Relax and unwind on the banks of the Darling River at Warrawong - a tranquil outback sanctuary.
About 3km east of Wilcannia is a little surprise haven that allows visitors to experience the true Australian outback in comfort. Opened just over two years ago, the Warrawong on the Darling offers the weary traveller a very refreshing oasis. It consists of a large caravan park along the Darling River, which offers not only powered and unpowered sites but also self-contained accommodation as well.
Being a fairly large site, Warrawong offers plenty of peaceful walks, as well as bird watching and photography; there is even a large natural lagoon on the property. It's a very pleasant caravan park indeed, almost a destination in itself.
The park is a welcoming and friendly environment, especially when Happy Hour is about to kick off! Held around the camp fire (bring own chair) and not far from the well set up camp kitchen, Happy Hour is clearly a popular event with some staying on well into the evening.
The modern cabins are a highlight, along with the camping sites that back onto the river, but one of the star attractions at Warrawong is the very impressive and well-appointed amenities block. Hand soap and hand towels were minor features but the well sized shower cubicles complete with individual wash basins offer showering in style.
Down the road is of course the historic town of Wilcannia and in addition the two great coffee shops, the old lift bridge across the river and the fine heritage sandstone buildings that give a clue to a time gone by when the town was a destination for paddle steamers.
Warrawong is located between Broken Hill and Cobar, in the north-west of NSW.
Only 3km from Wilcannia, Warrawong is situated just off the Barrier Highway. It’s a 950km journey from Sydney, which takes almost 11 hours.