Burke and Wills Campsite
The famed 1860 Burke and Wills expedition saw the first successful north–south crossing of the continent between Melbourne and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The expedition’s leader, Robert O’Hara Burke, and his third in command, William John Wills, were 2 of 7 men to die in the attempt. The expedition camped for some time at this spot on the Darling River, 20 km north-east of Mendindee near the Main Weir. To get here, take the Menindee–Broken Hill Rd north of Menindee, and after 8 km take a right turn-off and follow the signs. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.
Who to contact: Menindee Visitor Information Centre (08) 8091 4274
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