Harsh but fragile, the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW has been appreciated for millennia by the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants. Today, you can see astonishing Aboriginal rock art, some 30,000 years old, at sites in Mutawintji National Park. Similarly, the remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman, dating back 40,000 years, can be found at Mungo National Park, situated within Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. Some of the most remote towns in NSW are here – Lightning Ridge, Broken Hill, White Cliffs and Tibooburra. They also offer some unique attractions including the Royal Flying Doctor Base at Broken Hill, underground hotels at White Cliffs and the Living Desert Sculptures, a group of impressive sandstone sculptures located in the Living Desert Reserve, 10 km from Broken Hill. The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre is also well worth a visit.
Outback NSW has a wide variety of accommodation including motels, apartments and luxury hotels.