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Lake Victoria

Main Wentworth Road, Rufus River, Wentworth NSW 2648
Lake Victoria is a fascinating place that embodies both Aboriginal and military history in addition to being a major water source for people in New South Wales, Victoria and other major towns and cities throughout South Australia. In 1994 when the lake level was lowered for maintenance, a wealth of Aboriginal history was discovered. Artefacts such as campsites, stone tools, grindstones, shell middens and hearths along with extensive Aboriginal burial sites were uncovered. It was estimated that up to three or four thousand individual graves existed in the large burial grounds. During World War II, Lake Victoria was used as a training ground for the Royal Australian Air Force. Six fatalities resulted from these activities and to this day two airmen and their aircraft remain missing in the lake bed. For visitors to Lake Victoria there is a viewing point from which to overlook the magnificent lake.
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Rufus River

Rufus River, Approximately 65 kilometres west of Wentworth, Wentworth NSW 2648
It was Charles Sturt who named the Rufus River, apparently in honour of his 'friend McLeahy's red head'. He was also the first white man to encounter the Aborigines of the area, as he and his crew rowed down the Murray in 1830. Following Sturt was an influx of European traffic in the form of 'Overlanders'; moving sheep and cattle along the Murray from the eastern colonies to South Australia. This movement disturbed the Aboriginal people's pattern of life - and conflicts between the two cultures arose, culminating in a clash that became known as the Rufus River Massacre of 1841. There are two areas where camping is permitted. The Rufus River campsite has water, shade and toilets or The Murray River site, which is bush camping only. The Frenchman's Creek leaves the Murray River and enters Lake Victoria and Rufus River leaves Lake Victoria and enters the Murray River.
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Perry Sandhills

Old Renmark Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Perry Sandhills are on the edge of the flood plain that includes Thegoa Lagoon. They are ancient and include Aboriginal cultural heritage areas. The sandhills have been used as a backdrop in many films and television shows. According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located six kilometres outside of Wentworth and are a unique land formation of 400 acres of continuously shifting sand dunes. Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found there. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Pioneer Museum in Wentworth. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift.
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Thegoa Lagoon and Reserve

West Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Thegoa Lagoon and Reserve is a diverse example of a natural lagoon environment and flood plain. The lagoon area contains numerous archaeological sites displaying evidence of past Aboriginal habitation. During and following floods the lagoon would have provided the Aborigines with an abundant supply of water, animal and plant materials. The ecology of the lagoon is adapted to periodic cycles of flooding and drying. Such cycles are an essential part of the ecological productivity and diversity of these wetlands. Thegoa Lagoon and the surrounding flood plain consists of a high diversity of habitats within a relatively small area. Don't forget to come to the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre to collect your self-guided tour brochure of the lagoon!
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Wentworth Cemetery

Cadell Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
At Wentworth Cemetery there are graves dating back to the 1850's as well as a fascinating walking tour. Many of the district's pioneers are buried at the Wentworth cemetery including several well know businessmen such as William Gunn and John Egge. The occupants have not always rested easily here, as the front fence and some of the graves were moved back to allow room for a road and the building of Lock 10. During floods the cemetery was impossible to get to and funerals had to be boated in. A fascinating 'Walking Tour' leaflet is available from both the Wentworth Town Library and the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre for those who would like to explore the stories behind the Cemetery and some of it's occupants. Photo courtesy of the Wentworth Historical Society.
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Wentworth Pioneer Museum

117 Beverley Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
There are 1.8 million years of fossilised giants and over 150 years of Pioneer Settlement history at Pioneer World Museum. This is an excellent museum supplying the history buff with information on much of Wentworth's heritage. The Rotary Club have collected over 3,000 artefacts and relics covering all aspects on the history of Wentworth. It is home to one of Australia's biggest photographic collections on river boats and original buildings, and is everyday day for viewing with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day. Journey through time with a walk through the extensive Pioneer and Folk collection. Including Indigenous artefacts and a Megafauna Display based on fossil remains discovered in the Wentworth region and Mungo National Park. Discover the history of the river trade and experience the triumph of the Fergie in the 1956 flood. Explore the ambitions and hardships of the local pioneer as they overcame the harsh surrounds to create a wonder that is Wentworth. An amazing story told through tools, instruments, documents and everyday treasures of a bygone era.
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Lock 10 and Weir

Cadell Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
The weir and lock were completed in 1929. The purpose of the weir is both to maintain a high level of water for irrigation in times of little and to regulate water flow. The lock enables boats to pass from the upper stream to the downstream level of the Murray River and vice versa. To allow the migration of fish species upstream past the weir at anytime, special 'fishways' have been built at the abutments of Lock 10. A series of interconnected pools allow the fish to move from pool to pool as part of their upstream travel. This is an important step in the long term recovery of the River Murray ecology. For visitors to the weir and lock area, numerous picnic tables are available for a pleasant lunch by the water with barbecues across the road for those preferring to cook their own.
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Wentworth Sporting Complex

Beverley Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Wentworth Sporting Complex on 10.4 hectare incorporates an 18 hole championship golf course with magnificent greens, 14 tennis courts with eight on supergrass, and two bowling greens. Situated next to the Old Wentworth Gaol, the 18 hole Wentworth Golf Club is picturesque in every sense. Even if the weather is hot, there's no shortage of water on the course with lakes punishing those who are wayward. Motorised carts, buggies and clubs available for hire. The Wentworth Tennis Club has a total of 14 courts. Eight are on super grass and four under lights. Social tennis is encouraged at any time. Ladies social tennis is every Thursday morning at 9am. Courts are always open for members and visitors to use. The Wentworth Bowls Club has two great greens to play on, one of which is super grass. Visitors are more than welcome to have a social bowl at any time.
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Darling and Murray River Junction and Viewing Tower

Junction Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
The junction of Australia's two longest rivers, the Murray and the Darling - an iconic Australian 'must see'. Climb the viewing tower and see the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers, which, combined, is the fourth largest river system in the world. When the Darling is in flow, a surprise awaits - as the two rivers are marked by a distinct colour difference viewable from the tower. The Darling is a clay based river, its milky appearance contrasts starkly to that of the mighty Murray. Truly one of Australia's iconic 'must-see' attractions. You can climb up to the viewing tower and look down upon the confluence of the two majestic rivers, take a leisurely stroll along the walking track, take advantage of the facilities on offer for a barbecue or picnic or simply read up on the history of the Darling River in the pictorial informational gazebo.
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Wentworth Courthouse

Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Wentworth Courthouse is National Trust Listed and is still in use for local court sessions. The Wentworth Court House was opened on 13 April 1880. It took the place of a smaller brick building further up Darling Street, but in the same town block. Made from the local clay bricks, it is a magnificent building that has stood the test of time and provides an excellent example of pioneer architecture and design. The Courthouse has been restored and the original picket fence replaced - it is still used for local court sessions. The National Trust has listed this building as one to be preserved because of its unique history.
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Ruby's Cargo

Shop 1 Adams Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Ruby's Cargo is a shop with a difference! With unique arts, crafts, gifts and produce made by the many talented people in the Wentworth area! Come and browse their large range of 69 scented soaps. From the exotic Berry crush, Lemon Sorbet, Chocolate, Mango butter and Mandarin, to their flowery scents and the practical Gardeners Scrub, there's sure to be a scent to entice. Ruby's Cargo is pleased to be the retailer for Murray River Gourmet Salt. This uniquely coloured and flavoured salt is available in flake, grain and grinder varieties. Tin Thingz are a popular product sold at Ruby's Cargo, featuring garden and home companions in corrugated iron. Ruby's Cargo is home to the delicious Wool shed Pantry range which boasts over 87 products. All are lovingly handmade to family recipes, utilising each season and its particular abundance of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Ruby's Cargo presents the colourful and sometimes cheeky artwork of the very talented Marg Whyte. Choose from Margz Cardz, prints, calendars and original paintings. The boat has docked with a unique collection of fresh seasonal products, preserves, sweets and chocolates, local gourmet salt, soaps, lavender products, woodwork, prints and paintings, photography, cards and books, children's clothing, baby accessories, knitwear, linen, tin thingz, antiques, patchwork, bags, bric-a-brac, dolls and bears, shirts and rugby tops, hats and scarves, jewellery, olive oil, dried fruits and nuts, lead light and wrought iron, pottery and ceramics.
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Crown Hotel Wentworth

52 - 56 Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Publicans Tristan and Rachel along with their team invite you to enjoy their friendly service and atmosphere. With over 30 years combined experience between the two you can be sure that they, together with the professional staff are able to tailor their service to suit individual needs. They have a menu created seasonally, as well as the daily chefs specials. The AUD10.00 lunch specials are a mix of old favourites and modern delights. Meals are served from 12 noon until 2pm, and 6pm until 8.30pm Monday - Saturday. There is a private function room that can seat up to 65, suitable for any birthday and anniversary parties, farewell functions, dinner or lunch meetings, with full conference facilities. The bar opens at 10am daily.
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Ferguson Tractor Monument

Adelaide Street, Adelaide Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
The 'little grey' Ferguson tractor wrote itself into the annals of local history through the integral part it played in saving Wentworth from the 1956 floods. Flood waters raced towards Wentworth via both the Darling and Murray rivers, resulting in a third of Wentworth going under water. Wentworth became an island in an inland sea. The tenacious will of the Wentworth people saw them stay and fight to save their town from ruin when all authorities were urging them to evacuate. During the floods, the roar of the little Fergies could be heard 24 hours a day as volunteers patched and built crumbling and new levee banks to fortify Wentworth from the rising waters. An earlier monument to the town-saving Fergies was erected at the corner of Adelaide and Darling Streets in Wentworth in 1959 and still remains there to this day.
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Captain John Egge Statue

Wharf Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
John Egge was born in Shanghai China in 1830. As a young man he worked a sampan on the Yangtze River. At 16 he sailed to Australia as cabin boy with Captain Francis Cadell. Egge was the cook on Cadell's PS Lady Augusta which raced with Captain Randall's vessel, PS Mary Ann in 1853, to be the first to navigate the river between Goolwa, South Australia and the Junction. At the Junction, the silt laden Darling River reminded Egge of China's Yellow River. In 1859, he settled in Wentworth with his English wife Mary Perring and they raised eight children. In 1866 he chartered his first river boat PS Treviot. By 1870, Egge was established as one of the biggest traders on the Murray Darling and his on-shore business interests had expanded at the same rate as his river trade. He also owned property in several towns on the Murray and Darling Rivers. At various times he owned or captained the Moira, Endeavour, Prince Alfred and the floating emporium Murrumbidgee. He operated a general store as well as a depot on this wharf, which supplied station properties and towns along both rivers. Captain Egge died in Wentworth in 1901, and is buried in Wentworth Cemetery. A bronze statue of Captain John Egge was unveiled at the Wentworth Wharf on 12 June 2009 during the 150th Anniversary of Wentworth. The statue was commissioned by the Wentworth Branch of the National Trust and sculpted by Lynne Edey.
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Wentworth River Cruises

Wharf Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Enjoy a most unique and relaxing experience in comfort and style aboard Wentworth River Cruises stunning vessel with your hosts Greg and Julia. Wentworth River Cruises do regular weekly cruises along the Murray or Darling Rivers. On a Wednesday you can enjoy a scenic cruise down the rivers with some afternoon tea or book on for the Twilight River Cruise which includes a Fish and Chip Dinner and live Music with some stunning river scenery by twilight. Then on Sunday there are family barbecue lunch cruises which include a barbecue buffet lunch served on board. The cruise is available for charter, functions, weddings, birthdays and conferences. And it is fully catered and licensed to meet the needs of your occasion. The cruise boat is air conditioned and has wheelchair access as well.
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Wentworth Wharf

Wharf Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Wentworth Wharf was originally built in 1879 using local timber and was a major landmark of the town - a hive of industry. Boats, large and small were to become a 'way of life' in the town on the junction of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Throughout the riverboat era Wentworth was the busiest inland port within NSW (third busiest port after Sydney and Newcastle). During one week 31 steamers were docked at the wharf. The original wharf deteriorated and was demolished in 1983. A replica was built (including the little customs office) and now stands in its place.
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Wentworth Model Paddlesteamer Display

29 Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Wentworth Model Paddlesteamer Display is possibly the largest and only collection of its type in the world. There are 26 intricately handcrafted miniature Model Paddlesteamers are on display with a detailed Fact Sheet on each Model. The display represents a lifetime of work of enthusiast Rodney Hobbs. Memorabilia of a great era in Australian Riverboat history. Group appointments welcome.
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Artback Australia Gallery and Cafe

Corner Darling and Adelaide Streets, 8 Adelaide Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Immerse yourself in the unique environment that is Artback. Artback Australia is set in a stunning heritage building that has to be seen to be believed. As well as views of the Darling River, there is always something new to see in the Artback Gallery which features a variety of paintings, drawings, textiles, jewellery and photography by the wonderfully diverse group of artists that share this creative way of life. Enjoy fresh coffee, homemade cakes, changing lunch menu, quality wines and beer. The wide front veranda, sheltered courtyard and comfortable library corner are great places to chat with friends or read the paper. Book an Artback art class, function or meeting in the beautiful modern and spacious building. Artback is a welcoming place to visit, you will be well taken care of by the friendly staff as you sit and have a drink with friends.
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Rendelsham (known as the Nunnery)

28 Cadell Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Rendelsham (known as the Nunnery) was the original home of Wentworth's first Mayor, William Gunn. Today you can visit the house of the first major and hear about the history it had since it was constructed. The first house to be called Rendelsham and was built by the first Mayor of Wentworth, William Gunn. He lived there until he built the second residence in the centre of the town, Rendelsham House, and then this house became Catholic Church property, used by the local Priest as the Presbytery. In 1892, it became the Convent, home of the Sisters of Mercy who established and taught at the adjacent Saint Ignatius School.
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Former Customs Officers Residence

Cnr Wharf & Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Former Customs Officers Residence was an integral part of the busy Port of Wentworth during the late 1800's. The Customs Office was constructed in 1884, replacing the first customs building that was constructed in 1864 and situated on the West side of the Darling River, near the bridge. This building remained an integral part of the busy Port of Wentworth up until the decline in the river trade in 1890's. A Custom Officer was still operating from this site in 1912. It is now a private residence and during 2001, a commemorative plaque was placed on the house, by the Australian Customs Authority. Please contact the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre for enquires about Former Customs Officers Residence.
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PS Ruby Wentworth

Fotherby Park, Silver City Highway, Wentworth NSW 2648
Step back in time as you are welcomed onboard the authentic 1907 heritage paddlesteamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling Junction. Feel a tinge of excitement and adventure as the steam chambers breathe life into the powerful paddles propelling the 205 ton riverboat. Note the lovingly restored woodwork and polished brass fittings and be amazed by the 132 foot nine inch vessel that only dips two and a half feet into the water below. Imagine how the outback opened up through the Murray and Darling rivers. Fuel had to grow out of the surrounding bush to fire up the boiler. Now the billabongs and lagoons are teeming with bird life and the spectacle of cruising on a commercially surveyed New South Wales heritage paddlesteamer is a unique opportunity. Volunteers are thrilled to welcome visitors aboard on Mondays to Fridays between 12noon - 2pm for guided and self-guided tours.
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Possum Statue

Fotherby Park, Silver City Highway, Wentworth NSW 2648
The 'Possum' lived for 50 years as a hermit around the Wentworth area. A life size statue of a man known as 'The Possum', who when disgruntled by life during the "Great Depression" (1929) took to living off the land around Wentworth. He slept in trees (thus his name), walked many miles, swam the rivers, living the life of a hermit and avoided human contact for some 50 years before his death at the age of 81. A proud man, 'Possum' worked for graziers in exchange for food and clothing, although he would always wait until the folk had left for town before he began his work. He was known to upset some of the property owners when he let the dogs loose because he felt sorry for them. Hear his story via voca-phone by placing 20 cents in the green metal box close to the statue.
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PS Ruby Fotherby Park

Silver City Highway, Wentworth NSW 2648
PS Ruby Fotherby Park is a paddle steamer that has been lovingly restored to her former glory. Built in Morgan, South Australia in 1907, it was the fourth paddle steamer to be called Ruby, she transported passengers and cargo between Echuca, Mildura, Wentworth and Goolwa. After a long and busy life Ruby slowly fell into disrepair, ending her days as a houseboat at Mildura. It was purchased by the Rotary Club of Wentworth in 1968 and was dry docked in Fotherby Park, as a reminder of the riverboat era. In 1995 the Rotary Club realised the need for major restoration on the hull so handed ownership to the Wentworth community, in the trusteeship of the Wentworth Shire Council. PS Ruby was re-commissioned in July 2004. In 2004 the Restoration Committee received a NSW State Award for Heritage Restoration! Open to come on board for guided and self-guided tours. Tours include a fascinating glimpse into the past, where you will learn about the importance of the early riverboats and their huge contribution to outback Australia. Get behind the biggest wheel on the river, for a memorable souvenir photo, posing as the Captain.
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Sturt's Tree

Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
In January 1830 Captain Charles Sturt weighed anchor opposite Sturt's Tree when he reached the confluence of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Sturt's diary entry on arrival describes in detail "... surprised by the appearance in view, at the termination of a reach, a long line of magnificent trees. There is a huge sandbank, a little below us, projecting nearly a third way across the channel. Preparing to examine the new river, the Darling ...it appears to be 100 yards in breadth and a depth of over 12 feet. Its banks are sloping, and overhung by trees of magnificent size. Its appearance is so different from the water-worn banks of the sister stream, the Murray, the men exclaimed, entering an English river. An irresistible conviction impressed me so much I directed the Union Jack be hoisted. It waved over, in the heart of a desert...." Because Sturt was so convinced that he had reached the end of the Darling, the river he had named on his first expedition from 1828 to 1829, he then named the Murray at the confluence point after Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for the Colonies.
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Junction Island Nature Reserve, Canoe Tree and Walking Track

Two Rivers Ski Reserve, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Junction Island Nature Reserve and Walking Track is the shoal of land between the Darling and Murray Rivers. The junction sandbar is where a large number of Aborigines, armed with spears and weapons, threatened Captain Sturt as he sailed down the Murray on his expedition to find the inland sea. Luckily the Aboriginals were calmed down by four Aboriginals from across the river whom Sturt had befriended earlier and therefore the intruder's presence was accepted. You can visit the Island and stand on the footbridge between both the Darling and Murray Rivers or walk to the point where the rivers meet. Standing right in the middle of Australia's two greatest rivers is a unique Australian experience not to be missed. Flora, fauna, wildlife and birdlife abound within this island reserve. A canoe tree is located at the beginning of the walking track that leads to the point.

Possum Statue

Fotherby Park, Wentworth NSW 2648
The 'Possum' lived for 50 years as a hermit around the Wentworth area. A life size statue of a man known as 'The Possum', who when disgruntled by life during the "Great Depression" (1929) took to living off the land around Wentworth. He slept in trees (thus his name), walked many miles, swam the rivers, living the life of a hermit and avoided human contact for some 50 years before his death at the age of 81. A proud man, 'Possum' worked for graziers in exchange for food and clothing, although he would always wait until the folk had left for town before he began his work. He was known to upset some of the property owners when he let the dogs loose because he felt sorry for them. Hear his story via voca-phone by placing 20 cents in the green metal box close to the statue....

Avoca-on-Darling Hospitality

1122A Low Darling Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
Avoca-on-Darling Hospitality is the Darling's best kept secret. Avoca-on-Darling Hospitality is a heritage homestead complex in the Australian outback offering dinner bed and breakfast or self-contained accommodation at historic Avoca-On-Darling. Built in 1870s of stone and pine logs, the large rooms and high ceilings are characteristic of the period. Wood fires burn brightly during winter and in summer the wide verandas provide shade and views across the lawns sloping down to the river. Extensive gardens, jacaranda and peppercorn trees surround the homestead complex beyond which stand original out-buildings, fruit and vegetable gardens and tennis court. You are invited to stay or visit for Tea and Tour by appointment, share the relaxed atmosphere with your hosts, and have some fun too!...

Lake Victoria

Rufus River Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
Lake Victoria is a captivating place that embodies both Aboriginal and military history in addition to being a major water source for people in New South Wales, Victoria and other major towns and cities throughout South Australia. In 1994 when the lake level was lowered for maintenance, a wealth of Aboriginal history was discovered. Artefacts such as camp sites, stone tools, grindstones, shell middens and hearths and many more, along with extensive aboriginal burial sites were uncovered. It was estimated that up to three or four thousand individual graves existed in the large burial grounds. The significant number of remains provided evidence that dense populations of Aboriginal people had lived around the lake for many thousands of years. During World War two, Lake Victoria was used as a training ground for the RAAF's two operational training unit. Six fatalities resulted from these activities and to this day two airmen and their aircraft remain missing in the lake bed. For visitors to Lake Victoria there is a viewing point from which to overlook the magnificent lake, or contact the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre for any enquires you may have about Lake Victoria. ...

Riverboat Rod’s Model Paddle Steamer Display

29 Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Possibly the largest and only collection of its kind in the world, over 30 hand-made replicas hand-crafted with amazing and intricate detail. A life-time of work on display. Riverboat Rod constructs each Paddle steamer as closely as possible to original design. Many boats Rod has built range between 300 and 700 hours. The attention to detail is just incredible and some of his models now feature in museums around Australia and at the Wentworth Shire Council's office. A donation on entry would be very much appreciated to help Rod cover the expense of printing the information pamphlets with detailed descriptions of each steamer, that are also available. Rod's shop is currently located in the main street of Wentworth, NSW, on the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers, diagonally across from the Artback Cafe in the main street of Wentworth....

Darling and Murray River Junction and Viewing Tower

Junction Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
The junction of Australia's two longest rivers, the Murray and the Darling - an iconic Australian 'must see'. Climb the viewing tower and see the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers, which, combined, is the fourth largest river system in the world. When the Darling is in flow, a surprise awaits - as the two rivers are marked by a distinct colour difference viewable from the tower. The Darling is a clay based river, its milky appearance contrasts starkly to that of the mighty Murray. Truly one of Australia's iconic 'must-see' attractions. You can climb up to the viewing tower and look down upon the confluence of the two majestic rivers, take a leisurely stroll along the walking track, take advantage of the facilities on offer for a barbecue or picnic or simply read up on the history of the Darling River in the pictorial informational gazebo....

Wentworth Cemetery

Cadell Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Wentworth has some very old burials, dating back to the 1850s. Many of the district's pioneers are buried at the Wentworth Cemetery including several well know businessmen (William Gunn and John Egge). The occupants have not always rested easily here, as the front fence and some of the graves were moved back to allow room for a road and the building of Lock 10. During floods the cemetery was impossible to get to and funerals had to be boated in. A Cemetery Walking Tour map is available at the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre. Photo courtesy of the Wentworth Historical Society....
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Murray Darling House Boats

39a Wentworth Street, Wentworth NSW 2648
Murray Darling Houseboats have three of the latest smaller two to six berth compact deluxe houseboats operating within the Sunraysia area. Easy to manage and are ideal for couples, honeymoons, small families and pensioners. New to the fleet More R&R is a five to six bedroom luxury houseboat with two large bathrooms, spacious living areas and a heated rooftop spa. The houseboats are moored in Wentworth at the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers. This gives you three directions to explore and hundreds of kilometres of river to cruise. The Darling River is the longest in Australia with abundant bird life. Discover the tranquillity of the Darling and the majestic sand bars and bushland of the mighty Murray. Fish, swim, relax and explore what are you waiting for, come and cruise the Murray and Darling Rivers on a Murray Darling houseboat holiday it's all there for you to discover. ...

Perry Sandhills

Old Renmark Road, Wentworth NSW 2648
The Perry Sandhills are on the edge of the flood plain that includes Thegoa Lagoon. They are ancient and include Aboriginal cultural heritage areas. The sandhills have been used as a backdrop in many films and television shows. According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located six kilometres outside of Wentworth and are a unique land formation of 400 acres of continuously shifting sand dunes. Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found there. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Pioneer Museum in Wentworth. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift....