Getting to Bendleby from Sydney

Take the ultimate Road Trip from Sydney to Bendleby Ranges, and make it a real adventure! We’ve taken the hassle out of planning the adventure – all you need to do is make the trip!

Day 1

Sydney to Dubbo

From Sydney, Head West and over the Blue Mountains. Make your first stop in Lithgow for a Coffee at one of the many Cafes to recharge and then continue North West.

Things to do in Lithgow

Your second stop will be in Mudgee, where you can check out a few of the local wineries for lunch and a tasting, or check out some of the local arts and crafts, and refuel if you need it.

Things to do in Mudgee

From here, you’ll make the final drive to Dubbo, where there are a range of accommodation options, and the Dubbo Zoo. If you want to take an extra day, stop and visit the zoo before you continue on your journey.

Things to do in Dubbo

Day 2

Dubbo to Willcannia

From Dubbo, you continue West to your first stop at Nyngan. You can get a photo with the Big Bogan in the middle of town and grab a coffee or breakfast.

Things to do in Nyngan

From there, you continue West to Cobar where you can check out the lookout, grab a photo in front of the Cobar sign, and then get a bite to eat at one of the many Cafes (or the pub).

Things to do in Cobar

Your final destination for the day is Willcannia.  From here, you can take a walk along the river, or make a trip North to the Opal mining town of White Cliffs, or take a slight detour to Menindee Lakes (a beautiful place to camp for the night).

Things to do in Willcannia

Day 3

Willcannia to Bendleby Ranges

Get on the road early and head to Broken Hill for Breakfast. Head up to the Line of Lode Miners memorial for a stroll, before doing your last big grocery shop (Last Coles/Woolworths). Save your fruit/veggie and meat buy until after you are in SA (you can’t enter SA with any fresh fruit/vegetables).

From Broken Hill, continue West. Your next stop is Yunta, where you can stop at the pub for a refreshment and a yarn, before you continue onward.

Just under 90 minutes later, you’ll hit Ororoo, the last town before Bendleby. Fill up with fuel, grab last minute groceries from the local IGA, and your meat fix from the local butcher before a nice 45 minute drive along the best dirt road in the country to hit Bendleby, where the real adventure begins!