Ideally located in the peaceful town of Ivanhoe, founded in the early 1870’s and named after Sir Walter Scott’s work of historical fiction, Ivanhoe, Wendy’s Caravan Park and Servo provides visitors with a range of services to suit their needs.
From immaculate self-contained accommodation to shady, grassed powered sites with spotless amenities, Wendy also stocks Diesel and ULP, grocery items, fresh milk, meat and bread, and home and vehicular hardware.
The township was situated on well-used coach and stock routes connecting Wilcannia on the Darling River with Balranald and Hay on the Murrumbidgee river, however these days traffic consist of local landholders and tourists keen to experience the real outback.
You host Wendy is born and bred in Ivanhoe and very proud of the town’s heritage and her thriving business.
Things to do
These days Ivanhoe is mainly a service town for travelers passing through and of course the local landholders, and is characterized by its very wide main street, however it makes an ideal overnight stop with the opportunity to mix with the locals over a cold beer at the hotel or club, gaining a real insight into their outback lifestyles, or seeing the Royal Flying Doctor Service in operation on its twice weekly clinics.
Ivanhoe Heritage Trail:
The Ivanhoe Heritage Trail provides a good introduction to the town and its history. At separate sign-posted locations along the trail there are detailed descriptions of (1) the arrival of the railway (2) the Government Tank (3) the Post Office (4) bushrangers (5) watering holes (6) industrial trouble (7) the Cobb Highway and (8) reminiscences. With the exception of the railway station all sites are located within a block of the main street. A pamphlet with details of the heritage trail is available from the post office and other retail outlets; a book with more detailed information is also available for purchase.
Ivanhoe is located on the Cobb Highway, 182 km from Wilcannia to the north and 210 km south to Hay. The Hay to Ivanhoe section is sealed and while there is bitumen on some sections of the Ivanhoe to Wilcannia section, the majority is unsealed. There is a local road route from Ivanhoe to Menindee, 205 km in length, this road is a gravel dry weather only road.
There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Ivanhoe, Outback NSW. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.
|Brisbane||Warego Hwy <>Darling River Run<> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock)||1,420km|
|Sydney||Hume Hwy <> Burley Griffin Way <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock)||831km|
|Melbourne||Calder Frwy <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock)||633km|
|Adelaide||Mallee Hwy <> Sturt Hwy <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock)||860km|
Towns & Touring
Ivanhoe is a small town with a big history located 200 km east of Menindee on the Cobb Highway. Located on the iconic Long Paddock touring route which stretches from the NSW/Victorian border at Moama all the way up to Wilcannia. Ivanhoe is a peaceful town and a great stopover on the Long Paddock route.…
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