NSW Outback Warrumbungles Silo Art Corner Country Mungo Broken Hill Darling River Bourke Sydney Return 14 day Tour
Explore the Far West of NSW with Silo Art, Corner Country, Mungo National Park, Broken Hill, Darling River Run from Wilcannia to Bourke with a visit to White Cliffs opals fields & miners stores, Bourke, Brewarrina Warrumbungles Siding Springs Gulgong Mudgee Sydney Return 14 days
- Sydney to Broken Hill and return to Sydney
- Portland Silo Art
- Parkes Radio Telescope – The Dish
- Canowindra – Age of Fishes Fossil Museum
- Grenfell Silo Art
- Weethalle Silo Art
- Hay – Shear Outback Centre
- Wentworth – Junction of the Darling & Murray Rivers + Megafauna Museum
- Mungo National Park & China Walls tour
- Menindee – Lakes & Burke & Wills Camp
- Broken Hill & Silverton – Pro Hart Gallery, mine tour, history, Mining & railway museums
- Return optional tours or meets rail to Sydney or Adelaide
- Packsaddle & Milparinka historic site
- Depot Glen & Pooles Grave
- Tibooburra granites, pastoral, art and mining history
- Dog Fence & NSW State border
- White Cliffs Opal fields (sleep underground)
- Darling River Run via Tilpa & Louth
- Gundabooka National Park & Aboriginal rock art
- Bourke – river cruise
- Brewarrinna – ancient fish traps 40,000 years old
- Macquarie Marshes overnight by the wetlands – great bird spotting
- Coonamble Silo Art
- Warrumbungles NP and Siding Springs observatory
- Meeriwa Silo Art
- Gulgong historic village
- Mudgee wine tasting
- Zig Zag Railway
- Blue Mountains
Our tours are small group adventures for people who love to connect with regional Australia and particularly regional and outback New South Wales. Our small group tours travel in Land Cruiser vehicles or we do have a comfortable minibus for up to 10 people
The Silo At Trail is transforming Australian regional towns. Join us on an adventure through rural Australia to witness these great masterpieces and the local hospitality.
Options include a day tour to Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history.
Day 1 – NSW Silo Art Trail tours take us through some lovely country towns and regional areas, and our 6 day tour from Sydney to Broken Hill includes the Portland silos at the old Cement Factory – beautiful artwork there on the cement works and symbolic of the restoration of the community in Portland exemplified by their site work and the wonderful annual art exhibition.
Moving on beyond Bathurst and the fascinating history of the gold rush and Cobb & Co coaches, then The Dish Exhibition centre at the giant CSIRO operated radiotelescope that brought the 1st moon landing images to Earth. Overnight Parkes
Day 2 – We visit Canowindra and the Museum of Fishes – ancient fish fossils from this area that was once an inland sea. Then Cowra (and railway roundhouse for the keen). Onwards to the popular Grenfell Wheat silos completed in 2019 and then moving to the well-known Weetalle Silos and overnight here for some sunset and early morning light photo shoots
Day 3 – We travel via Weddin Mountains National Park, West Wyalong, Rankin Springs, Balranald to Wentworth for overnight
Day 4 – Wentworth view visit the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, Australia’s biggest river system and also visit Wentworth Pioneer Museum with life-size megafauna replicas from the local area including the cuddly 2-metre high Diprotodons. Into the desert and Mungo National Park to explore this ancient lakebed environment. Here the stories of the regions from a local guide, and learn of the oldest known ritual burial in the world. Discover the Walls of China and megafauna history of the area, explore the ancient Willandra Lakes and the historic sheep station and large and impressive shearing shed that served the area for around 100 years. Overnight Mungo Lodge, Mungo National Park.
Days 5 – Travel the Darling River via Pooncarie, Menindee and Kinchega National Park. Explore the memorial to Burke & Wills camp on the lakeshore, and a haven for wetland birds. Into Broken Hill and dinner at famous & delicious Mario’s Palace Hotel (full of murals from Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame) Overnight Broken Hill.
Day 6 & 7 – Explore Broken Hill highlights (your choice) including Pro Hart Gallery, The Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial plus Desert Sculptures or Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history.
Options – Explore Broken Hill in the morning then travel to Adelaide via Peterborough (railway history) Burra (old Copper mine tour) and tour completion
Day 8 – Depart Broken Hill through the Barrier Range on the Silver City Highway via Packsaddle for Milparinka and Depot Glen, where explorer Charles Sturt spent 6 months in 1845 with a team of men, waiting for rain and cooler conditions. This area has been extensively mined for tin, lead and gold and operated large sheep stations. Appreciate this once thriving gold mining town at the restored Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum. Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450 million-year-old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We check out the Tibooburra pubs and considerable town and mining history before overnight here at Family Hotel or Granites Motel BLD
Day 9 – Today we are heading into the Sturt Desert & Sturt National park, crossing the Grey Range with a stop at Fort Grey. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands. After some great opportunities for photos, we pass through the Dog Fence and arrive at Cameron Corner on the 3 states corner (NSW, SA & QLD) for a thirst quencher and souvenirs, and check out the “Corner Store” (conditional on the border being open).
Travel to White Cliffs and explore the opal mines history, and maybe find some local opal bargains. Then to our overnight accommodation underground BLD
Day 10 – Now to the Darling River Run via Wilcannia, with once a bustling port for the paddle steamers, now with its beautiful and historic sandstone public architecture. On up the Darling River Run to river towns of Louth & Tilpa – with a cuppa and tour at the famous Dunlop Station. Dunlop Station is an historic sheep station property located on the Darling River. Once a million acres it has a 45 stand shearing shed which was the first shed to have mechanical shears. with the check out the paddle boat and big wool and sheep station history of this region. Gundabooka National Park surrounds Mt Gundabooka and has unique Aboriginal Rock art to explore, including a pleasant and easy walk through this isolated National Park. Overnight Bourke BLD
Day 11 – Check out Bourke’s history and a riverboat cruise before we head for Brewarrina on the Barwon River, and the 40,000 or more year-old Aboriginal Fish Traps – still working. The Brewarrina fish traps are one of the oldest man-made structures on earth. This elaborate network of rock weirs and pools stretches for around half a kilometre along the riverbed and was built by ancient tribes, to catch fish as they swam upstream. Heading south to Macquarie Marshes we watch the birds near sunset before overnight at the nearby Willie Retreat.
Day 12 – An early start for the birdwatchers at Macquarie Marshes before travels to Coonamble (more silo art), Warrumbungles National Park, and a delightful bush walk to view The Breadknife, a stunning rock outcrop. Siding Springs Observatory is next with a tour inside the observatory to check out the latest astronomical discoveries, then travel through this stunning volcanic region to Coonabarabran for overnight.
Day 13 – We head for Merriwa via the Goulburn River National Park and view more silo art at this authentic township of Merriwa. Gulgong – the town that was on the $10 note – is next on the list. This quaint and historic village has lots of history from the gold rush days and is a delight to take in the regional history and historic buildings. We are now a short drive to the Mudgee vineyards for a wine tasting at some of the districts best vineyards on this rich red volcanic soil – at Poets Corner – and other select wineries for a delicious lunch. Overnight Mudgee
Day 14 – Explore this thriving local community of Mudgee before travelling the scenic Victoria Pass via Lithgow, see the Zig Zag Railway, Govetts rare views of the Grosse Valley and the Wollomi Pines at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Mt Tomah before descending the mountains via Bells Line of Road and arrival back in Sydney around 5 pm.
- 13 nights Hotel Motel Accommodation – twin share or single supplement available – see booking link
- Genuine small group tour vehicle – usually 4WD Landcruisers
- Professional Driver Guide
- All meals
- Paddleboat cruise at Bourke
- Wild wildlife!!
- National Parks entry fees. Mine tour in Broken Hill
- Tour price supports Outback Kids & Nature Care projects.
- All tours require a minimum of 2 passengers for departure. If you
require a booking for 1 person please call us direct to confirm minimum numbers have been met prior to booking online
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