Wilcannia is a step back in time, approximately a 200 km drive from Broken Hill. In 1860, it was a thriving river port on the edge of the outback. Transporting wheat and wool by paddle-steamer along the Darling in the 19th century, and not long afterwards had 13 hotels and a population of 3,000. This legacy is apparent today on streets lined with historic architecture, best enjoyed by walking the town’s heritage trail.

Once known as the Queen City of the West, take the heritage walk or a short drive around town for a glimpse of beautiful and architecturally impressive buildings made of local sandstone. Significant buildings and structures are the courthouse, the gaol, the school with its murals, the post office with its iron lacework, as well as the National Trust-listed centre-link bridge and old wharf that handled all that cargo so many years ago.

For more information, please visit Wilcannia, Outback NSW - Plan a Holiday | Visit NSW.

The Central Darling Shire Heritage Trail Tourism App contains historic photos, heritage stories and interviews with locals.
It can be downloaded free from Apple and Google Play App stores.