Wanaaring, Outback NSW

 
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On the banks on the Paroo River, 240 kilometres to the east of Tibooburra, and 195 kilometres north west of the Darling River township of Bourke, is the village of Wanaaring. Established in the 1880's, the town provided services to the large sheep properties of the time. Once, wool scouring, or wool washing, was carried out on the banks of the river. Long gone, reminders of those times can be found among the memorabilia on the river banks.

Today, the township today provides services to the outlying station properties, and to the travelers passing this way, to or from the Corner Country.

 

Wanaaring Weather Outlook

 

Wanaaring See & Do...

  • Fish for yellow belly
  • Cast a net for yabbies
  • Play golf with the locals
  • Take a tour of a bee farm, and take home some honey
  • Explore the historic Cemetery
  • Visit the RFDS Clinic
  • Walk along the Paroo River

Wanaaring - Touring & Experiences

 

Driving to Wanaaring

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There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Wanaaring; there are highway routes and adventure routes along the 'road less travelled' via sealed and unsealed roads..

As a general overview:

From Brisbane:

Warrego Highway <> Newell Highway <>Gwydir Highway <> Kamilaroi Highway <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Road: Distance = 1,106km approx

From Sydney:

Castlereagh Highway > Golden Highway <> Mitchell Highway <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Road: Distance = 952km approx

From Melbourne:

Kidman Way <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Road: Distance = 1,178km aprox

From Adelaide:

Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Road: Distance = 1,023km approx

 

Food, Fuel and Emergency Services

Outback NSW is very well serviced by food and fuel outlets as well as emergency services but the Corner Country is more remote so good planning is the key to safe outback travel.

The following downloadable file highlights what is available in the Corner Country; download, and even print a copy, as a ready reckoner.

 

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
    Website:
    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.

    Location:View on map
  • 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.

    Location:View on map
  • 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.

    Location:View on map

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