What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about New South Wales? It’s easy think about the impeccable coastline but what about what’s inland? Caravanning Australia has you covered with a few places to visit in the heart of New South Wales.
Ned Kelly Raid Trail, Jerilderie
For any Ned Kelly enthusiasts, Jerilderie is the place you’ll need to visit on your inland adventure. In 1879, Ned Kelly and his gang robbed the Jerilderie Bank and briefly overtook the town – his infamous manifesto was even titled the Jerilderie Letter. Explore the streets and buildings that are primarily still intact, such as the Post and Telegraph Office, Police Stables and the Royal Mail Hotel, all of which are places the Kelly Gang wreaked havoc.
Mungo National Park, Murray-Riverina
If you’ve followed our Murray River Adventures series, you would have recognised the Mungo National Park – just a short two-hour drive from Mildura, this national park is one to not miss!
The World Heritage–listed park has a rich history that dates back millions of years. Fossils of past inhabitants are on display at the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, which were found in the dried lakebed. Mungo National Park also holds cultural significance as it was an important sight for the local indigenous community. Take a local Aboriginal discovery tour and learn about the region from its traditional owners.
Nakadoo Farm Stay, Coonamble
Caravanners and campers you’ll love this spot – the working farm offers stays free of charge! The owners Karen and Naka will share with you the rich local history and can take you along a guided tour through The Shed. The museum showcases rural life through farming equipment, shearing, rodeo memorabilia and vintage farmhouses. Take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the area and even visit the farmyard with an array of friendly animals.
Pictured is Mungo National Park. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.