Pack your Murray River Roadtrip with archaeology, recent history, jaw-dropping vistas, exceptional vineyards and sights that truly can only be found in one spot in the world.
Mungo National Park, a World Heritage-listed site, acts as a conduit for visitors to reach out and connect with the ancient Aboriginal people who lived in the area as much as 45,000 years ago. Mungo Man, the earliest discovered human cremation, and other important archaeological discoveries like Mungo Woman and human footprints, tie visitors to the past in an enthralling setting of lunar-like landscapes.
Wentworth itself is on the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers. It’s a laid-back place featuring a quirky arts scene (check out the Wentworth Makers meeting each Sunday … crocheted cockatoo, anyone?), good food and great local wines.
If you’re feeling energetic head just out of town to the Perry Sandhills – 400 acres of roiling, shifting sand dunes waiting for you to jump and slide on, or to sit and observe as colour-flushed evening comes to settle on the sand.