NSW Outback Retreat Launches New Desert Experiences
Outback NSW holiday retreat, Warrawong on the Darling, in the NSW Outback, has introduced a range of new experiences such as cycling, kayaking and hearty meals to help guests enjoy and explore the nearby billabong and surrounding desert on the outskirts of Wilcannia in far west Outback NSW.
Out of the Ordinary Outback, which owns seven properties in far west Outback NSW, including Warrawong on the Darling, is also offering discounted and free nights at the cabin, caravan and camping park, nestled by the Darling River and surrounded by the sand dunes, far horizons, rugged open spaces and big skies that make the uncrowded region of outback NSW perfect so alluring and inspiring.
Easily accessed by sealed highways ideal for roadtrips, the sleepy and remote heritage hamlet of Wilcannia, 947km west of Sydney, 840km north of Melbourne, 714km east of Adelaide and 197km east of Broken Hill, was the largest inland port in Australia during the great riverboat era of the mid-19th century.
Snuggled by a classic, desert billabong that would fit perfectly into Banjo Paterson’s famous poem and song, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and fringing a tranquil and wild stretch of the redgum-lined Darling River, Warrawong on the Darling is a sprawling 688-hectare sanctuary offering 21 deluxe, self-contained cabins, 44 sites for caravans and tents, a camp kitchen, hot showers and toilets and scenic bushwalking and car trails. The park is perfect for seeing wildlife, a variety of birds, fishing and watching stunning sunsets while huddled around campfires.
To enhance the Outback NSW camping experience at Warrawong on the Darling, Out of the Ordinary Outback has introduced bikes for adults and kids to hire at $10 an hour to follow riverside trails or ride to Wilcannia 3km away, and also kayaks to paddle on the river for $20 an hour. Yabbie traps are also now available to rent to catch yabbies in the lagoon and cook up in the camp kitchen or on a barbecue. Casual but hearty outback dinners are also now available from $20 every day as well as breakfast and egg rolls for $10 to accompany the sunrise over the far-stretching Outback NSW plains.
At dusk each day, guests at are invited to meet for happy hour nibbles provided free by the camp. Fruit from the park’s own orchard is now also available for sale, including juicy organic oranges, tangelos, mandarins, figs, pears, peaches and plums.
Discounted and free nights
Out of the Ordinary Outback is offering caravanners and campers at Warrawong on the Darling the offer to stay four nights but just pay for three with the fourth night free. Powered sites are available from $40 a night. There is no deadline on the offer.
A 10% discount is also available for cabin guests at Warrawong on the Darling who also stay at another of Out of the Ordinary Outback’s properties in the region during an Outback NSW roadtrip. Including the discount, cabins at Warrawong on the Darling are available from $148.50 a night, for two people. No deadline on the offer.
Out of the Ordinary Outback owns seven properties in far west NSW – Broken Hill Outback Resort as well as The Argent Motel and The Tourist Lodge – both in Broken Hill, and the Copper City Motel/Hotel in Cobar, Warrawong on the Darling at Wilcannia, the Ivanhoe Hotel Motel and the famous White Cliffs Underground Motel