White Cliffs is geographically located in the centre of a number of National Parks with a rich history of Aboriginal heritage. The National Parks Visitors Centre in White Cliffs is the starting point for discovering the Paroo Darling National Park where you can learn about the Paroo Darling River, its life and its people. Lake Peery is a spectacular shallow inland lake with the water coming from the Paroo River. Once full it can hold water for 3 years, but when it doesn’t rain and the lake is empty, water continues to seep into the mound springs.
Mutawintji National Park can be reached on a day trip from White Cliffs, and boasts some of the most magnificent creeks and gorges in the area. There is ancient landscapes, an area steeped in history, rock etchings and traditional sites throughout the area. You will need to contact the Park directly for information on tours and access.
A little further afield, is Kinchega National Park (near Menindee) and Sturts National Park on the way to Tibooburra.
For more information about the National Parks in the area, contact the NSW National Parks directly.
An hour south of White Cliffs on sealed road is Wilcannia, which was once the third largest shipping port in Australia. It is part of the Murray Darling river system, and the home of the Barkindji or people of the river.
On the way north, you will find the Reola Woolshed , a modern shearing shed with a unique design.
And look out for the ‘Tool Tree’ on the way to Tibooburra at the junction of the Silver City Highway and White Cliffs Road. Call in and spend some time at the historic township of Milparinka, or enjoy a spell, a chat and refreshments at the Packsaddle Roadhouse located on the Silver City Highway.
Travelling On from White Cliffs? This, of course all depends on your vehicle, the road conditions and the track you follow.
- Tibooburra – 3 hours
- Cameron Corner – 5 hours
- Innaminka – 9 hours
- Wannaaring – 2.5 hours
- Hungerford – 4 hours
- Cunnamulla – 6.5 hours
- Tilpa – 2 hours
- Wilcannia – 1 hour
- Emmdale Roadhouse – 2 hours
- Cobar – 4 hours
- Ivanhoe – 4 hours
- Dubbo – 7.5 hours
- Broken Hill – 3 hours
- Broken Hill via Mutawintje – 5 hours
- Adelaide – 800km
- Melbourne – 900km
- Sydney – 1100km
- Perth – A long way!!!