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Regional Tourism Guide for theOutback
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Heritage Festival Broken Hill
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The Heritage Festival is a showcase of the Nation's history through architecture, theatre, art, music, interactive tours and displays. The 2019 festival program focuses on mining and unions includes events for all age groups, visitors, locals and reaching all sectors of the community.

Commencing with Heritage Highlights with the Town Hall Facade transformed into a massive canvass as images from the City's Outback Archives are displayed.
Other events include a Cemetery tour focusing on mining and union officials laid to rest in Broken Hill; guided behind the scenes tour of the Trades Hall; Mining and union history brought to life through theatre.

An in-depth tour and discussion on historical mining buildings and locations.

The Perilya Limited Mining Our Own Business: Past Present Future Reunion Dinner will be held at the Civic Centre on 24 April.

Catch up with old friends and reminisce about the "old days".

Full program available online

White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo is one of the last remaining bush events in the Western Division of NSW. The Gymkhana has been held annually for more than 100 years and is one of the few continuing successful weekend outback events.

The weekend is packed full of Gymkhana Events catered for all ages and the Rodeo to top it off.

People come from far and wide to compete and watch.

Free camping and showers all weekend.

Catering throughout.

This is a great outback family weekend.

81st Annual Walgett Show
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Pavilions (child, adult and open classes to enter), Sideshow Alley, Specialty Stalls, Pets, Dogs and Sporting, Horse Events, Displays, Quick Shears, Bar, Entertainment, Fireworks and so much more to be announced!

Walgett Shire’s Largest Community Event
Information can be sourced from Walgett Show Society Inc.’s
Facebook page or contacting Walgett Show Society office.
See you at the Show!
White Cliffs Music Festival
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The White Cliffs Music Festival showcases a wide variety of musical genres with artists from all walks of music, many of whom are internationally acclaimed performers.

    The Festival has hosted fantastic performances from highly acclaimed artists such as Ted Egan, Phil Manning, Natalie Foley, Hamilton County Bluegrass Band from New Zealand, Travis Sinclair, Grant Luhrs and the Chook Raffle Band, Royden Donohue, Euripi, the Davidson Brothers and resident band from Wilcannia, The Black Shadows.
Topar Campdraft Hosted by Broken Hill Australian Stock Horse Branch
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

    Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

Dancing On The Darling
Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Come along and enjoy a weekend of entertainment at the Dancing on the Darling music festival. With performances by a number of artists and local acts.
Plenty of food and drinks, along with kids activites.

Bring the family and friends to enjoy a weekend along the Darling River.
Free Camping available
Rowena Cracker Night
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
In the evening of the Sunday of the June long weekend every year, a huge crowd converges on the tiny village of Rowena for a barbecue meal and supper, an amazing bonfire and entertainment, and of course fire works! Join them for a fun family night out.

Please phone for further information.
Bre Big Fish
Date Tue 11th Jun 2019
Held on the June long weekend, the "Bre Big Fish" is become bigger and better every year, attracting over 600 anglers in 2015. The Brewarrina Fishing Club aims to reduce the amount of pest fish such as Carp and restock the Barwon-Darling River with native fish to ensure future generations will continue to catch Cod and Yellow-belly.
PJ O'Brien Memorial Race Meeting Walgett
Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
The PJ O'Brien Memorial Race Meeting is a six race meeting. There will be fashions on the field for men and women and children, there will be an open bar and luncheon as well as smaller food stalls, novelty races, entertainment and activities for the kids. There is ample parking and shade area. Betting facilities will be available on the day.
Duck Creek Picnic Races
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Duck Creek Picnic Races are without a doubt the Western Plains social event of the year... An event not to be missed!

Enjoy traditional outback horse racing with all the facilities including TAB, Bookmakers, Bar and Food. Duck Creek Picnic Races are held annually at the Nyngan Racecourse.
Skydive Walgett!
Date Wed 10th Jul 2019
They're coming to your home town.

Embrace the fear, hop in the plane to take in your backyard during the 20 minute scenic flight to 14,000 feet.



Feel free to scream at the top of your lungs as you free-fall for 60 seconds at over 200 kilometres per hour.

Then enjoy floating down under canopy over the beautiful countryside for five - seven minutes soaking up views of Walgett, Namoi and Barwon Rivers and surrounds. Set down back to where you started this crazy adventure.

They have a unique, fun, relaxed and safe atmosphere to ensure you have the absolute most amazing skydiving experience possible!

Milparinka Gymkhana
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019
The Milparinka Gymkhana is held annually on the second Saturday of the NSW July School Holidays.

The day long event takes place on the Milparinka Sports Grounds, just on the north side of Milparinka, alongside the Evelyn Creek.

The gymkhana is a truly bush family day affair, with riders bringing their horses from local station properties as well as some distance away in Queensland and South Australia.

The riders, aged from about two years to, well, who knows, compete in a range of events including novelties such as the bending race, or flat races such as the Milparinka Cup.

All days meals are available, and at night, after prize presentation, entertainment to get everyone up and dancing.

Visitors are welcome to join locals at the Milparinka Gymkhana each July.

Skydive Lightning Ridge!
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019 to Fri 12th Jul 2019
They're coming to your home town.

Embrace the fear, hop in the plane to take in your backyard during the 20 minute scenic flight to 14,000 feet.



Feel free to scream at the top of your lungs as you free-fall for 60 seconds at over 200 kilometres per hour.

Enjoy floating down under canopy over the beautiful countryside for five - seven minutes soaking up breathtaking views of Lightning Ridge and the surrounding area.

They have a unique, fun, relaxed and safe atmosphere to ensure you have the absolute most amazing skydiving experience possible!

Carinda Races
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Carinda's biggest event of the year is its picnic race meeting held each July.

Carinda and District Race Club has been racing since 1915 and stages a six race meeting every July. Outback racing at its best!

All racing enthusiasts please put it in your diary for 101 years of racing at Carinda!
Lightning Ridge Opal Festival
Date Wed 24th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The countdown has started for Lightning Ridge's biggest event! The Opal Festival is a four day celebration and there are many ways you can join in the festivities.

    There is Australia's largest show of opal and opal jewellery on display, the Opal Queen Ball, International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Competition, plus loads more.

    The Opal Festival offers a jam packed program of events with free activities and social events.

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the outback's largest opal show and events to celebrate the character and charm of the opal industry.

AGL Nyngan Ag Expo
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
The AGL Nyngan Ag Expo is a community event organised by a dedicated volunteer committee and all funds raised are returned to the community of Nyngan.

Over 260 exhibitors will display their products and services ranging from farm machinery and livestock to lifestyle, fashion, art, craft, emergency services, schools and children's amusements, antiques and collectibles, and a car 'show 'n' shine.

See latest farming technology and find out about safety at home and on the farm, learn about energy conservation at the AGL site.

Afterwards relax and enjoy the hospitality and music, in the Aussie Country Catering Food and Wine Extravaganza marquee.

Louth Races
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
Situated on the banks of the Darling River 100 kilometres south-west of Bourke and 132 kilometres north-west of Cobar, Louth has an undeniable reputation for staging a great annual race meeting that keeps crowds coming back ... year after year.

While racing in the village dates back to 1880, instead of horse and buggy, today's racegoers are more likely to arrive in air-conditioned buses and cars, or by aeroplane. However, their great bush hospitality remains the same.

And while racegoers love the sheer isolation of Louth - the colourful bush characters and the experience of watching the horses thunder past the winning post in a cloud of dust - the action isn't just confined to the Saturday. Instead, there are four days of entertainment and activities, so come along, join in the fun and embrace outback country racing at its best.
Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill
Date Thu 12th Sep 2019 to Mon 16th Sep 2019
Desert, Disco and plenty of Divas darlings.

Headline performances from the nation's best cultural personalities plus DJ's Showgirls, Bio Queens, Drag Queens and Drag Kings representing every corner of Australia's diverse community.

Throughout the Festivals three stages, you'll experience plenty of comedy, cabaret, live music and social activities paying homage to the iconic cult movie and stage musical, "Priscilla- Queen of the Desert".

Also, don't forget to head to Town Square for the Main Drag In Drag street parade where you and the community of Broken Hill joins in on the celebrations.

Plenty to see and do, you'll be living your own desert adventure with all of the incredible sights, sounds and tastes in and around Broken Hill.

Hold your boa babe and sparkle up, there's nothing else like it.

The Broken Heel Festival is a bucket list journey you won't want to miss.
The Broken Hill Silver City Show
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
The annual Silver City Show is a true country affair, with something for everyone. Bring the whole family for a day of rides, food, and events. Check out the arts and crafts, the museum of 'days gone by' and the animal nursery, before the show stopping fireworks complete the day.
Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour Broken Hill
Date Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Festival of the Miner's Ghost
Date Fri 25th Oct 2019 to Tue 29th Oct 2019
The Festival of the Miner's Ghost is held annually in Cobar on the last weekend in October.

The fireworks display over the open cut quarry is spectacular.



A free music concert held in Drummond Park is a feature.



Markets where you can buy food and all sort of items are a feature.

Get in your picnic dinner before you enjoy the music.


Other events include and art exhibition, youth events, colour run, sporting events, charity golf day, youth disco, car club show and shine. Different events are added each year.

The Perfect Light Film Festival - Broken Hill
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Held annually in Broken Hill, the Perfect Light Film Festival is Broken Hill's iconic, annual, short film festival.

The program includes:
Friday November 1 - Film Festival Launch night.

Come and enjoy a screening of an iconic Australian film followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

Saturday November 2 - Free outdoor short film festival.

Bring a picnic, a rug and some friends and enjoy 12 short films outside, all competing for a prize pool worth up to AUD3,000.

Held at Sturt Park, Broken Hill from 6pm to 10.30pm.

Sunday November 3 - Free Filmmaking Symposium - Civic Centre, Broken Hill 10am to 2pm.

Learn about film making - the industry, current practices and gain insight from some of Australia's leading filmmakers, actors and producers,