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Outback New South Wales Australia

Number One Friendly Town in the Outback (White Cliffs NSW) Australia

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White Cliffs Caravan Park a great place to be this year.


White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Reserve (caravan park), is a friendly unique outback experience.  Situated in the middle of town close to the Opal fields and other local business.

Caravan & camping areas. Powered sites (6 of which are drive through). Amenities with coin operated hot showers ($1 for 5 mins). Laundry (coin operated). Free electric BBQ's. Camp kitchen, Children's playground and dump station. Pets allowed under control
Located in Johnston Street, White Cliffs NSW

Contact details
(08) 80916688 phone/fax. Leave a message as only manned morning and night.



We are on facebook, check it out "White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Reserve".


Wilcannia St. Mary Pharmacy

Free delivery three times per week to White Cliffs (scripts, webster pack or shop items.  Payment is easily made online or by ‘phone through the EFTPOS machine.

The Pharmacist
George Morkos


Warburton's Meat's Broken Hill
Fresh meat delivery to White Cliffs

Phone 0484116493

Click_Here for order sheet


Public Bus Service between Wilcannia & Broken Hill
Adult: single journey $6
Return journey $12
RED all day fare $2.50
Children: attending public and other registered schools—free under the SSTS scheme

Contact Broken Hill office
Ph 0417 417 954
Children not attending school (5-12 years) $4
Children under 5 free.
Booking agent: Wilcannia: Murdi Paaki
Tel: 08 8083 9100

Timetable—Departs Wilcannia RTC 8 am NSW time. Arrives Broken Hill 10 am SA time.

Departs Broken Hill PO 3pm SA time. Arrives Wilcannia RTC 5.30pm NSW time.


Outback General Store

Summer trading hours
Monday & Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday to Saturday 8.30am to 7.30pm
Sunday 10am to 3pm—fuel & groceries only.
The kitchen is CLOSED every Sunday.

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(This is a Free website to the World about White Cliffs Australia)

Refresh your page each day, when you refresh your page you will see the latest information on your screen

Not far to go the White Cliffs website is about to turn over 20,000 hits that a lot for such a small town in the outback of Australia right now we have past 19,500 if you wish to put something on the website just send it in as long as it is fit for the general public. And it is free.


Golf Report last weekend.

Gooday RexD and Carol D.

Well seems like a repeat,of last week. Great weather, course is beaut at the moment.
Scores were as follows.
Dick Wagner won with a net 30, he played the best game of the year. Had a birdy on the fifth.
Next came Peter Ellery with a net 35.
Me Macca with a net 36. actually it made me feel good on the sabbath letting Dick win.
Bob ? The maintenance man at the motel had a 54, no handicap yet. He eventually mastered the greens and driving mat. He had not played for four years.

Fellowship was great and the coffee at the Red Earth cafe afterwards, even better.
Happy days, Macca.


Attempted Robbery
It is alleged that someone tried to steal the motor on a self-tipper on the fields at White Cliffs recently.
So make sure that your possessions are secure and report any suspicious activity around your or your neighbour’s claim. (from Randel news.) 


White Cliffs Underground Art Festival (White Cliffs Hall)

aFriday, Saturday & Sunday
September 23rd to 25th 2016


Please find attached the 2016 art competition entry form. Feel free to share with anyone you may know would be interested in entering the competition. The Underground Art Festival Inc Committee
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His Excellency the Governor Mr David Hurley and Mrs Linda Hurley with members of the White Cliffs Health Council , Bert Gale, Bill Hoskins, Randel Greene and Dick Wagner


Daily Telegraph News does White Cliffs review to read it click below

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Wild Flowers, 50km's South of White Cliffs on the Opal Miners Way


Peter (the blocks) has a Computer for sale in full working it is a desktop computer system, call Peter in the local phone book or Sunday night at the Sporting Club.


The biggest website in the north west

Yes our website is now the biggest website in the north west of New South Wales with 200hits a week 836 hits in the last 30days and looking at 10,000 plus hits in the next year. More people read about White Cliffs on than any other place.


Nothing like a White Cliffs Sunset

Visit White Cliffs, the place not to be seen.
(most of it is underground)



Whipstick Station White Cliffs NSW





White Cliffs the place to visit this year.

Checking out the Sunset Smiths Hill White Cliffs this week, RexD

The membership fees of $20 per person are due on July 1, 2016 for the
2016-2017 financial year.
These can be paid by funds transfer, posted or hand delivered to the secretary or treasurer.
Please note that only financial members can vote at the AGM & general meetings.

For funds transfer (please send a copy to

Account name: White Cliffs Sporting Club Inc.
BSB: 062 513 Account number: 00908232
Reference: Please put your surname here.
The Club thanks you for your continued support and is looking forward to sharing an exciting 2016-17 with you.

Yours sincerely, Randel Claire Greene, Secretary, White Cliffs Sporting Club Inc.


Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on a pipeline from the Murray River to Broken Hill, in New South Wales' far west, to fix its water supply problems, the State Government says.

The city faces the prospect of running out of water in April next year, and the promised pipeline means it would no longer have to rely on the nearby Menindee Lakes for its water supply
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Drought and other 'acts of God' have made many outback farmers cranky and depressed over the last decade...

That is why Uniting Church minister David Shrimpton, otherwise known as "the flying padre", spends his days flying to remote sheep and cattle stations in far west New South Wales to deliver the 'good news' or just to lend an ear over a hot cup of tea.

More from ABC Rural Click Here


Four councils near the lower Darling River region in far west New South Wales and Victoria have pledged to lobby federal and state governments to return the river system to good health.

ABC News: Representatives from the Wentworth, Central Darling and Broken Hill councils in NSW and Victoria's Mildura council agreed on Tuesday to organised meetings with authorities to discuss the river's plight.
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Water Restrictions Lifted in White Cliffs

ABC News: The search for an alternative water supply for the town of White Cliffs, in far-west New South Wales, has proven disappointing, with no drinkable groundwater discovered.

The Central Darling Shire contracted an organisation to sink two test bores to investigate whether the water was high-enough quality to potentially supply the opal-mining town.

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White Cliffs now has NBN in most homes contact RexD


Since opal was first discovered at White Cliffs in 1872 people from all over the world, from all walks of life, have flocked to the isolated, far west New South Wales town, in search of the precious stone.
Almost 150 years later there are some modern conveniences, but with limited water and power, the town still has the feel of frontier living.
That lifestyle is the real pull for many people, like Ray O'Leary who left a city job and city lifestyle to move to White Cliffs eight years ago, and has not looked back...



It Could Only Happen In White Cliffs!!
How many times have you heard these words or said them yourself?
Well we think it’s time for some of the mad stories that make you say this to be written down for others to share.
One of the projects the White Cliffs Underground Art Festival committee hopes to accomplish for the 2016 Art Festival is to produce a book of White Cliffs stories. They can be funny, sad, dramatic, tragic, old, new – but they must be true.
Well … with a bit of license for exaggeration of course!
What we want are stories from the people.
If you can write the stories yourself – fantastic.
If your story is written as a poem – brilliant.
If you just want to jot down the facts for us to turn into a publishable story – no problem.
If you just want to ‘tell’ your story, let us know and we can tape it and write it up and it will still be published under your name.
Contact Cree Marshall for more information


Keep the kids safe on the farm!
Primary Industry Health & Safety Partnership has produced a video, Farm safety for kids, which can be found on the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation YouTube channel (


We visited White Cliffs in October last year and I agree it is the "Friendliest Town in Australia"

We stayed in the caravan park, went looking for Opal and found a little one.

The Sporting Club good fun on a Sunday night. The town has a good website and that's how we found White Cliffs in the first place. It all goes together to make a nice place to visit.

We are planning to return next winter for two weeks. As I like to spend more time with the craft group.

Hope you like the Red Earth picture.




If you have event on in or around White Cliffs Please email the website


White Cliffs the place not to be seen, a lot of smart people come to White Cliffs not to be seen.


White Cliffs has a top air strip to land your plane Talk to Graham at the White Cliffs Hotel


White Cliffs Craft Group
Why not come & join the ladies (and One man) as they sew, knit and natters?

All welcome
10.30am every Friday morning


Red Earth Cafe & Opal



Susan my daughter took this picture from Smith Hill looking east RexD


White Cliffs Opal Mines
from the air

I do not know who took this picture, just found it on the Internet, The West Field White Cliffs New South Wales 80,000 Opal Mining holes.



Always take care around
White Cliffs.

Opal fossicker dies after falling down mine shaft near Coober Pedy in South Australia

Sun 3 Aug 2014, 12:00pm: A man who went missing while fossicking for opals near the mining town of Coober Pedy has died after falling down a shaft, South Australian police say.
A friend raised the alarm after losing sight of the 41-year-old man while they were fossicking around disused mines yesterday afternoon. A search involving police and emergency services was organised and the man's body was found late last night.


White Cliffs Opal as found in the Earth


Don't forget Indoor Bowls
at the White Cliffs Hall
every Thursday night at 7:30pm
Come along it a good fun night.


Are you holding a meeting?  Don’t forget the Listen 6 hearing system so that those with some hearing loss can take part!  It can be booked and collected from Dick Wagner at Southern Cross Opals


Sheep Poo
The White Cliffs Primary School P & C is selling bags of sheep poo to raise funds.
$10 bag — collect from the school.


Census Night 9th August 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is preparing to count close to 10 million dwellings and approximately 24 million people in Australia on Census night.

The 2016 Census will be Australia’s first Census where more than two thirds of Australia’s population (more than 15 million people) are expected to complete the Census online in August 2016.

New delivery and collection procedures will make it easier to complete the Census online. In the lead up to 9 August, households will receive a letter from the ABS, addressed ‘To the Resident’, including a unique login and instructions on how to complete the Census online.

At the last census in 2011 White Cliffs had 103 people.


What does Wikipedia say about White Cliffs
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West Field Opal Mining Area


Is an online service directory which aims to provide consumers and service providers with information on the health services and programs in their community.

A unique feature of RHUBI is the clinic calendar which provides real time information on the upcoming clinics running in communities.

Consumers and service providers can search the calendar for their community or the service they need and be provided with dates, times, referral requirements, and other relevant information.

Consumers can make contact with the heath service to be placed on the waiting list or book an appointment at the next available clinic.

The communities involved are Balranald, Broken Hill, Buronga, Dareton, Gol Gol, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

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White Cliffs Nsw

The story of White Cliffs New South Wales.
White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales in Australia, in Central Darling Shire. White Cliffs is around 255 km northeast of Broken Hill, 93 km north of Wilcannia. At the 2006 census, White Cliffs had a population of 119. The primary school opened in 1895, and has operated continuously since then. White Cliffs was one of the many places visited by Bill Bryson in research for the book In a Sunburned Country

Opal fields at White Cliffs, The town was established in the late 19th century when opal was discovered. Opal has been mined ever since. The first Australian opal was found 20 years before in Queensland in 1872, when a party of kangaroo hunters were operating in the White Cliffs area. One of them, who had left the party to track down a wounded kangaroo over some low stony hills, picked up a pretty stone which appealed to him. When taking back the stone, they suspected it could be opal which the local jeweller confirmed. He advised to get as much opal as possible since this could be more profitable than kangaroo hunting. When the group filed a claim, opal had not yet been listed under gemstones, and it was decided to file the claim under the "Gold Mining Act"

Many of the residents live underground, using mining equipment to dig extensive homes in the hillside to avoid the intense heat outside. Cricketer Bill O'Reilly was born in White Cliffs, the son of the first school teacher.
Details from Wikipedia, more details
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From a visitor to White Cliffs New South Wales

Just a short note to the people of White Cliffs we drove in to your little town on Friday, just another town but it is not just another town it is full of wonderful people that just wanted to mix with visitors to town, we stayed at the caravan park, it's clean and a nice park.

Red Earth and the Underground Motel are a must see in White Cliffs the Den and the Bottle Shop.

Everyone wanted to talk with us at the Hotel. We will return to White Cliffs next year and stay a week, after three days I felt like a local.

Thank you.
Wendy and John Queensland




What do you do in
White Cliffs
New South Wales 

"You Move Rocks"




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