Touring Route Focus!

>> Drive to Cameron Corner? From Broken Hill, two great adventures await! Sturt's Route or Along the Dingo Fence.

>> Looking for an adventure after the Darling River RunDarling River Run? How about the Bourke > Tibooburra > Broken Hill tour.

>> With Broken Hill as your base, the NEW Watershed Loop connects the Darling River to the Corner Country.

Drive Sydney to Broken Hill

Drive Sydney to Broken Hill - Touring route options for getting to Broken Hill from Sydney. New South Wales, AustraliaDriving from Sydney to Broken Hill can be a one-day highway drive or a 2-3 day adventure tour taking in some iconic places along the way.
Add to that, this adventure route includes the BourkeBourke, LouthLouth, TilpaTilpa, and MenindeeMenindee section of the iconic Darling River RunDarling River Run.

Sure the direct route is quicker than the adventure route, but if you want something different and have a few days to do it, then this 'Road Less Travelled' is the way to go!

Broken Hill is a 'must-see' destination, so much so that in 2015 it Broken Hill became the first Australian city to be included on the National Heritage List. That's impressive! Broken Hill, in the far west of New South Wales, is considered the capital of the outback and the gateway to the interior of this great country. It is only a short drive from the Darling RiverDarling River (Menindee) and should be included when doing the Darling River Run.

The drive from Sydney to Bourke, traditionally, is a pleasant run out along the Western Motorway, over the Blue Mountains, along the Castlereagh Highway then up the Mitchell Highway... pleasant, long, and without much fun.

But for a real adventure, there is an excellent alternative route that will connect you with the land and taking in some fantastic sights along the way. There is so much to see and experience on the way the quickest mode of transport or the most direct driving route would almost seem like cheating.

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." Ursula K. Le Guin

Mt Gipps Station, Borken Hill,  Corner Country, Outback AustraliaNorth of Broken Hill - Breathtaking county in the heart of the outback and only 40km from the heritage-listed and iconic town of Broken Hill. We offer various accommodation options including private cottages, caravan sites, shearers quarters and camping.

The Adventure Route

Distance: 1,704 km

* Note, the first leg of this Sydney to Broken Hill drive can be done either via the magnificent Wollondilly Valley or a more direct route to Bathurst. The option to go via Wollondilly Valley is not suitable for caravans due to the narrowness of the road down to Wollondilly River. Camper trailers are ok.

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Safe Outback Travel

Driving Outback Australia

Safe Outback Travel

The Outback is easily accessible and a safe place to travel. Like any journey, correct planning, preparation and common sense will ensure a memorable and wonderful experience.

Safe outback travel is about common sense and potential dangers come from the hot & dry summers and distances between towns & services.

The Outback experiences very hot and dry summers. Travel is safer and more enjoyable March – October.

The best advice for any traveller is.. “it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it