The Newell Highway is more than a route through central western New South Wales. It’s a gentle journey, with surprising attractions that span the skies, the earth and the waters below it.

Story By Therese Hall

Travelling the Newell is often considered more of a route to elsewhere than a journey in itself. But it’s not hard to change that perception. Allow time to explore the places passed and meet the people who live along its shoulders and the blacktop that slices New South Wales in two opens up unique travel experiences: from soaking in a mineral spa at Moree to glimpsing other galaxies at Coonabarabran; gazing at giraffes in Dubbo to kayaking down the Murrumbidgee in Narrandera.

This Story is from Issue #97

Outback Magazine: Oct/Nov 2014