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Outback New South Wales

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Outback NSW

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$3157.00pp (twin share)

Outback NSW

You don’t need to leave NSW to get a taste of the outback. Southwest Outback NSW is a landscape of majestic openness and natural beauty. On this holiday we take time to explore this magnificent Australian region where the Darling River, the art, culture, and history will leave you with everlasting impressions.

Visit Lake Cargelligo a surprisingly attractive small town in the heart of the wide, brown Riverina plains and built beside the lake of the same name. Adventure around Menindee Lakes, an inland wonderland and a vital source of water for the surrounding farms.
Explore the birdwatchers’ paradise of Kinchega National Park wetlands. Visit the beautiful historic Kinchega Woolshed for a glimpse into Australian pastoral history. Wander the sands of time in ancient Mungo National Park at the heart of NSW’s Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area and home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man.

Spend time on Corynnia Station, a 17,000 acre busy working property owned by our hosts Bruce and Julie who love to share their unique, historic and truly Australian part of the world.

The finer details

Deposit: $300.00 per person within 7 days of booking.
Balance: is due and payable 40 days prior to departure. Travel Insurance: is a condition of Travel as areas visited are remote and cancellation fees do apply.

Tour Price:
Single Supplement: Deposit: $500 per person within 7 days of booking
Balance: Due and payable 40 days prior to departure

Tour price includes:
– Home pick-up and return for Central Coast & Newcastle passengers
– Purpose built 4WD travel
– Experienced and informative driver/guide
– Two course dinners & breakfasts each day
– 5 x Lunches
– All sightseeing, attractions, cruises and entry fees as per itinerary
– Bottled water on board
– 7 nights ensuite accommodation
– 2 nights shared facilities

Accommodation on this tour is the best available at each destination.

Tour price does not Include:
– Items of a personal nature
– Personal travel insurance
– Optional sightseeing tours
– Beverages other than specified

Luggage: Luggage to be packed in a soft sports bag or similar (no wheels or hard-sided bags allowed) A small backpack for inside the vehicle is recommended as this is to be stored under your seat when the vehicle is moving. Luggage to weigh no more than 17 kg backpack 5 kg.

OUTBACK NSW – ITINERARY

DAY 1. Gosford - Orange (D)

Departing the coast this morning we travel via Lawson and Wentworth Falls to Katoomba for our luncheon stop. A pleasant drive through the quaint village of Hartley to Bathurst and then onto Orange for our overnight stay.

DAY 2. Orange - Lake Cargelligo (BD)

Today we travel to Parkes and the resort town of Bogan Gate. Condobolin is the largest centre in the heart of NSW and is home to approx. 3,500 people. Commonly known as Condo, the town lies on the bank of the Lachlan River. A little further along we take time to view Utes in the Paddock. This outdoor gallery is a ‘must see’ for the Central NSW region, featuring some of Australia’s best known artists including John Murray, Shane Gehlert, Peter Brown, Adam Cullen and Karen Tooth, in a tribute to life in the outback. Our journey continues to Lake Cargelligo for our two night stay.

STAY: Lake Cargelligo Motel
DINE: Dinner this evening will be at the local hotel

DAY 3. Lake Cargelligo (BLD)

What a fascinating place is Lake Cargelligo, full of history, culture, landscape, agriculture, views and sense of wide-brown-land. Today we do some exploring, meet some locals, visit the museum and watch a working draught horse display. You will be surprised at what you will see.

DAY 4. Lake Cargelligo - Menindee (BLD)

Departing from Lake Cargelligo we will travel the Lachlan Valley Way to the small township of Hillston. Water from a large artesian basin irrigates many food crops in Hillston, including oranges, cherries, mangoes and olives. We then continue on to the small township of Ivanhoe. This afternoon we make our way into Menindee for two (2) nights.

STAY: Burke & Wills Motel

DAY 5. Kinchega National Park (BLD)

Menindee is an oasis in the Outback, a beautiful spot to soak up the outback atmosphere. View the lakes (when full holds three & a half times the volume of Sydney Harbour) and surrounding wetlands, sand-dunes and pastoral land.

The river and its majestic redgums are a restful place for a spot of fishing. Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of some of the 200 different bird species that frequent the area of Menindee. Venture into Kinchega National Park and visit the beautiful historic Kinchega Woolshed for a glimpse into Australian pastoral history and imagine the heyday of this place, where six million sheep were sheared.

DAY 6. Menindee - Mungo Lodge (BLD)

Today we travel beside the Darling River along the Pooncarie Road passing through vast station properties We take a break at Pooncarie, which today is a tiny hamlet on the Darling River, and was known in the late 19th century as ‘The Port’. At the time it was a vital staging place for the river steamers which began plying the Darling River in 1858 en route for Menindee and Wilcannia. Today there is little more than a hotel, a store, a post office and several dozen people. Our journey continues to Mungo Lodge for our two (2) night stay.

You will be so surprised with the Lodge and facilities but best of all you will be mesmerised by the magnificent outback surrounding. After dinner relax outside your room and gaze at the endless stars.

STAY: Mungo Lodge

DAY 7. Mungo National Park (BLD)

With our local guide on board today we venture into the heart of an ancient landscape, Mungo National Park. 112,586 hectares of amazing things. Today we will learn the history and visit the sights including the Lookout, the Walls of China and the woolshed, just to name a few.

Scientists have discovered artefacts of this ancient culture dating back over 50,000 years across the expanses of the last ice age. This makes Mungo one of the oldest places outside of Africa to have been occupied by modern humans since ancient times.

DAY 8. Mungo Lodge Corynnia Station (BLD)

Sadly we depart Mungo Lodge and make our way to Join the Sturt Highway at Balranald. We travel the short distance to Hay before making our way to Corynnia Station for our 2 night stay with our hosts Julie and Bruce. Corynnia Station is a 17,000 acre busy working property and have chosen to share their unique, historic and truly Australian part of the world. They produce high quality Merino wool and their the irrigated cropping programme includes cotton, grains and sheep fodder, using technologically advanced methods.

Corynnia is a stunning outback homestead oasis with pool, tennis court and lots of friendly animals. Native fauna and flora, bush walking, push bikes, campfires, farm tours and incredible 360 degree skies.

DAY 9. Tour Corynnia (BLD)

Subject to weather conditions we will join Bruce’s farm tour. Bruce will take us to parts of their 17,000 acre busy working station where you will learn a little of their technologically advanced farming practices in growing the worlds best quality and highest yielding rice, cotton, rye grass and wool. Discover the benefits of planting genetically modified seed. See the historical 1920’s and 1940’s shearing shed, still in use today. After lunch we relax on the verandah of the homestead enjoying afternoon tea and a chat with Julia about life on the station.

DAY 10. Corynnia - Harden (BLD)

Farewell to Julie and Bruce at Corynnia and make our way back to the Highway. Visit the town of Narrandera before arriving in Temora for a visit to the Aviation Museum. After our visit to the museum we make our way to Harden to check into our motel for our last night.

DAY 11. Harden - Home (B)

Homeward bound today, and once on the Central Coast you will transfer to our mini buses for your return home.
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