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Outback NSW region

What to do in this region

Things to do

Culgoa National Park, gidgee trees. Photo: NSW Government


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Go west to Outback NSW

Get a taste of the outback without leaving NSW. Find unforgettable vast landscapes, rugged trails, and 45,000 year-old Aboriginal culture. Epic sunsets and crystal clear skies are the perfect backdrop to a camp out under the stars. Answer the call of Outback NSW.

Experience the colours and epic sunsets of Outback NSW. Photo: John Turbill


Kinchega National Park

Camp beside the Darling River among the majestic river red gums of Kinchega National Park. Explore Aboriginal and pastoral history on a school excursion and marvel at the range of birdlife.

Campers at Emu Lake campground. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

Visitor centres

Nearby towns


Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. Considered the "Gateway to the real outback", Bourke is home to around 3,000 people and has a range of places to eat, garages and services, and plenty of things to do.

Broken Hill

About 10 km from Broken Hill, in the middle of the Living Desert Reserve, is Sundown Hill, the site of the Living Desert Sculptures. Follow the easy walking trail that takes you past these beautiful sandstone sculptures, even more striking in this desert setting.


Explorer Thomas Mitchell camped at the site of the present-day town of Nyngan in 1835; the town site was surveyed in 1882. Wander the self-guided heritage trail to see many fine examples of buildings from this era.