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





Menindee has a unique position in Outback NSW Nestled between the lakes & the Darling River.

A mecca for bird watchers (236 species on our district list) and a fisherman’s paradise.

Steeped in indigenous cultural (special place of the Paakantji/Barkindji people).

Has great historical significance (5 famous explorers came through Menindee pre 1870)
Major Thomas Mitchell 1835, Charles Sturt 1844, John McKinlay 1855, Burke & Wills 1860.

Early Pastoral settlement in that Winteriga, Menindee & Netley (Bindara) are recorded as settled by the Rankin brothers in 1849.

Heritage Town (Menindee being the 1st town proclaimed on the Darling River).

River History (Paddle steamers played a big part in our regions development and we have our own inland shipwreck site dated 1872).

NSW’s second longest continuously operating pub (The Maidens)

Birth place of the “Menindee Seedless” Grape.

Food bowl of the Far West – citrus, orchards, stone fruit, grapes, veges.

Knows for it’s magical sunsets

Iconic Town - part of the Darling River Run

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