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Warrawong on the Darling

Wilcannia Accommodation

 
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Welcome to Warrawong on the Darling!

Warrawong on the Darling hosts

Warrawong on the Darling, a brand new purpose built Modern Cabin, Caravan and Camping accommodation ground situated just off the Barrier Hwy on 12km of Darling River frontage between Cobar and Broken Hill, 3km from historic Wilcannia.

Warrawong offers you a high-spec amenities block, beautiful scenery including lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river, providing caravaners and campers the comfort they long for – great for a night stopover or longer.

Experience the real Australian Outback in comfort with an abundance of wildlife and unspoilt tranquility, simply sit and watch the amazing variety of birds and the ever-changing colours of the sunsets.
Take day trips to White Cliffs, Tilpa, Louth, Paroo Darling National Park, Menindee and the Menindee Lakes, Broken Hill, and the historic river port of Wilcannia – the rough diamond gem of the Outback.

Welcome

Your hosts, John and Ann John and Ann are lovers of the outdoors and so they set out on their journey to find that ‘ultimate’ outback experience. This has brought them to Warrawong on the Darling as your hosts. Their aim is to bring you a beautiful setting, surrounded by wonderful attractions such as bird watching, fishing, bushwalking and star gazing into the night’s clear skies and if you’re lucky the milkyway... it’s these little extras which make your stay relaxing and memorable.

Hosting a ‘meet’ n ‘greet’ daily around the camp kitchen, Warrawong on the Darling is one of those friendly parks you’ll find yourself recommending to others.

As soon as you drive in, you’ll feel right at home. “No strangers here, just good friends you haven’t met yet”. We hope to see you visiting us soon! John & Ann

Our Town

  • There is a lot more to Wilcannia than people know. Located along the Darling River within the Central Darling Shire of Northern Western NSW, Wilcannia was the third largest inland port in the country during the great river boat era of the mid-19th century. Perhaps this is why the Resch’s Brothers chose this location to build their first brewery in Australia (and still partly comprises the Wilcannia Golf Club today).

 

Accommodation

Accommodation at Warrawong on the Darling

What Warrawong on the Darling has to offer:

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• 1700 Acres of working farm land
• 12km of Darling river frontage
• Beautiful large natural lagoon on property
• Brand new high-spec amenities block, laundry facilities, camp kitchen and BBQ areas
• Large grassy powered and unpowered caravan sites (water frontage)
• Endless natural, secluded camp sites on the river or lagoon


Things to Do

Things to in and around Wilcannia

Cultural Tours Hosted by Eddy Harris:

A local Wilcannian man and part of the Bakandji (which means river people) tribe. Eddy draws in the land and his history for inspiration to create his works and has built an amazing catalogue of paintings, carvings, engraving didgeridoos and boomerangs. Eddy will be based at Warrawong on the Darling with a studio and gallery located on-site in the reception building. Eddy is able to create one off work and can be called upon to do private commissions.

Eddy also an accredited national parks adviser and is a cultural interpreter for the area. Drawing on these shows he will be offering a guided tour of the property to show off local Flora and Fauna bush foods and medicine as well as sites of cultural significance including cutting tools, cooking areas and other artifacts which links back into the art and artifacts he creates.

The tour takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides valuable insight into the local area.

Mutawintji National Park:

Is a special place; you can feel it when you're there. You may not be able to quite put your finger on what it is, but the beauty and tranquillity of this place will remain with you long after you leave. Mutawintji has been a significant place in the lives of local Aboriginal people for a long time. In years gone by it served as a place for large gatherings where business, social and cultural interests were furthered. In 1998, after a long struggle by the traditional owners, their land was returned to them. It is now held by the Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council and a Board of Management oversees the operation of the park. Mutawintji National Park Historic Site tours are accessed through local tour operators. Contact the Broken Hill Visitors Information Centre for more information or NPWS Broken Hill Office for further information.

Paroo-Darling National Park:

The Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre is located in White Cliffs. There are five different locations that make up Paroo- Darlig national Park. Peery Lake near White Cliffs, Mount Murchison and Wilga between Wilcannia and Tilpa the Coach and Horse Campground is also located here 52 km from Wilcannia, Tilpilly, Coonavitraon the Barrier Hwy at Emmdale.These are centred on the Paroo River wetland system, one of the most regular flooded systems in Outback NSW. Peery and Poloko lakes and their associated wetlands form part of the Paroo River overflow, the only unregulated river in the Murray-Darling Basin. This free-flowing river can still sustain its rich and diverse ecosystem. A great place for bird watching, photography, fishing and camping/caravanning.

Kinchega National Park:

Kinchega National Park 145km from Wilcannia was once part of the Kinchega - Kars pastoral lease held by the Hughes family since 1870. At its greatest, the property extended from Menindee to Broken Hill and covered an area of over 800,000 hectares.In 1967 the Kinchega section of Kars lease was dedicated as a national park. The park now covers an area of 44,000 hectares. The last shearing was held in the woolshed in 1967 when the 6 million sheep was shorn as part of a ceremony dedicating the park.

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Getting Here

Getting to Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the Barrier Highway, just before Wilcannia (coming from Cobar) or 3km past Wilcannia (coming from Broken Hill)

Driving to Wilcannia

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

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 = 1,230km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway >Castlereagh Highway > Barrier Highway: Distance = 950km approx

From Melbourne:

Hume Highway > Cobb Highway <> Long Paddock (50% Unsealed): Distance = 810km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway: Distance = 718km approx

 


Touring Routes

Touring Routes

  • While the Barrier Highway is the most direct route between Broken Hill and Wilcannia, anyone who has travelled it knows it is not the most exciting way to spend a few hours behind the wheel. So the route out via Mutawintji NP and White Cliffs makes for a wonderful adventure to visit these two icons of Outback NSW.

  • 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

"Fantastic facilities, location, people... we will definitely come back!" Paul Life, VIC

“We stayed in one of the brand new cabins. The cabins are excellent and this would be the best accommodation in the town by far.” Bruce M, QLD

“What a find! Beautiful setting with friendly managers and immaculate amenities, and very peaceful.” Anne P, Essex UK

"State of the art bathroom facilities best we have been to. Managers are very helpful and social, we will recommend to everyone" Garry & Kerry, NSW

“We have just spent four days at Warrawong, and the peaceful serenity of the desert and the Darling River was worth the effort to get here from Bendigo, Victoria.” Bronwyn G, VIC

“We have just spent four days at Warrawong, and the peaceful serenity of the desert and the Darling River was worth the effort to get here from Bendigo, Victoria.” Bronwyn G, VIC

“A new, clean and very refreshing place to stay in an area which was crying out for something like this facility. Highly recommend.” Kate M, QLD

"We had always bypassed Wilcannia when travelling but decided to spend a night in a cabin at Warrawong when we saw the good reviews here. Everything about this place is excellent and lived up to our expectations based on the previous reviews, thankyou!" Dianne B, SA

"I have just had the pleasure of staying at Warrawong on the Darling for 2 weeks. It was brilliant! The cabins are wonderful with everything you need, very modern and the bed was almost as good as my own!" Donna A, Bega NSW


 

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