- A vivid collection of awe-inspiring landscapes, extraordinary historical tales and memorable characters under bright blue skies
- From Lightning Ridge to Broken Hill, Nyngan to the back of Bourke
Why go there
Harsh but fragile, the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW has been appreciated for millennia by the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants.
And following recent rain in late 2010 and early 2011 there’s never been a better time to visit. The national parks are flourishing; the area’s unusually green, the landscape is in full bloom and the flora and fauna is in beautiful abundance. Many flowering plants, such as the Sturt Desert pea, are in bloom for the first time in years while birds, kanagaroos and emus are out in force.
Yanga Lake is full for the first time in 12 years and, following long years of drought, the Menindee Lakes system is also full.
Aboriginal artworks, some 30,000 years old, adorn sites in Mutawintji National Park. At Mungo National Park, the remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman date back 40,000 years, making it the oldest known ceremonial burial site in the world.
The Outback is a region of grand horizons, of adventure, emus and opal mines. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s real characters. The light and vibrant colours attract artists and film-makers.
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