The Murray and Darling Rivers meet at the historic port of Wentworth, which has a population of approximately 1,600.
Aboriginal history dates back thousands of years, Captain Charles Sturt arrived in 1830, settlement and grazing began in the 1840s, and Wentworth was the nucleus of river trade between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Wentworth retains an ‘historic’ atmosphere with well maintained buildings, including the Old Wentworth Gaol, Churches, Post Office, and other buildings. The two rivers provide precious water for agriculture, domestic supply and fishing, skiing, bushwalking and bird watching. Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol and Pooncarie, boast magnificent river frontage.
The Wentworth Shire is a unique holiday destination featuring: the Perry Sandhills (ancient, red sand dunes-great family fun); eco-cultural tours to Mungo National Park (World Heritage listed); river cruises; walking tracks, industry showcases such as a fishery, citrus orchard, wineries and viewing the local wildlife.
Wentworth is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Wentworth in New South Wales, it is located approximately 856kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 1636.718 square kilometres. Wentworth has a recorded population of 1437 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Wentworth we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Wentworth and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.