Sturt National Park is tucked away in the northwest of the state and recognised as the gateway to Cameron Corner – the meeting point of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
The Darling River Run is a long, dusty and startlingly beautiful 950km outback touring route that unfurls between Walgett and Wentworth.
Outback New South Wales – land of the setting sun.
Not a 4WD destination, to be sure, but a ripper weekend out of Sydney nonetheless. The Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, just over five hours drive inland of the capital.
Mungo National Park is located 580 clicks north of Melbourne, access is via route the M2, Calder Highway and the grand old Silver City Highway.
While Mungo National Park lays clearly on New South Welsh soil, it’s a favoured option for Melbournian offroaders attempting to score a proper weekend outback getaway.