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■ Ruston’s Roses
BLOOMING in a former fruit orchard in
Renmark is Australia’s largest rose garden,
home of the National Rose Collection of
Australia. Nearly 4000 varieties of roses
are grown in the warm, dry climate of
South Australia’s riverland region. Wander
among the fragrant blooms and enjoy a
snack in the air-conditioned cafe. For non-
rose lovers there are historic racing and
(08) 8586-6191, www.rustonsroses.com
■ Banrock Station
MORE than just a cellar door, Banrock
Station’s Wine and Wetland Centre near
Kingston on Murray has self-guided walk-
ing trails through the wetlands to bird
hides to observe migratory birds. The cen-
tre is built of rammed earth on one side
and its expansive deck overlooking the wet-
land is a perfect spot for a drink and a meal.
Banrock Station is restoring the 250-
hectare site to its natural state.
(08) 8583-0299, www.banrockstation.com.au
PADDLESTEAMERS – such as the PS
Murray Princess operated by Captain Cook
Cruises and the PS Marion, the last opera-
tional, original heritage, steam-driven,
wood-fired, overnight paddlesteamer in the
world – cruise from here. Land-based activ-
ities include historic walks and the recent-
ly re-commissioned steam-powered Beam
engine, set to take pride of place in the new
Mannum Dock Museum of River History.
Mannum has an excellent Visitor
■ Monarto Zoo
ON THIS 1000-hectare wild animal sanc-
tuary you’ll find African lions and painted
dogs, Barbary sheep, bison and black rhi-
noceros, cheetahs and chimpanzees,
meerkats, zebras and Australia’s largest
* Sue Preston was a guest of the South
Australian Tourism Commission.
Not one for kayaking, SUE PRESTON explores
what’s within cooee of the Murray River.
WET A LINE – In or out of the water, the Riverlands region has a lot to offer.
Photo courtesy of Peter Fisher/ South Australian Tourism Commission.
Onshore fun, too
the accessible Outback
Corner Country tour – 6 days/5 nights
Join the multi-award winning team from Tri State Safaris on
an adventure into Outback NSW’s Corner Country. Discover
Cameron Corner, Tibooburra, White Cliffs, & Mutawintji NP.
CountryLink package includes return rail, 4 nights
accommodation, transfers, meals & touring.
The Broken Hill Outback Explorer train
operates weekly from Sydney to Broken Hill
plus a daily train and coach service via Dubbo.
Sit back, relax in air- conditioned comfort, enjoy a meal and let
CountryLink take the hassle out of getting to outback NSW.
A visit to Broken Hill is a true Australian Outback experience. The Silver City has a rich
frontier history and today is a fascinating mix of both mining town and artists’ mecca.
It is also a great base from which to explore the true outback– from the beautiful
Menindee Lakes and Mutawintji National Park, home to one of the best collections
of Aboriginal rock art in Australia, to the red sand ‘corner country’.
Outback Break tour – 6 days/5 nights
An introduction to the Broken Hill region.
Explore Menindee Lakes, Kinchega NP, Sculpture Symposium,
Royal Flying Doctor Ser vice, Silverton, outback art and local
mining history. CountryLink package includes return rail,
4 nights accommodation, transfers, meals & touring.
pp. twin share
pp. twin share
For more information go to
www.countrylink.info or call 13 28 29
Send an A4 self-addressed stamped envelope to: CountryLink Broken Hill Special
PO Box 222 Galston NSW 2159, for your complete outback holiday information.
*Terms and conditions apply. Valid to 31 March 2011.
**Conditions apply. Valid to 31 August 2010.
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