Leaving the red dust of the road behind you.

The Outback

The wild beauty and spectacular landscapes invite you on a caravan or camping holiday of a lifetime!

New South Wales is a wildly popular destination for Australian and international tourists alike. But, while most of the attention tends to be on its many urban attractions, the state’s outback regions are just as beautiful and offer an incredible experience for anyone looking to get away from it all. Let's explore some of the highlights of Outback New South Wales.

The Landscape

Outback New South Wales covers more than one-third of the state and is home to some of Australia’s most diverse terrain. From open plains to rugged mountains, rolling hills, large rock formations, vast grasslands, and stunning national parks—such as Mungo National Park, Gundabooka National Park, Sturt National Park, and Mutawintji National Park—there is something here for everyone. The deep red soil will make you feel like you have stepped into another world!

Visit the unique opal mining town of White Cliffs, where most people live underground to escape the heat. Bit of a movie buff? Then take a journey to Silverton, where Mad Max 2 and several other movies were filmed. It is a true Australian outback town!

The Wildlife

Outback New South Wales is also home to some amazing native wildlife that you won't find anywhere else in Australia. This includes rare marsupials such as bilbies and numbats, as well as iconic species like dingoes, kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and emus. In addition to these iconic mammals there are also hundreds of species of birds that call this region home – from brightly coloured parrots to ancient looking wedge-tailed eagles.

The Activities

Outback NSW has an abundance of activities on offer including hiking through the rugged bushland; camping under the stars; four-wheel driving through sandy tracks; or taking a dip in local swimming holes or rock pools (the perfect way to cool off during those hot summer days). For those who want a more leisurely experience there are plenty of great restaurants offering delicious food with a side order of stunning views - not forgetting wineries where you can enjoy some award winning wines or even take part in wine tasting sessions!

In Outback NSW you can travel through the lush farming land of Griffith & The Riverina to the dusty harshness of Broken Hill. Explore the Aboriginal rock art at Mount Grenfell, where three main rock shelters feature more than 1,000 images.

So if you're looking for a unique adventure that takes you off the beaten path then Outback New South Wales should definitely be at the top of your list! With its beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife and array of activities it's no wonder why this region has become so popular with locals and tourists alike. Whether you're after an adrenaline filled adventure or just want an escape from everyday life – Outback NSW will provide an unforgettable experience that you'll never forget!



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MAJOR TOWNS & CITIES

The term Outback defines any part of Australia 'out back' from the larger cities that reside on Australia's coasts, typified as arid or semi-arid, open land, often undeveloped.

Scientists believe that the 'outback red' is the result of high levels of iron-oxidizing in the soil. The soil in the Red Centre is millions of years old.

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