Flanked by the Darling River, Kinchega National Park and an overflow lake system, Menindee was a real highlight of our journey inland. From river red gums to sand dunes, water birds to emus, this place has it all.
Storm moving across Lake Menindee
On the Main Weir Road
A rainbow bee-eater
Burke and Wills expedition set up base camp at the Pamamaroo Creek, where the smaller group with Burke and Wills formed to continue their ill-fated journey north.
Scenes from Kinchega National Park
Old Kinchega Woolshed
Sunset from our camp site
One night stop at Broken Hill, or silver city included a look at some of the mining history and local arts. No cycling on this leg of the journey with temperature at 38C.
The Line of Lode makes an imposing town silhouette
Broken Hill Trades Hall building from 1905
Browne’s wooden head frame dates back to 1890’s and is the oldest remaining head frame in Broken Hill
Landscape around Junction mine
Site of first hut built by Broken Hill mining company (who became BHP) May 1885.
Pro Hart gallery entrance (above) and Rolls Royce (below)
Today we went to Mungo National Park, part of the Willandra Lakes Heritage Area and traditional lands of Paakantyi, Mutthi Mutthi and Ngyiampaa people. A place with a rich, cultural history going back over 40,000 years ago. After being welcomed to country, we walked the Walls of China tour before driving the 70 km across the lake floor, saltbush, mallee country and dunes. A wonderful experience of a very special place.
These emus and galahs enjoyed the watering hole at Vigars Well.
Mobile dunes near watering hole.
Old Zanci Homestead site