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NSW Outback Odyssey: 10 Unforgettable Experiences in New South Wales

The NSW Outback is a unique and rugged region of Australia, offering a wide range of activities for travellers seeking adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

Here are the top 10 things to do in Outback NSW while staying at one of Out of the Ordinary Outback’s NSW caravan parks or Outback hotels:


1.  Explore the Broken Hill Region

Visit the historic mining town of Broken Hill, known for its vibrant arts scene, mining heritage, and stunning desert landscapes. Don’t miss the Living Desert Sculptures and the Pro Hart Gallery you can learn more about things to see and do.

2.  Discover Mungo National Park

Experience the ancient history of the land at Mungo National Park, home to the famous Walls of China. Learn about the Aboriginal history, geology, and ancient megafauna that once roamed the area.

3.  Stargazing in the NSW Outback

With minimal light pollution, the Outback offers some of the best stargazing opportunities in the world. Find a secluded spot to marvel at the southern hemisphere’s night sky.

4.  White Cliffs Underground Living

Visit the quirky opal mining town of White Cliffs, where many of the residents live underground to escape the extreme temperatures. Explore the underground homes, galleries, and museums. A stay at the White Cliffs underground motel is a major bucket list item you can check off here.

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5.  Camping and NSW Outback Adventures

Embrace the rugged environment by camping at a NSW caravan park or campground. Enjoy outdoor activities like bushwalking, four-wheel driving, and birdwatching in national parks like Kinchega and Sturt National Park.

6.  Taste Outback Cuisine

Try authentic NSW Outback cuisine at local pubs and restaurants. Indulge in hearty meals like damper (traditional Australian bush bread), kangaroo, emu, and other regional specialties.

7.  Heritage Rail Journeys

Embark on a historic rail journey, such as the iconic Indian Pacific that crosses the continent, offering stunning vistas of the Outback NSW landscapes along the way.

8. Visit Lightning Ridge

Explore the opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, known for its unique black opals.

Take a tour of opal mines, soak in natural hot springs, and learn about the local opal industry.

9. Cobar’s Mining History

Discover the mining history of Cobar, another important mining town.

Explore heritage sites, visit the Great Cobar Heritage Centre, and learn about the area’s copper and gold mining past.

10. Outback Festivals and Events

Check the local event calendar for NSW outback festivals and events. The region hosts various events like country fairs, rodeos, and Indigenous cultural festivals, providing a glimpse into the local way of life.

11. Book a tour with local provider

Embark on a seamless and immersive journey through the heart of the NSW Outback by booking a tour with the esteemed local operator, Overland Adventures. With their extensive expertise and intimate knowledge of the region, they offer an exceptional day tour from Broken Hill that unveils the hidden gems of this captivating landscape.

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Remember that the NSW Outback is vast and can be harsh, so it’s important to be well-prepared with water, supplies, and appropriate safety measures when exploring this remote and beautiful region.

Book accommodation along the way with Out of Ordinary Outback hotels in all different parts of Outback NSW.


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