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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

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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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Three metres beneath the red earth of White Cliffs, in the dugouts as the homes are called, it is always a moderate 22 degrees and is forever dark.

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Taken at the Underground Motel the morning, nice flower.



It was put on by the NSW Government Health, Far West Local Health District
It is called
"Live Your Best Life"
So today they started "Best Life White Cliffs" it goes something like this, if you live your best life without stress "you will have a better life" "you will feel better and it will help keep illness away" the government is putting up the funds to support the program starting this year.

They want the people of White Cliffs tell them what should be in the program.

Dick hands out lunch today, heaps of cooked food.

The Logo for Live your Best Life...

It was a big party held at the White Cliffs Hospital, about 40 people plus the kid's from the White Cliffs School for lunch, Opal miners and a lot of older people came along today.




Thank you to Belinda, Maureen and Vicki for the Biggest Morning Tea at the White Cliffs Hospital (18th May) we all had fun and a great day.

What a great day, was had by all.



Quad Bikes Read Below

Hi Rex would you mind amending Quad Bike Training as a few days ago the Minister announced training and helmet are now free.  
Cheers Annette Turner.


Grey Hair Nomad

Are you a Grey Hair Nomad, and you are planning a trip in 2017 then come see White Cliffs, New South Wales. It's the place to be seen, the Weather is great, Visit White Cliffs Number one friendly town in the Outback.

Apart from Opal we have a great Caravan Park, The White Cliffs Underground Motel with it's great food. Red Earth Cafe and a number of Opal shops. And your always welcome at the White Cliffs Hotel and the list goes on.

"If you are a little old that's ok most of us are to."

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As a visitor, you may ask "What is there to do in White Cliffs?" your White Cliffs Map Brochure, start at the Visitor Info Centre (The General Store), send the kids around to find the brush emus and notice the mural painting next to the letter boxes.
Then cross Johnston Street and view the display in the National Parks Building.
That finished, wander over to Joe's Stubby House and feast your eyes on beautiful opal, before slipping over to the Pub for the coldest drinks in NSW.

Having finished this corner, walk or drive North past the Public Toilet and the Community Hall, that during the year hosts The Music Festival, Bush Opera, Gem Fest, Arts Festival Not to mention Indoor bowls, Table tennis and various other Club Meetings.

Then go past the Cenotaph, the Health Clinic (where the Flying Doctor comes once a week) admire the beautiful rose garden and Rock/Ant Monument. Finish at the original Post Office building on the corner. Look towards Turley's Hill and notice the old stone Church which in its earlier days was the Masonic Hall.

Coming back down the street, past the State School with an average of a dozen students, past the Arts and Crafts building, then the CWA, and now you are back to the Info Centre.

Hop in your car and travel down the street heading East onto the dirt and visit the Cemetery where for some, the names are the only reminders of the over 500 residents permanently resting there.

Come back into town, drive up Turley's Hill that's the one with the towers and visit Southern Cross Opals and Linda George Jewellery (open 10.00am to 11.00 am in season.) Now at the bottom (town side of this hill) travel over to Smith's Hill and look around at the Underground Motel. Stop, have a chat or coffee, check out the menu or even stay the night and enjoy underground living.

Drive around the hill back towards town and turn west towards the large Solar Dishes (hard to miss). This was the Australian Governments FIRST attempt to supply power to a town using solar energy. Unfortunately today, technology has outstripped the viability of this plant.

Notice the building opposite The White Cliffs Sporting Club (if it is Sunday, in the evening you could join the locals for a Roast and a chat). Then walk over to the Golf course on the right with oil scrapes. In the 1890s this area was filled with calico tents miners and their families struggling to make a living with little water.

Continue back to the General Store (if it is a Friday, at 6.00pm you can grab a meal there and mingle with locals as well). Head North again, past the Caravan Park onto the dirt and about 100 metres via left towards the dugouts in the area known as The Blocks. You will see the signs for Fossickers Den where you can view some beautiful jewellery and giftware. Whilst driving through The Blocks area, be sure to visit the "White House" dugout tours available at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Then on to Red Earth Opal and Cafe for a fine mix of coffee, cake, opal, chat and mine tours (tour at 3.00pm).

By now you are ready to rest and start again tomorrow.

Get ready for your big adventure. What do you need?

Drinking water, Spray water and a snap lock bag or jar, Maybe fly nets, Good shoes to protect against bindies and prickles, Decent hat or cap, long sleeve shirt and sun protection.

Past the caravan park again, leaving the bitumen, you will see signs saying "Visitors Trail". You can go either way on the circuit you won't get lost because from all over the Opal Field you can see the Communication Towers on Turley's Hill.

Look at the moonscape. If you see a working miner, wander over and say hello. Stop your car and start "noodling" looking for opal on top of the ground amongst the opal shafts – this is when you will find your spray water helpful to get rid of the dust off the rocks and make the opal easier to find. Try to get the sun behind you as well. Never step backwards, watch all kids and dogs deep holes!!!

Approximately halfway around the trail you will come to a small hill. Stop and read the information signs there. Notice the changes in the landscape and keep an eye out for the roos, emus, shingleback lizards and birds.

Head back on the circuit back to town. Don't forget to notice the sunset, and the night sky hosting billions of stars. After the adventurous day and another good night's rest, you might be ready to head south to Wilcannia, north to Wanaaring or west to Tibooburra. Or, like many others, you might just decide to stay longer and soak up the atmosphere.

Good luck, Kim a Wintery.



The ground at White Cliffs has given up some Opal

That's a nice find in White Cliffs

If you like Opal you have to like this fine in White Cliffs


Do you have anything to report on the White Cliffs "Land Right's" you would think our local member would report to the people after all it is almost April 2017. Does anyone have any comment to make.


Solar Power in Broken Hill

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White Cliffs Gem Festival
Car Boot Sale

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that a date has been set for the 26th and 27th August 2017 for the above event. Please contact me if you would like to book a stall or space for your vehicle. Further information to follow.
Jane Stevenson Phone 0429601870

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Visit White Cliffs Number one friendly town in the Outback.

Planning a trip in 2017 Visit White Cliffs Number One in the Outback of New South Wales
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White Cliffs a great place to visit the star's, Super Moon over White Cliffs November 14th 2016

The Super Moon to the east of White Cliffs tonight Picture: RexD from top of Smith's Hill you can also see a tree in the foreground.



Far west NSW named a priority by social services body for extra funding to fight inequality

Far west and western New South Wales have been named as priorities in a report calling for increased government funding to combat poverty and inequality.

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has asked the State Government to invest in transport, health and legal services for both regions in its next budget.
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It Could Only Happen in White Cliffs

The picture depicts the course superintendent who was called to sort out a dispute at the par 4, 6th scrape.


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

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Having coffee at the Underground Motel, Nurse "B", Vicki, Jenny and Carol. Meet Sunday 10am.


Nothing like a White Cliffs Sunset

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




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.


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 (


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


White Cliffs has a top air strip to land your plane Talk to 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.


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


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

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White Cliffs is a fascinating place to visit, at first glance there is our amazing moonscape scenery, if you take the time to look beneath the surface you will find riches galore.

You can organise your own tour or you can contact Rob Dyson on 0408792405 for a tag along tour.

ATTRACTIONS Linda George is our local silver and goldsmith, she runs studio and dugout tours daily between 10 and 11am or call 0437063660 for an alternative tour time Check out her work at

Amazing underground home Dugout tours 11am & 2pm daily, contact Cree Marshal or 0497 268 971. will give you a taste of what you can see.

For Red Earth Opal Mine tours contact Graeme Dowton, 0488965282 the only tour of a working opal mine. April to November daily at 3pm. Check them out on Trip Advisor or Facebook.

Solar Power Station Tours Contact Bill Hoskins 0488917783.

The Paroo Darling National park is a short drive from town, take a picnic to Peery Lake and drive through arid and semi arid landscape and wildlife.

White Cliffs Underground Motel is an experience in itself, accommodation, meals, coffee and a History & Culture Centre, visitors always welcome. 08 80916677

White Cliffs Hotel Motel has accommodation and can cater for your group/event. They also have a great verandah for a cold drink and a chat with the locals. 08 80916606.

White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Reserve has camping and all amenities. 0880916688 Check them out on Facebook

Goodwood Stationstay is a working sheepstation 46km from town, you can camp at Woolshed waterhole or stay in the shearers quarters and even eat with the family. Check them out at
Ph (08)80916728 Email

White Cliffs Sporting Club offers Golf, roast dinners every Sunday night ( March- December). You can also hire the venue and have your event or function catered for. 0880916707

You can fossick for opal anywhere on the field that is not a current working claim. Brad at Fossicker’s Den 0413300420 can cut your found treasure or Linda George 0437063660 can cut and set to your design.

SOUVENIERS For opal souvenirs and gifts go to:

Southern Cross Opals, 0880916707 Fossicker’s Den, 0410355859
Linda George Jewellery, 0437063660, The Stubbie House, 08 80916707
Red Earth Opal Café 08 80916900, The Underground Motel, 08 80916677 Outback Store 08 80916611

Cool off in summer in our swimming pool, open every afternoon November – March. We have Telstra next G phone and internet service. We have a clinic and a weekly Flying Doctor service 08 80916605.

For more detailed information please refer to our White Cliffs brochure, available to download on or ring Honor Taylor at White cliffs Outback store, our Tourist Information Centre 0880916611.



WHITE CLIFFS OPAL FIELD - THE FIRST & THE FRIENDLIEST CONTACT INFORMATION For all TOURISM enquiries (Promotion, Tours, events) contact Tourist Association White Cliffs, Honor Taylor 0880916611, Linda George 0437063660 or Dick Wagner 0880916707

For all ACCOMODATION enquiries contact White Cliffs Caravan Park 0880916688, White Cliffs Hotel 0880916606, White Cliffs Underground Motel 0880916677, Goodwood Stationstay 0880916728

For all CATERING and conference enquiries contact White Cliffs Sporting Club 0880916707, White Cliffs Outback store 0880916611 or White Cliffs Underground Motel 0880916677

White Cliffs Underground Art Festival contact Cree Marshal 0497268971

White Cliffs Music Festival contact Anne Baker 0428757006

White Cliffs Gemfest contact Jane Stevenson 0429601870

White Cliffs Miners Association contact Jane Stevenson 0429601870 or Ron Dowton 0880916711

White Cliffs Gymkhana contact Chris Cattlin 0408195168



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.
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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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