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Perry Sand Hills

Wentworth NSW

Just 10kms from Wentworth, The Perry Sand hills are an amazing site especially at sunrise and sunset. Throughout the day, the colours of the dunes change and wonderful shadows and patterns form as the sun rises of sets.

The moving dunes are steeped in Aboriginal history and culture and seem incongruous in the flat surrounding area. The picnic area is a perfect place for a lunch before or after exploring the sand hills.


The beauty of the sand hills is obvious but it has not always been aesthetically appreciated; during the Second World War, the site was used for bombing practice. But today, its beauty is appreciated by visitors and camera crews alike as it has been the set for many advertisements and films including 'The Man From Snowy River', Burke and Wills, and The Flying Doctors.

Perry Sandhills cover 10 hectares and are part of the Thegoa Lagoon floodplain. Included by many as a top photographic destination, the sandhills reveal their splendour more so at sunrise and sunset; which also means there tends to be less people traipsing over the dunes.

The Route:

Wentworth <> Perry Sandhills

Distance = 10 km - about 20 mins

Route: Main Wentworth Rd (Sealed)

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