3 Day Outback Exposure Tour
Develop a taste for Outback Adventure! This three day tour will show you just a slice of what this great Outback region has to offer. We guarantee you’ll be back for more!
- The picturesque landscapes of the Menindee Lakes
- One hour river cruise aboard the River Lady (subject to availability)
- Indigenous culture of Wilcannia
- Relaxing accommodation at Warrawong on the Darling
- Go underground in White Cliffs
- Sleep underground in the Underground Motel
- Step foot inside the restricted access Historic Sites of Mutawintji National Park
Witness the abundance of bird and wildlife found amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Menindee Wetlands. Renowned for its eerily beautiful drowned red river gum trees, the Menindee Lake system is estimated to hold three and a half times more water than the Sydney Harbour when at capacity. A relaxing morning tea stop beside Parmarmaroo and cruise across Lake Wetherill allow passengers the opportunity fully immerse themselves in spectacular surrounds.
The adventure continues, as we follow the meandering Darling River to the historic River Port of Wilcannia. Once a bustling inland port, the only remnants that remain of Wilcanna’s once affluent trade, take the form of historic stone buildings – vivid reminders of the township’s past. We’ll take the time to explore the region’s strong indigenous ties and culture before enjoying the tranquillity of our first night’s accommodation at Warrawong on the Darling.
Our second day begins, as we travel to the opal-mining community of White Cliffs. In a time before effective air-conditioning in a land experiencing hot desert weather in excess of 40 degrees celsious in summer months, clever residents of this small community sought respite underground, with many choosing to live in hand-made dug-outs. This is a tradition that continues to this day, giving the White Cliffs landscape its trade-mark landscape that seems almost lunar in appearance. We will have the complete White Cliffs experience, as we end the day in our accommodation at the Underground Motel, which is (as the name suggests) a motel located entirely underground.
On our last day together we travel through the stunning Barrier Ranges on our way to the one of Australia’s most culturally significant aboriginal sites at Mutawintji National Park. Lying amidst the spectacular Byngnano Ranges, ‘Mutawintji’ means ‘place of green grass and waterholes’ in the native indigenous language. Observers can agree that this name is well justified. With creeks and rock holes surrounded by red river gum trees and native flora, this national park is just stunning to walk through.
The most impressive of all, is what lies behind the ‘locked gate’ in the Mutawintji’s ‘Historic Site’. This site houses the ancient rock engravings and hand stencils of the land’s traditional inhabitants, with numerous walls and rocks bearing the stories and teachings of one of the world’s longest surviving human races. The cultural significance and sacred nature of the ‘Historic Site’ has lead to the site becoming a restricted access area. The guides and drivers of Tri State Safaris have been given special training and permission to access this area with our tour groups, making this a unique experience for our passengers.
More infomation on our 3 Day Outback Exposure or any of our other indigenous tours can be found at mutawintji eco tours
Valid 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018:
Passengers: Single fare: $1,499pp Twin share: $1,380pp
Children: (5-13 years) are half the adult twin share price when sharing family room
Please note: ‘Tag-alongs’ refer to participants who wish to travel in their own vehicle – only available once we have a confirmed departure.
This tour is booked on demand for a minimum of 2 adult passengers! Contact us to scehdule a tour date that suits you!
All scheduled departure dates for this tour require a minimum of 2 adult passengers to become a confirmed departure.
All meals as indicated in itinerary, 2 nights accommodation, transfers from your Broken Hill accommodation, travel in fully equipped air-conditioned 4WD vehicles.
If you are joining us on an outback holiday and would like further information about Broken Hill accommodation venues that we recommend or what the Broken Hill weather should be like during your visit please click on our Links page or our FAQ page.
For more great ideas on things to do and places to go in the Australian Outback, check out the Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia websites.