If there’s one thing the New South Wales side of the Murray River is good at, it’s providing adventurous landscapes from moon-like terrains to ancient dune formation and kilometres of unsealed trails begging to be explored.
Affording 333 hectares of endless dunes, you’ll find Perry Sandhills located just six kilometres west of Wentworth. With its vast red sand and desert landscape, the site is full of Indigenous, cultural heritage, known to uncover many ancient artefacts and fossils, with geologists tracing the area to be at least 40,000 years old.
If you’re looking for a nature escape with an ‘out of this world’ description, then make your way to Wentworth’s Mungo National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed park is as much an archaeological haven as it is rich in lunar-esque natural beauty starring towering quartz and clay dunes.
Explore Mungo National Park by car or foot on the self-guided Mungo Loop Track.
Perhaps exploring dense bushland is more your thing? If so, Woomargama National Park may be more up your alley, located 20km south-east of Holbrook and 30km north-east of Albury. Home to Australian wildlife including several endangered species, it's the largest protected area west of the Great Dividing Range.
With over 100 kilometres of unsealed trails to explore it’s a 4X4 drivers dream, and with a couple of campgrounds there’s plenty of room to set camp a little further off the beaten track before hitting the walking trails.