Menindee - Gateway to the Menindee Lakes, Blue Heart of the Outback





"Things to See and Do"


Menindee Township

Menindee Tourist Information Centre

27  Yartla Street, Menindee
Ph: 08 8091 4274

For all you need to know to enjoy your stay.
Local maps. Souveniers. Local arts and crafts.
Mini museum. Readers Corner. Gallery

Menindee Historic Tour (self drive/walk)

Drop in to the Menindee Visitors Information Centre
49 Yartla  Street, Menindee and collect your free Historic Tour Map
Hear the local stories & colourful history from our friendly volunteers.
Ph: 08 8091 4 274

Ah Chungs  Historic Bakehouse

Host Howard Snedon
Built in 1880 see the original ovens and breadmaking tools.
Ph: 08 80914322    Bookings Essential

Broken Hill Water Supply Pumping Station

 The site on the Darling River  where water is pumped to Broken Hill through the aboveground pipeline.

Maidens Menindee Hotel

Built in 1853 -  Tom Paine’s Pub
Explorers Burke & Wills stayed here in October 1860
Acquired by the “Maiden’s Family” around the 1890’s and still in the family.
View local paintings and the Wall Gallery of photos captured
during the construction  of the Menindee Lake Scheme.
59 Yartla Street, (PO Box 257) Menindee
Open 7 days Ph 08 80914 208 Fax 08 8091 4334

Menindee Historic Trees

Burke & Wills Tree 1860
Survey Tree  1882
Yartla Street flood level Tree 1890

Menindee Rail Bridge

Officially opened as a Rail/Road bridge
With a lift span to let Paddle Steamers through.
Was later designated as a rail only bridge when another
road bridge was built at the other end of town.

River Lady Tours

                   Aboard the River Lady with your skippers Rob and Carleen cruise the ancient Darling River, lifeblood of the Barkindji nation and a haven for wildlife

The River Lady is licensed to carry 25 people.
Day, sunset and birdwatching cruises available.

Contact us 0491 125 828 Rob, 0428 581 112 Carleen

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Menindee – South west Region
Bindara on the Darling

Experience the Outback 40km south of Kinchega where power is harnessed from the sun,  wind & alternative fuel, and where quality organic beef and bio-organic food is produced,  share local pastoral & river heritage and an eco friendly,  sustainable outback lifestyle.    Enjoy genuine outback hospitality where everyone leaves as a friend.

Kinchega National Park

Explore the park and see the unique historical woolshed  15kms from the township of Menindee, and the  boiler  from the PaddleSteamer Providence disaster 1872.

Menindee Lakes & Surrounds – the Blue heart of the Outback

View the lakes (when fill holds three & a half times the volume of Sydney Harbour) and surrounding wetlands,  sand-dunes and pastoral land.
The river and its majestic redgums are a restful place for a spot of fishing.
Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of some of the 200 different bird species that frequent the area of Menindee.


Menindee - Broken Hill Road Region

Burke & Wills Base Campsite

Pamarmaroo Creek - Approx 20km north of Menindee Township

Camel Driver’s Grave – Dost Mohomet

A member of Burke & Wills Expedition who went as far as Cooper Creek campsite and
later was disabled by a rouge camel.  He lived the remainder of his life in Menindee.

Copi Hollow

A natural lake used for speedboats, water-skiing, sailing and swimming.  See the man-made inter-connecting channel linking Copi Hollow & Lake Pamarmaroo to Lake Menindee.

Main Weir   20km from Menindee Township

Enjoy the sites & birdlife.

Menindee Lake Lookout

12km northwest of the Menindee township

Sunset Strip  - Menindee/Broken Hill Road

22km northwest of the Menindee township a hamlet on the shores of Lake Menindee




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