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Nelia Gaari Station

Menindee Accommodation

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Welcome to Nelia Gaari!


If you are lookinq for a quiet convenient spot on the Darling River to park your caravan/camper van or four wheel drive for overnight or as long as you like, call in and check ou.t our great camp sites .

Relax and experience the quiet and restful solitude of the Darling River.

Greg and Lily welcome you to Nelia Gaari Station, a sheep and cattle property which has been in the Martin family for over 30 years.


We have been running the property ourselves for the past seven years and three years ago we decided it was time to start sharing our beautiful stretch of the Darling River with all of those who are traveling this great country of ours.


Our Town

  • "There was Harrison, who made his pile when Pardon won the cup...." so penned Banjo Paterson in the immortal poem 'The Man from Snowy River'. The 'Cup' actually refers to the Presidents Cup at Menindee and not the Melbourne Cup as many people have assumed. Menindee is a town steeped in legend and history for Indigenous and European culture.



Accommodation at Nelia Gaari


nelia-gaari-camp-40nelia-gaari-camping-01Choose your spot by the Darling River; our camp sites are natural, secluded spots with absolute river frontage. There is a gas BBQ as well as shower and toilet facilities.

All camp sites are unpowered; if necessary bring your own generator for lighting etc.

Overseer's Cottage


Five bedrooms- sleeps up to 12.

Fully equipped kitchen and full laundry facilities.

Linen supplied and only 100 metres from River.



Things to Do

Things to do in and around Nelia Gaari

Whilst here you can enjoy fishing for cod and perch, have a go at catching yabbies and shrimp, have a game of golf on our new 9 hole golf course or just kick back and relax, have a drink or two around the camp fire and enjoy the natural surrounds which are perfect for those who are keen on bird life, photography and painting scenes. At certain times throughout the year when we are shearing, crutching or lamb marking visitors are welcome to take a drive from their campsite on the river 30km out to our woolshed to experience what goes on at these very busy times on a sheep and cattle station.

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Getting Here

Getting to Nelia Gaari

By Car:

We are situated on the west side river road half way between Menindee and Wilcannia.

One hour drive from Menindee (80 km including 60 km unsealed road) One hour drive from Wilcannia (90 km unsealed road) Two hours drive from Broken Hill (160 km including 60 km unsealed road)

Four wheel drive isn't necessary but recommended. Please check road conditions if there has been rain the area.

Unsealed roads are closed in the event of rain.

By Plane:

Unsealed airstrip 500 metres from homestead. 700 metres NS EW cross strip with wind sock.

Driving to Menindee

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Open Information on town or member by clicking panel on top left of map.

There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Menindee.

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:

Warrego Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,387km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Mitchell Highway > Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,105km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 802km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway <> Menindee-Broken Hill Rd: Distance = 630km approx


Touring Routes

Touring Routes

  • The Broken Hill Loop allows the visitor to explore the wonderment of southwest NSW, from the ethereal Mungo National Park, to the Darling River and picnic areas of Kinchega, this region is rich with indigenous history and culture as well as European/Pastoral history. A large part of this touring route focusses on the Darling River and some of the iconic towns of the Lower Darling including Wentworth, Pooncarie and Menindee. But it is not all about river towns as the ‘Capital of the outback’, Broken Hill, is a highlight of this route that deserves a visit for at least a few days.

  • 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.

  • The Darling River Run is a journey of discovery along one of Australia’s most iconic rivers. Steeped in indigenous culture and pastoral history, an adventure along the Darling can include staying at any of the Outback Beds members along the river, and in the surrounding area when venturing away from the river to explore the wonderful Outback NSW. Like many parts of Outback Australia, the Darling basin is rich with Indigenous history, spirituality and living culture, as well as being an integral part of early European history and exploitative efforts of iconic Australians like Burke & Wills, Sturt, and Major Mitchell.


Guest Book

What others have said

"Heaven on Earth, green grass, a traveller's OASIS" Mick Donnau NSW and David Smith-Ryland England.

"We had a lovely relaxing few days. It was just like home away from home. Thanks Greg and Lily." Fran and Larry Whitelaw, Broken Hill.

"It's a wonderful place with lots of amazing birds! We enjoyed our stay very much." Martha Storm and Hermann, Holland.

"Thanks for allowing us to camp at your special place. We will definitely be back sometime soon." Jim and Viv Hazel, Gladstone, QLD.

"You have an amazing place and made us feel very welcome, thank you so much." Mick and Jae Edwards, Broken Hill.


more information

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