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Wentworth

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

Wentworth: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wentworth Wharf


The Wentworth Wharf was originally built in 1879 using local timber and was a major landmark of the town - a hive of industry. Boats, large and small were to become a 'way of life' in the town on the junction of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Throughout the riverboat era Wentworth was the busiest inland port within NSW (third busiest port after Sydney and Newcastle). During one week 31 steamers were docked at the wharf.

The original wharf deteriorated and was demolished in 1983. A replica was built (including the little customs office) and now stands in its place.




Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

Captain John Egge Statue


John Egge was born in Shanghai China in 1830. As a young man he worked a sampan on the Yangtze River. At 16 he sailed to Australia as cabin boy with Captain Francis Cadell.

Egge was the cook on Cadell's PS Lady Augusta which raced with Captain Randall's vessel, PS Mary Ann in 1853.

In 1866 he chartered his first river boat PS Treviot. By 1870, Egge was established as one of the biggest traders on the Murray Darling and his on-shore business interests had expanded at the same rate as his river trade.

Captain Egge died in Wentworth in 1901, and is buried in Wentworth Cemetery.

A bronze statue of Captain John Egge was unveiled at the Wentworth Wharf on 12 June 2009 during the 150th Anniversary of Wentworth. The statue was commissioned by the Wentworth Branch of the National Trust and sculpted by Lynne Edey.





Port of Wentworth,
Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

Wentworth: Events

Wentworths Country Music Markets


Supporting Rotary International and Local Community Projects. Stallholders with Produce, Preserves, Art, Craft, Home Baking, Clothing and More. Patrons are encouraged to come along, bring the whole family, and enjoy listening to the talents of the country music artists whilst strolling amongst the wide variety of Stalls and Displays.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Oct


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

PS Ruby - Country Music Sunday Cruise


Step back in time as you cruise the Darling and Murray Rivers and be entertained by Dave Prior and Owen Blundell. Learn about the authentic 1907 heritage paddle steamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling river junction. BYO lunch for the 11am cruise and refreshments will be available on board. Bookings at the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Oct


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

Country on the Darling - Every Day


Bring a chair sit, relax and listen to the country music talents hosted by Country Music artists on the lovely lawns at the Historic Port of Wentworth. Sausage sizzle every day. Programs available at the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre.


Event Dates
2017
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Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

PS Ruby - Country Music Saturday Cruise


Step back in time as you cruise the Darling and Murray Rivers and be entertained by talented country artists. Learn about the authentic 1907 heritage paddle steamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling river junction. BYO lunch for the 11am cruise and refreshments will be available on board. Bookings at the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Sep


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

PS Ruby Australia Day Lock 10 Cruise


Be in the spirit of Australia Day and Cruise the Murray and Darling Rivers on this, over 100 year old Paddlesteamer. Cruise through Lock 10 and be back at the Wentworth Wharf by 4pm. Enjoy a barbecue lunch with a lamington for sweets. Alcohol refreshments available to purchase for AUD5. No spirits and No BYO Alcohol. There will be free water and soft drinks.


Event Dates
2018
      26th Jan


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

Flying Doctor Rowathon on the Darling River


The 2017 Flying Doctor Rowathon will be starting from the Wentworth District Rowing Club lawns. Entries open in July.

Row 20, 40, 60 or 82 kilometres in a day on the Murray and Darling Rivers, Wentworth NSW.

Compete for a trophy, do a training session or just cruise along these beautiful rivers.
The Flying Doctor Rowathon raises funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Oct


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

Wentworth: Travel Tips

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Visitor Information Centre to pick up your Drive Trail Map and discover the attractions that others miss. The friendly and helpful team will guide you around the area and do their absolute best to answer all your travelling queries.

Wentworth Shire is a region of great diversity and it offers you the opportunity to experience an introduction to outback Australia.

It is a land of rivers, creeks and lagoons; of windmills, bores and waterholes. There are miles of saltbush, acacia, casuarina and mallee, wide flat plains, drifting desert sands, red roads and cobalt blue skies.

Magnificent ancient eucalyptus trees that are regal, gnarled and twisted, plentiful wildflowers, kangaroos of grey, blue or red, eagles, hawks, parrots and the beautiful little azure blue finches all make up the unique landscape of this exciting region.




66 Darling Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Wentworth

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