Wilcannia and the towns (Menindee, Tilpa and White Cliffs ) along the Darling River are rich with memories of a time when paddle-steamers opened up the dry heart of the continent.
Tours & Attractions
Wilcannia delivers actions and attractions
Wilcannia was once a thriving port for the wool cargo that was shipped along the Darling by river steamers. Those days are long gone, but the town still has a legacy of magnificent stone buildings. Among its heritage buildings are the 1880 post office and its attached residence, the Club Hotel, which dates from 1879, and the Athenaeum Library, now the town’s Rural Transaction Centre. Here you can consult National Parks Discovery Guides, who can arrange town tours and provide detailed histories of all the town’s major buildings.
Did you know?
At the Tilpa Hotel, you can add your own wit to the graffiti wall for the price of a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Central Darling Shire is the largest local government area in NSW – over 53,000 square kilometres, similar in size to the State of Tasmania. Wilcannia was the third largest inland port in Australia in the 1880s, when it was known as the Queen City of the West.
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