Ivanhoe, Outback NSW

Outback Touring & Destinations

About Ivanhoe

About Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe, a small town with a big history, is located 200 km east of Menindee on the Cobb Highway; on the iconic Long Paddock touring route which stretches from the NSW/Victorian border at Moama all the way up to Wilcannia.

A peaceful town, and a great stopover on the Long Paddock route, Ivanhoe (population 300) offers the visitor essential amenities as well as a great self-guided Ivanhoe Heritage Trail, which includes the town’s major historic sites and public buildings. With insights including:

  • The arrival of the railway
  • The Government Tank
  • The Post Office
  • Bushrangers
  • Watering Holes
  • Industrial trouble
  • The Cobb Highway/Long Paddock
  • Reminiscences.

Amenities include:

  • Grocery store
  • Café/takeaway
  • Service station
  • R.S.L. Club
  • Real estate agent
  • School
  • Airport
  • Ambulance & Hospital.

Outback Beds

Outback Beds at Ivanhoe

  • 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.

Getting to Ivanhoe

Driving to Ivanhoe

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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.

From Brisbane:

Warego Hwy <> Darling River Run <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock): Distance = 1,420km approx

From Sydney:

Hume Hwy <> Burley Griffin Way <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock): Distance = 831km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Frwy <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock): Distance = 633km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Mallee Hwy <> Sturt Hwy <> Cobb Hwy (The Long Paddock): Distance = 860km approx


Travel & Touring

Ivanhoe Touring Routes

  • Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a taste of the lower Darling including Menindee Lakes before heading upstream and to Wilcannia and onto the iconic opal town of White Cliffs… this touring route is a must for the adventure minded.

Visitor Information

Ivanhoe Visitor Information Centre

Ivanhoe Post Office,
Columbus Street,
Ivanhoe NSW 2878
Phone: (02) 6995 1140

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