Mount Gipps Station, Outback NSW

Mount Gipps was one of the first properties settled west of the Darling River in the 1860s. It has a rich mining history dating back to the 1880s and several old mines and miner's huts pepper the hillsides. The geological history of Mount Gipps ranges between 750 million and 1.7 billion years.

In 1883 Charles Rasp, a Mount Gipps boundary rider, and six fellow workers pegged out the mining claim to the world's richest lode of silver lead and zinc and the start of Broken Hill. The remains of the Tarrawingee railway line built in 1891 to carry limestone to Broken Hill weaves its way across the property.

Accommodation

Mount Gipps Station Accommodation

  • Self Catering Accommodation:

    • BYO food, drinks, linen, sleeping bag, or swag.
    • Linen Packs available for $15 for one night or $10 for two or more nights.
  • Shearers Quarters (Sleeps 16):

    • Fully equipped kitchen- fridge, cool room, microwave, stoves 8 twin share rooms
    • Dining room with open fire Covered BBQ area with open fireplace.
    • Shared bathroom and toilets
    • Satellite TV
    • Some wood supplied for open fires.
  • Jillaroos Cottage (Sleeps 7):

    • Fully equipped kitchen including gas stove, fridge and microwave
    • 2 bedroom- BR on 1- queen bed and one single bed
    • BR 2 Queen beds and two singles
    • Lounge room satellite TV, split system A/C plus 1 single bed
    • Bathroom and toilet
    • Open verandas
  • Camping - 2 Powered Sites:

    • 2 powered sites, unpowered sites and some bush sites
    • Camp fires are permitted but we ask that guests bring their own wood.

Getting To

Mount Gipps Station Location:

Getting to Mount Gipps Station:

  • Mt Gipps Station is located just 40 kilometres north of Broken Hill. Access is well signposted. From Broken Hill take the Silver City Highway toward Tibooburra and after crossing the Yancowinna Creek at Yanco Glen, take the Corona Road to the left. Mt Gipps homestead entrance is located 9 km from the intersection.
  • If travelling south along the Silver City Highway from Tibooburra or Mutawintji National Park, the intersection with the Corona Road is visible as you approach the former Yanco Glen hotel site from the north.
  • Mt Gipps is also accessible from the Corona Road when travelling from the north (Smithville and Pine View). Take the Corona Road across the Barrier Ranges. Note the Tarrawingee Tramway track and even the ruins of Tarrawingee township along this route.

Driving to Broken Hill

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There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Broken Hill. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your outback experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed) <> Barier Highway: Distance = 1,445km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Castlereagh Highway > Barrier Highway: Distance = 1,150km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway > Silver City Highway: Distance = 837km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway: Distance = 518km approx

 

See & Do

Mount Gipps Station See and Do:

Around Mount Gipps:

  • Mount Gipps Station offers visitors a wide range of activities to suit many interests.
  • The rugged creeks and hillsides are popular with bushwalkers, especially those with an artistic or photographic interest. Explore and fossick amongst the ancient rocks, or explore the remnant sites of the rich mining and geological history of the station.
  • Four wheel drive enthusiasts will love the self- drive tours; buy a map and off you go. You will see kangaroos, emus and lots of varieties of birds including wedge tailed eagles, falcons ,owls, finches , white winged fairy wren to name a few.
  • Explore the historic Tarrawingee railway line which passes through Mount Gipps Station, or take in the magnificent sunrises and sunsets from the ridge top. The night skies are spectacular in the outback.
  • Mount Gipps Station is the ultimate outback experience: you owe it to yourself to be a part of it.

More About Our Place

Mount Gipps Station (cont)

In 1883 Charles Rasp, a Mount Gipps boundary rider, and six fellow workers pegged out the mining claim to the world's richest lode of silver lead and zinc and the start of Broken Hill. The remains of the Tarrawingee railway line built in 1891 to carry limestone to Broken Hill weaves its way across the property.

The primary product of Mount Gipps are dorper sheep which are bred for the meat market. Stock work is carried out at various times of the year. This work includes lamb marking and sale of livestock. John and Kym also trap and muster feral goats and sell them for their meat. Goat meat is the most eaten meat in the world.

There are a variety of landscapes to explore. These range from amazing rocks carved out into an assortment of shapes by wind and water, ancient creek gums suspended from cliff faces in beautiful gorges, rock holes filled with water after rain and magnificent 360° views of this spectacular country from the ranges.

Towns & Touring

Towns & Touring:

Broken Hill - Touring & Experiences

 

Map & Contact Us

Contact Mt Gipps Station

For bookings and further details contact:

John and Kym Cramp

Mount Gipps Station, Broken Hill 2880

Ph: 08 8091 3537 Fax 08 8091 3841

Mount Gipps Station Website

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Broken Hill Weather Outlook

 

Outback NSW Road Alerts

This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 3 hazards in this region.
  • Regional NSW - West
    Central Darling Shire Various Roads
    FLOODING
    Started 09/10/2017 9:44am, last checked today 9:55pm
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    Advice:Exercise caution
    Other Info:Several roads in the shire are affected by flooding.

    For more information on the condition of roads in the Central Darling Shire, call the 24-hour telephone information line on (08) 8091 5155.

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  • Regional NSW - West
    Coonamble Shire Council Area Unsealed Roads
    FLOODING
    Started 09/10/2017 9:02am, last checked today 6:55am
    Advice:Exercise caution
    Other Info:All unsealed roads in the Coonamble Shire are open but motorists are advised to exercise caution. Motorists are reminded to always drive to the conditions.

    For more information, contact Council on (02) 6827 1900.

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  • Regional NSW - West
    Unincorporated Area of the Western Region Silver City Hwy
    FLOODING
    Started 09/10/2017 4:19am, last checked 12/10/2017 5:40pm
    Advice:Check signage
    Avoid the area
    Other Info:The following regional roads are open but motorists are advised to exercise caution:
    The Cut Line - Tibooburra to Borrona Downs
    The Cut Line - Borrona Downs to Wanaaring

    There are also changed conditions for several local roads. For a complete list call (08) 8082 6660 for a recorded message.

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