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Highlights in outback New South Wales

Highlights in outback New South Wales

Take a journey off the beaten track and experience the very best of outback  New South Wales.

Mungo National Park

Celebrate the wonders of the great Australian outback at the Mungo National Park in south-west New South Wales. This is a World Heritage–listed area that is particularly sacred to the local Aboriginal people, as parts of the landscape have remained unchanged for thousands of years (with estimates suggesting that some parts could be more than 32 million years old) and were the home of their ancestors. If you’re after a truly special outback experience then you can’t get much better than this. Journey to the nearby Willandra Lakes and see 600,000-year-old fossils firsthand.

Lightning Ridge Opal Tours

Want to learn more about this unique gem? Then head north-east to the town of Lightning Ridge and hop on an opal tour. Hosted by Outback Opal Tours, you’ll be taken to an opal mine to see mining up close and personal as you fossick for opals and try your hand at opal cutting.  Lightning Ridge is home to the black opal, a mysterious iridescent gem that has been an integral part of the town’s history.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is one of Australia’s premier regional art institutions and is well worth the visit. Located right in the heart of Broken Hill, this two-storey gallery showcases artworks from some of Australia’s best regional artists, as well as workshops and events. The Broken Hill Gallery is home to the Pro Hart Outback Prize, which celebrates the spirit of our great outback and the work of regional Australian artists from across the western region, and the Maari Ma Indigenous Art Awards.

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