Iconic Outback Destinations

Far West NSW & QLD Towns & Localities

Dispersed across the west of outback regions of New South Wales and Queensland are towns and localities that are the stuff of legends; truly iconic outback destinations.

From the opal towns of Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs, across to Broken Hill and Silverton, and north through the Corner Country via Tibooburra and Cooper Creek, and through western Queensland to Lawn Hill and, finally, Karumba on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

It really is the stuff of legends! 


Iconic Towns & Localities - Far West NSW

Broken Hill - NSW

Broken Hill - NSW

Broken Hill, its name conjures up so much that we identify with Australia. Henry Lawson once stated ...

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Silverton

Silverton

While not actually on the Darling River, Silverton is one destination that should be inclu...

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White Cliffs

White Cliffs

White Cliffs is a truly unique outback experience. Like silence? Tired of the bright lights and nois...

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Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek

Steeped in folklore and Australia's rich explorer's history, Cooper Creek is one of those must-see o...

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Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill National Park in Queensland's outback is a garden paradise you wouldn't mind looking after...

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Karumba

Karumba

The only town in view of the Southern Gulf, Karumba serves up everything the Top End is renowned. In...

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The Dowling Track

The Dowling Track

Travel in the footsteps of Vincent James Dowling and other early pioneers who over 100 years ago d...

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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge

We all love the unique things about Australia and while many would argue there are many unique place...

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Milparinka

Milparinka

How outback do you want to go? You drive 296 km north of Broken Hill, 39 km south of Tibooburra and ...

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Tibooburra

Tibooburra

There is something impossibly romantic about Tibooburra; there it is in the far north-western corner...

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Thargomindah

Thargomindah

For the traveller, Thargomindah and the surrounding area offers wonderful National Parks (Lake Bin...

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Wanaaring

Wanaaring

On the banks on the Paroo River, 240 kilometres to the east of Tibooburra, and 195 kilometres north-...

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Cameron Corner

Cameron Corner

Cameron Corner is the surveyed northwest, and southwest corners of New South Wales and Queensland, r...

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Packsaddle

Packsaddle

About midway along the Silver City Highway between Broken Hill and Tibooburra is the area known as...

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*** Safe Outback Travel ***

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