $18 per person.
  2. Enjoy free camp nibbles around the camp fire from 4pm and a great selection from their new menus located at the hotel on site at the new Broken Hill Outback Resort.
  3. Stay 3 nights at one of our caravanning/ camping properties, and get your 4th night for free!
  4. Unhook your caravan at Warrawong on the Darling and travel up to White Cliffs for a night, where you can experience  Australia’s biggest Underground Motel with a $40 discount on your first night stay! Just to say you slept underground in a dug out and get that once in a lifetime best nights rest in the peace and quite at 22 degrees constant temperature all night and day!

If you stay at one or more of our Holiday Parks  we will give you 5% off your accommodation visit!

Now that’s Caravanning made easy!


Explore some of the most iconic destinations in the outback, with this limited time tour special!


The 6 Day Outback Dreaming Package combines 4 of our most popular 1 and 2 day tours, with 5 nights’ accommodation and meals throughout!

With so much to see and do in Outback NSW – it’s hard to decide where to begin! Our tours are the tried and true way to experience the best parts of this magnificent region, with a personalised and memorable experience.

Departing: 23rd October 2018

TOUR SPECIAL PRICES Twin share: $1,544 (save $386pp) Single supplement: $1,836pp ($save 459)

Tours for other dates are available. Full price fares apply to any other tour departure date. Contact our office for more information.

Book now by calling the Tri State Safaris office on 1300 688 225 or emailing

INCLUSIONS 2 Day White Cliffs Opal Dreaming Tour 1 Day Mutawintji National Park Tour 1 Day Broken Hill and Silverton Explorer Tour 1 Day Menindee and Kinchega National Park Tour 1 night accommodation at White Cliffs Underground Motel 4 nights’ accommodation at the Argent Motel Broken Hill All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning tea/fruit. All transfers

EXCLUSIONS Train fare on first day of travel


Includes overnight accommodation in the Underground Motel Visit the ‘underground’ society of unique mining community White Cliffs – where the residents literally live underground! Renowned for uncovering the world’s only opal ‘pineapple’, the landscape of White Cliffs looks deceptively barren. Take a closer look and you’ll discover a community filled with history and character, right underneath your feet!


Includes access to the restricted access Historic Sites

Mutawintji (pronounced moot-a-wint-ji) National Park, was once a busy meeting place for Australia’s ancient indigenous inhabitants. Their dreamtime stories, history and teachings adorn rocks and caverns, as stencils and engravings, providing a unique insight into the life & culture of the Australian aboriginal people. Mutawintji holds evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating back over 8,000 years.


With a history steeped in mining culture, the outback community of Broken Hill was founded above the silver and zinc-lead ore deposits that lead to the establishment of BHP Billiton. Since then, Broken Hill has become renowned for its extensive artisan community and its long role in Australian history that lead to it becoming country’s first heritage-listed city. Its isolation, sprawling country surrounds and proximity to small historical communities have given it a name as Australia’s ‘Gateway to the Outback’. What better way to start an outback adventure.


Includes 1-hour River Lady cruise on Lake Wetherall*

Located on the South-East of outback community Broken Hill, and holding three and a half times as much water as the Sydney Harbour, the Menindee Lake system is renowned for its strikingly beautiful flooded red river gum trees. The water system and abundant native plant species are also known to attract a large variety of native birdlife and native wildlife. Menindee and Kinchega National Park has played a role in pastoral and indigenous culture as well as Australian history as one of the destinations visited by the ill-fated expedition of Burke and Wills first took place

*Depends on weather and availability

Book now by calling the Tri State Safaris office on 1300 688 225 or emailing


New outback resort poised to open in Broken Hill, with opening specials on accommodation and Mutawintji tour bookings

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.”

Opening specials

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 or call 1300 688 225